We're 1/4 of the way through UFC Fight Night 68 and the card the first three fights all featured some good action. One ended with an early choke, one with an ultra-late choke, and the other was a very close fight. Here's how it went down.
The fighters are very similar, so it should be no surprise that the fight was very close for the first 99% of the time. But it ended in the final 1%. After two toss-up rounds that featured deft striking from both men and some solid wrestling from Edwards, Proctor was probably in control of the third before connecting with a hard knee to the body in the clinch. The shot hurt Edwards, and he immediately went for a guillotine. It didn't look like he had it secured, but a grip change left Edwards out cold with just two seconds left. Amazing finish from Proctor.
Collier and Abreu both showed major improvements in their middleweight bout as compared to their respective debuts. Collier used his length quite well, scoring with jabs and a variety of kicks, while Abreu's gas tank looked better and he actually wrestled a bit. Every round was close, with Abreu scoring the more powerful shots and Collier connecting with more accuracy. In the end Collier was awarded a split decision win, but it was about as close as a fight can get.
After eating two leg kicks from Morales and not liking it, Quinonez immediately went for a takedown and got it. It was pretty much a wrap after that - Quinonez schooled Morales on the ground and eventually got around to his back to secure a choke. Morales escaped once, but couldn't the second time and was forced to tap.