Tonight’s (Sat., December 17, 2016) UFC on FOX 22 from Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California, is in the books, and two potential rising stars somewhat shockingly emerged in victory over two more prominent young and heavily hyped talents.
In the main event, former Invicta FC atomweight champ Michelle Waterson submitted hometown favorite Paige VanZant with dominant ground skill, locking on an ultra-tight rear-naked choke in the first round. In the co-main event, Mickey Gall followed up his first-round submission win over CM Punk in September with a more hard-fought second-round submission win over Sage Northcutt following a trash talk-fueled lead-up to the bout.
Four-time UFC title challenger Urijah Faber also went out in style tonight, demolishing longtime veteran Brad Pickett with a one-sided unanimous decision. It was a card that delivered some hard-hitting and unexpected action in the UFC’s debut from Sacramento’s hew arena.
Check out the fallout for the event in the official post-fight press conference shortly after the main card below: