This had a lot to live up to after the co-main event. here goes... WOW! Amanda Nunes finishes Rousey in less than a minute! Nunes was connecting with the face for the full 48 seconds and Rousey did nothing.
RESULT: Amanda Nunes, 1st round TKO.
BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP: Dominick Cruz (c) vs Cody Garbrandt (#5)
Cruz's style is so weird and difficult to watch. A good, close opening round, might have even gone to Garbrandt. Both guys ate a few punches in the second. Incredibly close fight, probably 19-19 at this point. Garbrandt easily takes the 3rd round. He's very fast and very confident. I'm loving this fight, into the championship rounds. Garbrandt knocks Cruz down 4 times in the 4th round, maybe even a 10-8. It may be his first time going past 3 rounds, but he looks great. Cruz surely has to get the finish to defend his title now Cruz wins the final round, but Garbrandt should have this, probably even 48-46. Cody Garbrandt has earned at least one new fan tonight, and I imagine I'm far from the only one.
RESULT: Cody Garbrandt, unanimous decision. What a fight! What a Champion!
BANTAMWEIGHT: TJ Dillashaw (#1) vs John Lineker (#2)
Dillashaw completely dominated the fight. He made Lineker look like a novice. He has to fight the champion next. I'm surprised Lineker even made it to round 3 let alone the full 15 minutes.
RESULT: TJ Dillashaw, unanimous decision. Dillashaw won 30-26 and rightly so, very dominant.
WELTERWEIGHT: Dong Hyun Kim (#9) vs Tarec Saffiedine (#12)
This was a close fight. I've underrated Saffiedine, he should probably have won this...
RESULT: Dong Hyun Kim, split decision.
CATCHWEIGHT (129.5Ibs): Louis Smolka (#12) vs Ray Borg (#13)
I really wasn't into this fight in the first two rounds but it looked like Borg was quite dominant. The third round was quite good and I was very impressed by Ray Borg. He's only 23 so I'd like to see him challenge Demetrious Johnson or Dominick Cruz in a year or two.
RESULT: Ray Borg, unanimous decision. Two of the judges even gave him a 10-8 round and he thinks he broke his ankle. Very impressive.
CATCHWEIGHT (173.5Ibs): Johny Hendricks (#6) vs Neil Magny (#8)
Hendricks dominated all three rounds, but Magny did get a lot of strikes from the bottom. Should be an easy decision for Hendricks though.
RESULT: Neil Magny, Unanimous decision. Wow okay. Strikes to score more than takedowns so it kind of makes sense I guess.
WELTERWEIGHT: Antonia Carlos Junior vs Marvin Vettori
Both guys received eye pokes early on, no point deducted though. Vettori dominated the second round, Down to the third though. Carlos Junior easily wins the third.
RESULT: Antonio Carlos Junior, unanimous decision.
MIDDLEWEIGHT: Mike Pyle vs Alex Garcia
WOW! A very close and cagey fight, then Garcia hits Pyle clean on the chin for an instant KO. Lights out, head hit the mat. If that isn't KO of the night then I don't want to see what is.
RESULT: Alex Garcia, 1st round KO.
WELTERWEIGHT: Brandon Thatch vs Niko Price
Is Niko a common American name? Anyway, Price had top position for a majority of the round and even though Thatch almost got the kimura locked in, it wasn't enough.
Price is now 9-0, won on his UFC debut and got his brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu after the fight. Not a bad day.
RESULT: Niko Price, 1st round submission.
EARLY PRELIMINARY CARD
WELTERWEIGHT: Alex Oliveira vs Tim Means
Both guys were rocked in a very exciting opening two minutes. Means hit Oliveira with a knee while he was down but there was some confusion over whether it was legal or not. The head of the Nevada State Athletic commission said it was legal, the referee said it was illegal. At the turn of 2017 all knee's to a grounded opponent are legal, but not tonight. A long stoppage with several reviews and a lot of confusion result in...
Confusion continued between the two lots of prelims with current and future rules being debated. It should be clearer than this.
RESULT: No Contest due to accidental knee. That was definitely an intentional knee. Everyone apart from the referee and Oliveira's team seem to think it was legal. What's going on?
What did you think of UFC 207? Were you happy with the results, did you predict any of the results correctly? Let us know in the comments.