UFC Fight Night 107: London
UFC Fight Night 107 in March saw the promotion return to London with a card that struggled to find an audience given its relative lack of star power and the fact that it was airing exclusively on the ‘Fight Pass’ service during the day in North America.
With six of the seven preliminary fights going to a decision, those who’d skipped the show may have felt vindicated, though they’d have missed out on one of the UFC’s most electrifying strikers, Marc Diakiese, conjure up a truly stunning highlight-reel KO of Teemu Packalen.
The main card delivered more drama, including Brad Pickett coming agonizingly close to retiring on a decision victory, right up until Marlon Vera connected with a head kick in the final 90 seconds of the fight.
Meanwhile, Gunnar Nelson looked sharp on the feet before bringing an end to Alan Jouban’s winning run courtesy of a guillotine choke, while Jimi Manuwa terrorized Corey Anderson on the feet in the main event, sealing the deal with a walk-off KO finish midway through the opening round.