Stay tuned to https://mmainsight.com this evening for all the UFC 188 results live as they happen from Mexico.
The action gets underway at 7pm ET (12am UK) with the main card going live at 10pm ET (3am UK).
Fabricio Werdum defeats Cain Velasquez by submission (guillotine choke) at 2.13mins of Rd3
Eddie Alvarez defeats Gilbert Melendez by split decision (29-28 x2, 28-29)
Kelvin Gastelum defeats Nate Marquardt by TKO at 5.00mins of Rd2
Yair Rodriguez defeats Charles Rosa by split decision (29-28 x2, 28-29)
Tecia Torres defeats Angela Hill by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Henry Cejudo defeats Chico Camus by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27 x2)
Cejudo earns a unanimous decision victory here, but Camus really made him work for it, particularly with his immaculate takedown defense which forced the olympic wrestling gold medalist to contend with him on the feet. At striking range it was very close between these two, but Cejudo was consistently the one pushing the pace and while his takedowns weren’t paying off he often enjoyed periods of control in the clinch instead which helped him on his way to his third UFC win.
Efrain Escudero defeats Drew Dober by submission (guillotine choke) at 0.54mins of Rd1
Deja vu here with another quick stoppage win via guillotine choke. Unlike Patrick Williams fight just before this one, Escudero didn’t hurt Dober first – instead capitalizing when Dober slipped after a head kick attempt. As he got back upright Escudero applied the choke and walked him over to the cage with it. Dober hung in there hoping for a way out, but it wasn’t to be and in the end he reluctantly tapped with just 54 seconds on the clock.
Patrick Williams defeats Alejandro Perez by submission (guillotine choke) at 0.23mins of Rd1
Williams was extremely quick off the mark here, initially clocking Perez with a right hand which caused him to backpeddle, then landing a right hook which sent him to the mat. Perez got right back to his feet, but Williams was already in the process of locking in a guillotine choke and it was tight enough that just seconds later his opponent was unconscious and the fight was over!
Johnny Case defeats Frank Trevino by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Whether on the feet or on the mat Case continually got the better of Trevino tonight, with his toughest challenge being fighting on after suffering an eye poke early in the fight that hindered his vision.
Cathal Pendred defeats Augusto Montano by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
This was an underwhelming, sloppy encounter, but Pendred was a little more active, particularly in the middle portion of the fight and so he emerges with the unanimous decision victory.
Gabriel Benitez defeats Clay Collard by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Benitez mixed up his strikes nicely here to comfortably get the better of Collard over the course of three rounds and earn himself a clean sweep on the judges scorecards. A good start for the Mexican contingent on home soil!