UFC Fight Night 70 was the end of The Machida Era.
Yoel Romero solved the puzzle, and then took Machida down to the mat. As soon as the fight hit the canvas, Romero pelted Machida with elbows that put him out. Referee John McCarthy rescued the former champion from further punishment.
In the co-main event, Lorenz Larkin continued to look outstanding as a welterweight with a TKO over Santiago Ponzinibbio.
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UFC Fight Night 70 Quick Results
- Yoel Romero defeats Lyoto Machida by KO at 1:38 of the third round
- Lorenz Larkin defeats Santiago Ponzinibbio by TKO at 3:07 of the second round
- Antonio Carlos Junior defeats Eddie Gordon via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:37 of the third round
- Thiago Santos defeats Steve Bosse by KO at 0:29 of the first round
- Hacran Dias defeats Levan Makashvili by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Alex Oliveira defeats Joe Merritt by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Leandro Silva defeats Lewis Gonzalez by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Tony Sims defeats Steve Montgomery by KO at 2:43 of the first round
- Sirwan Kakai defeats Danny Martinez by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)