The end result was what Kevin Lee wanted, but not necessarily how it all came about.
Lee earned a first round submission victory over Michael Chiesa Sunday night in the main event of UFC Fight Night 112.
After locking up a rear-naked choke, Lee appeared well on his way to earning the win. However, without ever going unconscious or tapping, referee Mario Yamasaki declared the bout over for Chiesa. The former Ultimate Fighter winner appealed, but decision was final.
In the co-main event, Tim Boetsch kept Johny Hendricks’ rough weekend going, stopping the former welterweight champion. Hendricks missed weight and then was finished by Boetsch in the second round.
Felice Herrig, Dominick Reyes, Tim Means and Dennis Siver all earned main card wins from Oklahoma City. Siver topped former UFC champion BJ Penn via majority decision.
Lee, Jeremy Kimball, Reyes and Boetsch all earned “Performance of the Night” bonuses. The attendance inside the Chesapeake Energy Arena was 7,605 with a live gate of $549,302.
Complete results are below:
Kevin Lee def. Michael Chiesa via technical submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:37 of Round 1
Tim Boetsch def. Johny Hendricks via TKO (head-kick/strikes) at :46 of Round 2
Felice Herrig def. Justine Kish via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-27)
Dominick Reyes def. Joachim Christensen via TKO (strikes) at :29 of Round 1
Tim Means def. Alex Garcia via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Dennis Siver def. BJ Penn via majority decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-27)
Clay Guida def. Erik Koch via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-26, 30-26)
Marvin Vettori def. Vitor Miranda via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Carla Esparza def. Maryna Moroz via unanimous decision (30-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Darrell Horcher def. Devin Powell via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Jared Gordon def. Michel Quinones via TKO (strikes) at 4:24 of Round 2
Tony Martin def. Johnny Case via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Jeremy Kimball def. Josh Stansbury via TKO (strikes) at 1:21 of Round 1