UFC 201 emanated from Atlanta with a welterweight title tilt atop the card.
And new! That was what UFC ring announcer Bruce Buffer had to announce after a blistering right hand KO from Tyron Woodley. The Missouri native put reigning champion Robbie Lawler out and ushered in yet another new era for the UFC in 2016.
In the co-main event, Karolina Kowalkiewicz out-worked Rose Namajunas to split decision. The victory sets her up for a meeting with fellow Polish striker, and current champion, Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
Bleacher Report chronicled the entire event. Want to relive the evening? Read on.
UFC 201 Quick Results
- Tyron Woodley defeats Robbie Lawler by KO at 2:12 of the first round
- Karolina Kowalkiewicz defeats Rose Namajunas by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Jake Ellenberger defeats Matt Brown by TKO at 1:46 of the first round
- Erik Perez defeats Francisco Rivera by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-28)
- Ryan Benoit defeats Fredy Serrano by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Nikita Krylov defeats Ed Herman by KO at 0:40 of the second round
- Jorge Masvidal defeats Ross Pearson by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
- Anthony Hamilton defeats Damian Grabowski by KO at 0:14 in the first round
- Wilson Reis defeats Hector Sandoval via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:49 of the first round
- Michael Graves vs. Bojan Velickovic is a majority draw (30-27, 28-28, 28-28)
- Damien Brown defeats. Cesar Arzamendia by KO at 2:27 of the first round