UFC 230 took place at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Saturday, November 3. In the co-main event of the night, top middleweight contenders Chris Weidman and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza faced off in an attempt to climb the 185-pound ladder while angling for a title shot.
Serving as the lead-in to the main event between Daniel Cormier and Derrick Lewis, Weidman vs. Jacare delivered and kept fans on their feet with an incredible back-and-forth war that earned each fighter a $50,000 bonus for Fight of the Night.
Ultimately, it was Jacare who was able to land the final blow of the fight which led to a knockout win over the former titleholder.
Other standout performers on the night were Israel Adesanya and Jared Cannonier, who earned $50,000 bonuses for Performances of the Night. Adesanya scored a first-round TKO win over Derek Brunson to kick off the pay-per-view main card, while Cannonier established himself as one to watch at middleweight with a second-round dismantling of David Branch.
If you missed out on Saturday’s action, we have you covered.
The full video highlights for Weidman vs. Souza can be seen below.
UFC 230 Results
- Daniel Cormier def. Derrick Lewis via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 2:14
- Ronaldo Souza def. Chris Weidman via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 2:46
- Jared Cannonier def. David Branch via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 0:29
- Karl Roberson def. Jack Marshman via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
- Israel Adesanya def. Derek Brunson via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 4:51
- Jordan Rinaldi def. Jason Knight via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-25, 30-26)
- Sijara Eubanks def. Roxanne Modafferi via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Sheymon Moraes def. Julio Arce via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-26)
- Lyman Good def. Ben Saunders via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 1:32
- Matt Frevola vs. Lando Vannata – majority draw (29-28, 28-28, 28-28)
- Shane Burgos def. Kurt Holobaugh via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 2:11
- Marcos Rogerio de Lima def. Adam Wieczorek via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)