The time arrived for another night of free, elite-level MMA thanks to the UFC and FOX and the fighters certainly delivered. Headlining the card, former light heavyweight champion Mauricio Rua battled Brandon Vera for the right to top contendership with Lyoto Machida–Ryan Bader playing a similar role in the co-main.
Both fights featured finishes though Machida’s edged Rua’s out ever so slightly in terms of being impressive, scoring “The Dragon” a title-shot as a result. Rua stopped Vera with strikes in the fourth round of their respective rumble, while Machida left Bader out cold due to a perfectly placed punch when the former TUF winner rushed in at the start of the second stanza.
Read below for a list of UFC on FOX 4 outcomes:
John Moraga def. Ulysses Gomez via Knockout Round 1 (Strikes)
Manny Gamburyan def. Michihiro Omigawa via Unanimous Decision
Phil De Fries def. Oli Thompson via Submission Round 2 (Rear-Naked Choke)
Rani Yahya def. Josh Grispi via Submission Round 1 (North-South Choke)
Phil Davis vs. Wagner Prado – No Contest (Eye Poke)
Nam Phan def. Cole Miller via Split Decision
Mike Swick def. DaMarques Johnson via Knockout Round 2 (Strikes)
Joe Lauzon def. Jamie Varner via Submission Round 2 (Triangle Choke)
Lyoto Machida def. Ryan Bader via Knockout Round 2 (Strikes)
Mauricio Rua def. Brandon Vera via TKO Round 4 (Strikes)