The UFC 195 FS1 card featured four fights, and all four of them delivered. It was highlighted by a comeback submssion win for Michael McDonald. Here's how it went down.
Mayday was getting worked for 7 minutes of this fight. Kanehara put him on the ground early in round one and kept him there for the entire stanza. He got him down in the second again, and looked to have an arm-triangle choke secured - until McDonald escaped. In just a few seconds, he jumped onto Kanehara's back and sunk a rear naked choke. Just like that, it was over and McDonald picked up a big return win.
Morono was making his debut on short notice, and put forth a pretty good effort against the Australian veteran. He busted Noke's nose in the first round, but couldn't get much else going on the feet. The second was fairly even, but it seemed that Noke had more volume. Noke was controlling the third as well until it went to the ground very late, where Morono almost finished him with an armbar. It was close, but Morono edged out the split decision.
The scorecards are a bit weird, but Kish looked pretty good in the second and excellent in the third round of the bout. Ansaroff started very well, tagging Kish continually in the first round. The second was fairly even, with Ansaroff hurting Kish but Kish getting in some good ground work later in the stanza. She took the third as well, and the win.
The opening fight on FS1 was a back-and-forth affair that saw Dober implement a strong grappling game to win two rounds. Holtzman had one good round with his own grappling, and both men were bloodied up, but it was Dober that clearly won the bout.