Jimi Manuwa left the home crowd buzzing Saturday night, scoring a first round knockout over Corey Anderson in the main event of UFC Fight Night 107.
Unfortunately for those in attendance, the event was not all a success.
Brad Pickett lost his retirement fight inside The O2 Arena, falling in the third round to Marlon Vera. “One Punch” announced shortly after his loss to Urijah Faber that he would retire following this fight.
Manuwa, though, gave himself a boost in the light heavyweight division, stopping Anderson three minutes into their five-round main event.
In the co-main, Gunnar Nelson locked in a guillotine choke shortly after the second round started, forcing Alan Jouban to tap.
Arnold Allen continued his featherweight march with a decision over Makwan Amirkhani to begin the UFC Fight Pass main card.
On the prelims, which also streamed live, Joe Duffy concluded his current UFC contract with a decision vs. Reza Madadi, while Francimar Barroso defeated Darren Stewart, Timothy Johnson topped Daniel Omielanczuk and Leon Edwards bested Vicente Luque.
Marc Diakiese had the lone stoppage on the prelims, knocking Teemu Packalen out in just 30 seconds. Brad Scott defeated Scott Askham and Lina Lansberg topped Lucie Pudilova.
Two bouts were scratched right before the card began, as Tom Breese was declared unfit to fight Oluwale Bamgbose and Ian Entwistle the same vs. Brett Johns. Entwistle announced his retirement after the decision was made.
Complete results are below:
Jimi Manuwa def. Corey Anderson via KO (strike) at 3:05 of Round 1
Gunnar Nelson def. Alan Jouban via submission (guillotine choke) at :46 of Round 2
Marlon Vera def. Brad Pickett via TKO (strikes) at 3:50 of Round 3
Arnold Allen def. Makwan Amirkhani via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 30-27)
Joe Duffy def. Reza Madadi via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Francimar Barroso def. Darren Stewart via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Timothy Johnson def. Daniel Omielanczuk via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
Leon Edwards def. Vicente Luque via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Marc Diakiese def. Teemu Packalen via KO (strike) at :30 of Round 1
Brad Scott def. Scott Askham via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Lina Landsberg def. Lucie Pudilova via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)