On Wednesday night, John Lineker and Aleptkin Ozkilic kept the momentum rolling with an incredible three-round war in front of the fans at the Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
When it was all said and done, Lineker proved he is within striking distance of a flyweight title shot thanks to a TKO finish of Ozkilic with just nine second remaining in the bout.
The fight earned Fight of the Night honors which means each participant received a $50,000 bonus.
If you missed out on Wednesday’s Fight of the Night between Lineker and Ozkilic, you can check out the video highlights below:
Below are the full results from UFC Fight Night 45 on Wednesday night:
click for play-by-play of each bout
- Donald Cerrone def. Jim Miller via KO (head kick) – Round 2, 3:31
- Edson Barboza def. Evan Dunham via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 3:06
- Rick Story def. Leonardo Mafra via submission (arm triangle) – Round 2, 2:12
- Joe Proctor def. Justin Salas via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 3:27
- John Lineker def. Alptekin Ozkilic via TKO (strikes) – Round 3, 4:51
- Lucas Martins def. Alex White via TKO (strikes) – Round 3, 2:08
- Gleison Tibau def. Pat Healy via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
- Leslie Smith def. Jessamyn Duke via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 2:24
- Aljamain Sterling def. Hugo Viana via TKO (strikes) – Round 3, 3:50
- Yosdenis Cedeno def. Jerrod Sanders via TKO (retirement) – Round 1, 5:00
- Claudia Gadelha def. Tina Lahdemaki via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)