Luke Rockhold used a hard kick to the liver to deliver the fatal blow in his middleweight main event bout against Costa Philippou tonight (Wed., Jan. 15, 2014) at UFC Fight Night 35: "Rockhold vs. Philippou" at the Arena at Gwinnet Center in Duluth, Georgia, on Fox Sports 1. It was the former Strikeforce champion's first victory inside the Octagon and a hugely important one after his devastating knockout loss to number one contender Vitor Belfort in his debut last year. He's out for a rematch but "The Phenom" is tied up with Chris Weidman and the 185-pound strap. So, instead, he says he'll take Michael Bisping for the comments he made while Rockhold was still Strikeforce champion. Either way, he was impressive tonight and looks poised to make a real splash in a weight class that appears as wide open as its been in years. For everything you need on "Rockhold vs. Philippou" click here, and for complete UFC Fight Night 35 results and blow-by-blow coverage of all the night's action click here.