- Demetrious Johnson picked up the ninth successive UFC flyweight title defense of his career Saturday night, but it was not without a fight. Recent Ultimate Fighter 24 winner Tim Elliott pushed "Mighty Mouse" the distance in the main event of The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale.
But in the end, just like he has done eight times before, Johnson was declared the winner. The victory moved him into a tie with Georges St-Pierre on the all-time list of title defenses, just one behind Anderson Silva.
In the co-main event, former flyweight title contenders Joseph Benavidez and Henry Cejudo squared off. Benavidez picked up the victory, claiming a split decision.
Jorge Masvidal bested Jake Ellenberger in a featured main card bout after Ellenberger injured his foot between the cage and the mat inside the Octagon.
Complete results can be found below:
* Demetrious Johnson def. Tim Elliott via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-45) to remain UFC flyweight champion
* Joseph Benavidez def. Henry Cejudo via split decision (27-29, 30-26, 29-27)
* Jorge Masvidal def. Jake Ellenberger via TKO (toe injury) at 4:05 of Round 1
* Jared Cannonier def. Ion Cutelaba via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
* Sara McMann def. Alexis Davis via submission (arm-triangle choke) at 2:52 of Round 2
* Brandon Moreno def. Ryan Benoit via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
* Ryan Hall def. Gray Maynard via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
* Rob Font def. Matt Schnell via KO (knee) at 3:47 of Round 1
* Dong Hyun Kim def. Brendan O'Reilly via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
* Jamie Moyle def. Kailin Curran via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
* Anthony Smith def. Elvis Mutapcic via TKO (strikes) at 3:27 of Round 2
* Devin Clark def. Josh Stansbury via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Matt Hughes and Chuck Liddell, two of the founding fathers of the UFC in terms of in-Octagon production, were released from their executive jobs, according to a report by MMA Fighting. Both were working in the front office, but WME-IMG, the new owners of the UFC after purchasing the company from Zuffa, have continued to clean house.
The report states that Hughes and Liddell were part of 10-to-15 employees let go. Many others have either been released or left over the past several months.
Both Hughes and Liddell were former champions and are members of the UFC Hall of Fame.