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UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor results - Faber outlasts Saenz; Alves and Santos impress

Read the results of the four Fox Sports 1 preliminary card bouts at UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor in Las Vegas, Nevada, including Urijah Faber's entertaining, hard-fought win over Frankie Saenz.

The UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor preliminary card on Fox Sports 1 featured quality action spread across several fights. It started off with a big upset in the Leonardo Santos vs. Kevin Lee fight, and concluded with a back-and-forth thriller between Urijah Faber and Frankie Saenz.

Here's a brief summation of the televised preliminary card:

Urijah Faber def. Frankie Saenz via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) - Bantamweights

This was a really entertaining fight. It was fast-paced from the get-go and round 1 was too close to call. Faber threw some great elbows in the clinch and  knees to the body. Saenz landed some sharp punches of his own and did well to neutralize Faber's takedowns in a frantic first 5 minutes. In round 2, a head kick by Faber rocked Saenz and wobbled him. Faber attacked with huge elbows as Saenz tried to hang on for dear life. Faber threw Saenz into side control and then into a mounted crucifix, but Saenz reversed him instantaneously. Signs pointed to Faber tiring as Saenz was able to score with leg kicks on a consistent basis and win in scrambles. The 3rd round was contested mostly on the feet, Faber still not really able to defend leg kicks but getting himself composed and in position to connect with jabs, right hands, and clinch strikes. Faber got a crucial takedown in the final minute of the fight with neither man really able to convincingly put themselves in a position to decisively win the round. Saenz was taken down again in the closing seconds and tried for a leglock but ran out of time and it wasn't close to dangerous.

Tecia Torres def. Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) - Women's Strawweights

"The Tiny Tornado" stayed unbeaten with a clear decision win over late-notice replacement Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger. It was a bit of a grinding affair in the first-half of the fight, with Torres mostly counterstriking and Jones-Lybarger trying to land from distance. There was plenty of clinching against the fence until the 2nd round, when Torres took down her opponent late and stayed on top and scoring with some ground-and-pound. The 3rd rounds was Tecia's best round, particularly for her striking. She landed that right hand at will and Jones-Lybarger didn't adjust. Torres had Jones-Lybarger hurt with a barrage of power punches as both women opened up with their striking a little more. Jones-Lybarger was clearly hurt but Torres didn't get the finish, and Jocelyn was able to crack her with her own big punches. It was too late, however, as Torres improved to 7-0 in her career.

Warlley Alves def. Colby Covington by submission (guillotine choke) at 1:26, round 1 - Welterweights

TUF Brazil 3 winner Warlley Alves kept his undefeated record intact, simultaneously ruining Covington's. After Alves was taken down by Covington, he scrambled back to his feet and was able to fend off Covington's subsequent attempts. Alves then went for a guillotine choke, had it in deep, Covington tried to slam his way out of it, but it was locked in tightly. It's another guillotine choke win for Alves, who has won in that fashion in 3 of his 4 fights.

Leonardo Santos def. Kevin Lee via TKO (punches) at 3:26 of round 1 - Lightweights

Leo Santos is known for his high-level Brazilian jiu-jitsu, but it was his striking that got him the unlikeliest route to an upset victory. The TUF Brazil 2 winner's kicks were having early success on "The Motown Phenom." Lee was taken down by Santos but he did well to get back to his feet and avoid getting in a grappling match with his opponent. However, a hard counter-right hand floored Lee, and Santos went in for the kill. Santos blasted Lee with ground-and-pound, then with Lee trying to survive, Santos fired away several more right hands until the fight was stopped. The Brazilian is still undefeated in the UFC, while the 23-year-old Lee only tastes defeat for the 2nd time in his career.