The co-main event saw the return of Khabib Nurmagomedov after a year-long layoff, completely dominating Edson Barboza and earning a convincing decision. One just even ruled the fight 30-24 in favor of the unbeaten lightweight contender.

Nurmagomedov, who missed out on a planned interim title fight with Tony Ferguson due to issues cutting weight, landed 160 of the 219 strikes he threw at Barboza, who was just 26 of 93 himself. “The Eagle” also converted on three takedowns in which he punished the Brazilian.

It was none other than Dan Hooker ending the run of fights going the distance, as he submitted Marc Diakiese in the third round of their promoted lightweight contest. The two were bumped up when Jimmie Rivera-John Lineker was scratched due to Lineker being forced to undergo emergency surgery on an infected tooth earlier this week.

Hooker locked in a guillotine less than a minute into the final round, securing his second consecutive finish inside the Octagon. He is now 15-7 overall and 5-3 since coming to the UFC.