Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) put forth one of the best pay-per-view (PPV) events of the year last night (Sat., July 11, 2015) with UFC 189 from inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Actually, with five finishes and two classic back-and-forth title fights, it was simply one of the best of all time.
In the main event, Conor McGregor put all the doubt to rest by finishing Chad Mendes via technical knockout at the end of the second round to win UFC's interim Featherweight title (highlights).
Mendes beat the tar out of Irishman throughout the second round, but after going for a guillotine choke he allowed "Notorious" to get back to his feet, McGregor connected with a huge straight left shortly afterward and sealed the deal on the ground to win the belt in a grueling battle.
In the co-main event, Robbie Lawler retained his welterweight title after defeating Rory MacDonald by technical knockout in the fifth round of a wild, crazy and bloody affair. The momentum shifted between the two fighters, but in the fifth, Lawler proved the reason he is the champion by pouring it on with his striking and once again clipping MacDonald on his nose --which was most likely already broken -- forcing him to cover up in obvious pain. The end would come seconds later as Lawler finished him off on the ground to get the victory (highlights).
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