The battle for the Baddest Mother[expletive] belt between Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal ended in disappointment with a doctor stepping in to call the fight off after Masvidal opened a nasty cut over Diaz’s right eye.
The two fighters both agreed to run it back it.
In the co-main event, Darren Till made a splash in his middleweight debut with a stellar performance vs. Kelvin Gastelum to earn the split decision victory.
UFC 244 main card results
Stephen Thompson def. Vicente Luque via unanimous decision (30-26 x 2, 29-27)
Derrick Lewis def. Blagoy Ivanov via split decision (30-27, 29-28, 28-29)
Kevin Lee def. Gregor Gillespie via KO at 2:47 of R1
UFC 244 prelims full results
Corey Anderson def. Johnny Walker via TKO (punches) at 2:07 of R1:
Shane Burgos def. Makwan Amirkhani via TKO (punches) at 4:32 of R2:
Edmen Shahbazyan def. Brad Tavares via KO (head kick) at 2:27 of R1:
Jairzinho Rozenstruik def. Andrei Arlovski via KO (punch) at 0:29 of R1:
UFC 244 early prelims results
Katlyn Chookagian def. Jennifer Maia via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Lyman Good def. Chance Rencountre via TKO (punches) in R3:
Hakeem Dawodu def. Julio Arce via split decision (29-28 x 2, 28-29)
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