Walt Harris took a shot at UFC 216 Saturday night time, stepping up from a bout towards Mark Godbeer to a matchup towards former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum on a pair hours’ discover after an damage to Derrick Lewis took “The Black Beast” off the cardboard. However Werdum was an excessive amount of for Harris, profitable by submission in simply sixty five seconds at T-Cellular Area.

Werdum took Harris down within the opening minute, opting towards a standup battle with the onerous-hitting “Huge Ticket.” Harris tried to scramble out of hassle, however as he did, Werdum took Harris’ again after which his arm, with the armbar forcing Harris to faucet out at 1:05 of spherical one.

With the win, the No. 2-ranked Werdum strikes to 22-7-1. Harris falls to 10-6.


The primary Italian lady to compete within the UFC shortly turned the primary to get a win as properly, as Mara Romero Borella submitted Brazil’s Kalindra Faria within the first spherical of their flyweight bout.

Borella acquired the bout to the mat instantly and went to work, stepping into the mount place with relative ease. Faria tried to flee, however Borella wasn’t having it, and shortly she had her opponent’s again and the rear bare choke, forcing a faucet out at 2:fifty four of the opening spherical.

With the win, Ponte dell’Olio’s Borella improves to 12-four-1; Sao Paulo’s Faria falls to 18-6-1


Prime 15 lightweights Beneil Dariush and Evan Dunham delivered a top quality three-rounder in the primary card opener, battling exhausting for quarter-hour earlier than a majority draw verdict was rendered when it was throughout.

After the 2 fought on even phrases early within the first spherical, Dariush (14-three-1) landed two elbows that rocked Dunham (18-6-1) and put him on the canvas. The comply with-up assault from the Californian almost ended the battle. However the sturdy Dunham was capable of survive, even making it again to his ft within the remaining minute.

Dunham obtained a takedown within the first 30 seconds of spherical two, placing him again within the battle. Dariush labored for a submission off his again, and whereas he didn’t pull it off, he did discover his means again to his ft. Dunham stayed locked on his foe towards the fence for a spell earlier than the 2 broke, and whereas hanging, the Las Vegan stayed busy as Dariush appeared to tire.

In one other compelling spherical, Dunham and Dariush went at it exhausting within the remaining body, with Dunham surging forward within the late levels of the bout, making it clear that almost all draw verdict of 28-28 twice and 29-28 Dariush was a only one.