Louis Gaudinot and John Lineker showed everyone what the flyweight division is all about, but Gaudinot was the one that came out on top. After a series of hellacious exchanges on the feet in the first round, Gaudinot got a takedown in the second and when Lineker tried to get up, Gaudinot latched on a tight guillotine. Lineker went to sleep without tapping, and the referee jumped in at 4:54 of the second round. The fighters threw over 400 strikes in under two rounds. That's crazy.
Lineker opened with a beautiful combination, but Gaudinot responded with his own. Both guys just swung for the fences for the first 40 seconds, which was pretty amazing. Lineker mixed up his punches and went to the body, but Gaudinot had a response each time. Lineker started to throw kicks, and continued the body work. They turned back into rock 'em sock 'em robots for a while, but Gaudinot switched it up and got a takedown with a minute to go. Gaudinot landed some solid strikes, and Lineker rolled into a heel hook. Gaudinot escaped, and finished the round with some elbows.
Lineker came out throwing bombs in the second, while Gaudinot looked for combinations. Lineker landed a solid left hook, but ate a head kick in return. Lineker landed a dozen or so punches and looked to briefly have Louis hurt, but he seemed fine. Lineker continued to dig to the body. Just like the first round, Gaudinot had enough of that and took it to the ground, this time with two minutes to go. Lineker looked to tie up Gaudinot from the bottom and ate a bunch of body shots. Gaudinot opened up with the left and landed a series of punches. Lineker kicked free and got up, but Gaudinot locked on a guillotine. Lineker didn't tap, but he went to sleep.
Gaudinot picked up his first UFC win with the submission, while Lineker dropped his debut bout with the organization.