According to a July 5 report from SB Nation, the results are in from the UFC 175 prelims, which aired exclusively on UFC Fight Pass. UFC 175, which went down July 5 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, easily had the most hype of any UFC card this year. The event absolutely lived up to the hype, delivering several explosive performances from some of the best athletes in the world.
Fight fans from across the globe flocked to Sin City for a stacked card that includes two UFC title fights, including a middleweight championship bout between undefeated New York standout Chris Weidman and former light heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida. UFC 175 was part of this year's International Fight Week.
The UFC 175 main card, which also features a women's bantamweight title fight between Ronda Rousey and Alexis Davis, kicks off later this evening on pay-per-view. But before the title fights go down, UFC 175 opened with an exciting middleweight scrap pitting Kevin Casey against Bubba Bush. If Casey vs. Bush was any indication, its that UFC 175 will be a good night for fight fans.
Casey opened with a flurry, connecting with a vicious elbow that rocked Bush early in the opening frame. The ref called a stop to the bout at the 1:01 mark of the very first round. Luke Zachrich also took on Guilherme Vasconcelos at middleweight, in a UFC 175 prelim fight that aired on UFC Fight Pass.
Following the UFC 175 prelims on UFC Fight Pass, the action heads to FOX Sports 1 for more preliminary card action. George Roop takes on Rob Font at bantamweight, and Chris Camozzi fights Bruno Santos at middleweight. In welterweight action, Kenny Robertson fights Ildemar Alcântara. The final UFC 175 prelim features perennial title contender Urijah Faber against fast-rising newcomer Alex Caceres.
The UFC 175 main card is set for 10 p.m. this evening, with Marcus Brimage kicking things off with a bantamweight scrap with Russell Doane. Uriah Hall takes on Thiago Santos at middleweight, and Stefan Struve returns from a long layoff to fight Matt Mitrione at heavyweight. Struve vs. Mitrione will serve as the swing fight of the UFC 175 main card.
Also on the bill, Rousey puts her 135-pound title on the line against Davis, a BJJ expert. Rousey vs. Davis goes down in the UFC 175 co-main. Capping off the card, Weidman looks to continue his winning ways by slipping past Machida, a former light heavyweight champ. With a victory, Machida would join an elite list of just two other men who held UFC belts in two different divisions.