Duffy adding in hands behind the low kicks. . Three punches off the guard for Thompson. Dillashaw lands an early flurry, but answers back quickly, nearly sweeping his opponent off his feet. Good elbows again and Gall is busted up on the forehead. Brown jumps on top and tries to strike, but Gall scrambles well and works himself to guard after surviving the attack. Now low outside for Duffy.
Thompson in fine form tonight. The number of times a fighter knocks down his opponent in a fight The number of significant strikes landed in a fight. Gall trying to turn and roll into an armbar. Right hand lands for Costa, and Hendricks stumbles a bit. He nails it but quickly backs away to reset. The Skinny: Heavyweights at opposites stages of their careers clash here as the veteran Oleinik jumps in with the up-and-comer Blaydes in a fight that should tell us where the 26-year-old prospect fits in the big boy ranks going forward. Garbrandt tries to hustle forward, but doesn't throw.
Gall scrambles to guard but eats a big hammerfist in the process. Both swing and miss on hooks. Duffy catches a kick, can't do anything with it. Oleinik wants the arm, but Blaydes pulls free and slips out to side control. Blood flowing freely, and Bisping finally turns and pushes back to the feet. He's still got it, in case you wondered.
Official Result: Paulo Costa def. Vick picking up the pace, but Duffy countering well. Kick to the body for Duffy. Thompson trips Masvidal to close. Gall finishes the round on top. Garbrandt trying to recover, but Dillashaw senses the finish.
They exchange in the pocket. Both men patient to start. Oleinik looking for wrist control, but Blaydes defends and passes to side control. He then blocks a Godbeer high kick. Vick pops up before Duffy can get there. Masvidal throwing big punches until the end. Wide hooks from Vick are blocked.
Vick looking for an elbow in tight. Good elbows from Brown along the fence. Gall drops to his back, Brown comes down to the mat with him, into Gall's guard. He land a left hand, and Bisping hits the floor. Can Michael Bisping continue his incredible final chapter with a second successful title defense? Brief timeout when Hendricks complains of an eye poke.
Gall sits up and grabs the neck, looking for the guillotine. Sharp uppercut lads from Zahabi. He gets out to the center, and Bisping fakes a few attacks to study the movement. Superman punch lands for the challenger. Blaydes in on takedown right away, but he gets back up quickly. Gall looking for the arm then spins to try and rise. Right hand lands for the champion.
Round 1: Todd Anderson gets the officiating assignment for this welterweight contest. Gall cut at the hairline as he rises. Vick just misses a high kick. Outside leg kick for Masvidal. Blaydes with a well-timed takedown as Oleinik is off balance. He's unleashing and Anderson jumps in just before the bell! Double jab lands and he's in on a shot. Right hand over the top lands flush for the champ.
Masvidal drives for a takedown. Not there, but he maintains control on top. Costa scores again with the knee. Costa avoiding to this point. Hendricks loading up the left when his opponent is close. Just a warning for Costa.
Frankie Edgar fight before getting to the bantamweights. Result: Ovince Saint Preux def. Anderson warns Gall for grabbing inside the glove; his fourth or fifth warning of the fight. They flurry to close, maybe going a little after the bell. Namajunas certainly not backing down. Please remove some favorite fighters before adding more.