WOW well this show was an absolute SLOG to watch live and I cannot genuinely remember the last time I've said this about a UFC show.
It felt more like a MMA talk show than a live card at numerous times throughout the night. (I only watched it live because I'm heavily sunburnt and couldn't sleep)
I actually made a note within the first 2 hours and 20 minutes of the show 55 minutes was just talking/hyping/video packages.
That being said there were some decent fights throughout the night.
Francisco Figueiredo vs Malcolm Gordon
I'm literally only mentioning this fight because Mini Figgy was fighting again and once again he showed 0 levels of talent compared to his brother. I completely agreed with the judges on this one. I gave figgy round 1 and round's 2/3 to Gordon. I don't know how long they will keep Mini Figgy around for but so far he has shown nothing special and is coming off this loss and his only win was by judges decision so nothing spectacular or highlight reel by any stretch. Billy Quarantillo vs Gabriel Benitez
Won fight of the night and rightly so, It was an absolute slugfest from start to finish.
Mateusz Gamrot vs Jeremy Stephens
Was absolutely jawdropping I like many other people had Stephens down to win this fight and he lost not only by submission in the first minute of the fight but to add insult to injury he didn't throw a SINGLE shot. Immediately taken down and submitted which was mind blowing. Stephens is now coming off a 6 fight loosing streak and his last win was in Feb 2018 so he really did need to win last night or at the very least show some reason why he should be kept around but he really didn't
Miesha Tate vs Marion Reneau
It was absolutely lovely to see Miesha back and while I believe she had abit of ring rust in the first round she seemed hesitant to really throw anything and push forward that completely changed in the second and subsequently third where she got the win. It did look like Reneau almost gave up in the third round even the commentary said as much but she retired as we welcomed back Tate. That being said she mentioned she wanted a couple more fights then she wants to go for the belt. In the nicest possible way she has 0 chance of winning against Nunes now. Not that Tate is bad or not at a certain level its more that Nunes is just THAT GOOD.
Islam Makhachev vs Thiago Moises
This was never going to be a fireworks main event, This was a true test for Makhachev and he went into each and every round with patience and a clear cut gameplan before getting the submission victory in the 4th round which was very well deserved and it's interesting too see where he goes from here. He has alot of hype around him being the next Khabbib and while i see why that's being said......I think he still has a way to go before he gets near Khabbib's level. But he's on his way.
I mean I was up anyway so it's not like I went out my way to watch it live but this show was the hardest and most irritating I've watched in a long long time. If they don't have enough fights on the card to have the show start at say 12pm open up little bit of talk about the main event and main card but then fire into fights until the end, They have to look at maybe pushing back the start time or whatever because the entire night felt disjointed and like I said a MMA talk show, Not a live fight card.