Neil Magny managed to become only the second fighter in UFC history to score five wins in a single calendar year when he stopped William Patolino in the third round of their UFC 179 welterweight bout. The fight served as the "featured prelim bout" leading into the pay-per-view.
Early on, Patolino tried to bring the fight to Magny and engaged in a lot of taunting. By round two it was all Magny as he began to get the fight to the ground and work Patalino over. In round three it was more of the same and Magny poured it on until the referee was forced to stop the fight.
Yan Cabral was able to outwork and outlast Naoyuki Kotani in their lightweight bout. Kotani was able to get on top early on but couldn't do much with the position and ended up on bottom and cut by strikes from Cabral.
As Kotani faded in the second round, Cabral found it easier to score a takedown directly into back control. From there he slowly worked until he locked in a rear naked choke that forced the tap. Kotani has now gone 0-2 in the UFC, losing both fights by stoppage.
Wilson Reis made a big statement in his second fight at 125 pounds, submitting Scott Jorgensen in the first round with an arm triangle choke. The fight was actually at a 128 pound catchweight after Jorgensen missed weight.
Reis was able to land a massive body kick that had Jorgensen hurt and going backward at near the three minute mark of the round. Noticing that his opponent was in bad shape, Reis pounced with a flurry of punches as Jorgensen dropped to the canvas. When the stoppage didn't come off the strikes, Reis switched to an arm triangle that left Jorgensen with no option but to tap out.
Reis is now 2-0 at flyweight, a weight class where you can score a title shot with just a small win streak while Jorgensen is now 2-6 in his last 8 fights.
The Fox Sports 1 prelims opened with Andre Fili earning a hard fought decision win over Felipe Arantes. Fili used solid wrestling to control the action enough to win on the judge's scorecards and also had better endurance as the fight wore on. Still, Arantes had his moments, landing some good strikes and opening the Team Alpha Male fighter with an elbow.
When the official scorecards were read they were 29-28 across the board, all in Fili's favor.