A career-defining victory for Luke Rockhold on mystery UFC on Fox 15 TV card; Junior Chavez destroyed on Showtime
By Zach Arnold | April 18, 2015
Main card results from the Prudential Center in New Jersey:
- Paige VanZant defeated Felice Herrig after 3R by unanimous decision.
- Featherweights: Max Holloway defeated Cub Swanson in R3 in 3′58 by submission (guillotine).
- Middleweights: Jacare Souza defeated Chris Camozzi in R1 in 2′33 by submission (armbar).
- Middleweights: Luke Rockhold defeated Lyoto Machida in R2 in 2′31 by submission (choke sleeper hold).
Interesting that the focus post-match in the main event was on Rockhold’s comments about wanting to fight at MSG and whether or not he will get to face Chris Weidman later this year. Weidman said on TV that he has better skills than Rockhold in every aspect.
— MMA Supremacy (@MMASupremacy) April 19, 2015
It was sad to watch. The crowd was surprised, if not shocked by the outcome. I was actually more intrigued by Rockhold’s t-shirt sponsor, Dip Your Car. They need to up their game to the level of Dynamic Fasteners.
The only fighter to have a worse night than Machida was Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on Showtime against Andrzej Fonfara:
Connor: Jim Gray with some classic shenanigans in the interview. "I don't think the fight was close. You were out-punched considerably."
— Bad Left Hook (@badlefthook) April 19, 2015
It was such a one-sided beatdown on the Chavez-friendly turf of StubHub Center. So much for any prospects of trying to sell a fight between Chavez and Andre Ward now.
Lucas Matthysse beat Ruslan Provodnikov after 12 rounds by majority decision in front of 4,500 paid at Turning Stone in Verona, New York.