LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP: Eddie Alvarez (c) vs Conor McGregor (c)
Conor McGregor completely dominated the first round and the first half of the second before catching Alvarez with four strong punches to send him down. McGregor is unstoppable right now, but I'm not sure he can beat Khabib Nurmagomedov. What a fight that's going to be, but for now Conor McGregor is the first man to hold a a UFC Championship in two divisions at the same time. Simply incredible!
RESULT: Conor McGregor, 2nd round KO.
WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP: Tyron Woodley (#c) vs Stephen Thompson (#2)
This was a very close fight, the first and fourth rounds were easily Woodley's but the other three could have gone to either man. I had Woodley to win three rounds and Thompson the other two, as did one of the judges but two of the judges scored the car as a draw. I assume they gave Thompson 3 rounds and Woodley a 10-8 in the fourth. Very close fight and has to happen again soon. To make the matter even worse, Bruce Buffer originally announced the result as a split decision to Woodley, before having to correct himself.
RESULT: Majority draw.
STRAWWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP: Joanna Jedrzejczyk (c) vs Karolina Kowalkiewicz (#2)
Jedrzejczyk won the first three rounds easily and Kowalkiewicz didn't look herself. Kowalkiewicz took the fourth and looked good in the fifth but Jedrzejczyk won the final round to pick up an easy win. I'm not sure who can stop Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
RESULT: Joanna Jedrzekczyk, unanimous decision.
MIDDLEWEIGHT: Chris Weidman (#2) vs Yoel Romero (#4)
Yoel Romero probably won the first two rounds, but Weidman was very strong and put up a good fight. 24 seconds into the third round Romero threw himself at Weidman getting a brutal KO. Romero should take the title from Michael Bisping next.
RESULT: Yoel Romero, 3rd round KO
BANTAMWEIGHT: Miesha Tate (#1) vs Raquel Pennington (#8)
This one was a big surprise, Pennington looked great and dominated the entire fight. I look forward to seeing what she has to offer in her next few fights. Miesha Tate announced her retirement after the fight, which is a real shame, she had some good fights left in her.
RESULT: Raquel Pennnington, unanimous decision.
FEATHERWEIGHT: Frankie Edgar (#2) vs Jeremy Stephens (#7)
Jeremy Stephens looked much better than I thought. I have to give him some credit, despite Edgar winning all three rounds, it was closer than the scorecard suggests.
RESULT: Frankie Edgar, unanimous decision.
LIGHTWEIGHT: Khabib Nurmagomedov (#2) vs Michael Johnson (#6)
In all three rounds Nurmagomedov got Johnson to the ground and dominated him the two to three minutes. How Johnson lasted so long is beyond me, Nurmagomedov is an animal though, look forward to seeing him fight for the title.
RESULT: Khabib Nurmagomedov, 3rd round submission.
MIDDLEWEIGHT: Rafael Natal (#14) vs Tim Boetsch
Boetsch caught Natal and took him down. He was dominating the first round anyway but I would've liked to see more of this fight.
RESULT: Tim Boetsch, 1st round TKO
WELTERWEIGHT: Vicente Luque vs Belal Muhamammed
Vicente Luque got a clean strike early in the first. Easy win
RESULT: Vicente Luque, 1st round KO
EARLY PRELIMINARY CARD
CATCHWEIGHT (162.5 lbs): Jim Miller vs Thiago Alves
This fight was much better but Thiago Alves was never really into it. Miller took all three rounds. I can only assume that the judge who scored it 29-28 gave Alves round 2.
RESULT: Jim Miller, unanimous decision.
BANTAMWEIGHT: Liz Carmouche (#9) vs Katlyn Chookagian (#14)
Liz Carmouche easily won all three rounds in my eyes, but two of the judged gave Chookagian one round and one even said she won the fight. This wasn't a great start to the night though, very tame.
RESULT: Liz Carmouche, split decision.
What did you think of UFC 204? Were you happy with the results, did you predict any of the results correctly? Let us know in the comments.