Before Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Featherweight strikers Yair Rodriguez and Alex Caceres lock horns later tonight (Sat., Aug. 6, 20916) in the main event of UFC Fight Night 92 live from Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah, the event's "Prelims" undercard will take place on Fight Pass starting at 7:00 p.m. ET and FOX Sports 1 starting at 8:00 p.m. ET.
Find out what happened right here as the complete preliminary recaps roll in live:
FOX Sports 1 "Prelims"
Court McGee vs Dominique Steele
In the featured preliminary bout, UFC veteran McGee (18-5) looked to rebound after suffering his first career TKO loss back at UFC on FOX 19 when he met Steele (14-8) in a competitive Welterweight scrap. McGee wasted no time in satisfying the home crowd by temporarily stunning Steele to begin the first round. However, Steele was able to rebound from the shot, fight off submission attempts from "Crusher" on the ground and regain his footing en route to landing his own offense before Round 1 concluded. The second round saw both men land their own meaningful shots on the feet while busting each other open. McGee also landed a powerful slam, but Steele quickly got back to his feet. In Round 3, McGee continued to pressure along the cage while Steele temporarily warded him off with raw power and the little energy he had left. In the end, McGee did enough on the judges' scorecards to earn the unanimous decision win and get back into the win column at 170 pounds.
Viktor Pesta vs Marcin Tybura
After losing to Derrick Lewis via third-round TKO back at UFC 192, Heavyweight youngster Pesta (10-3) tried to get back into the divisional win column against Polish veteran Tybura (14-2), who lost his promotional debut against Timothy Johnson back at UFC Fight Night 86. After shaking off an early submission scare, Tybura pushed the action on the feet and drew the 26-year-old Pesta out of his comfort zone. It didn't take long for Tybura to land a vicious head kick knockout on Pesta to open up the second round. The knockout finish is the sixth of Tybura's career and the first time he has earned a stoppage inside of the Octagon. With a depleted division in front of him, the 30-year-old Heavyweight could earn a shot at the top 15 by year's end.
David Teymur vs Jason Novelli
In the only Lightweight contest of the night, former TUF standout Teymur (5-1) went after his second Octagon win against 37-year-old veteran Novelli (11-2). After a back-and-forth first round, Teymur landed a scintillating left hand in Round 2 that dropped Novelli to the canvas. As Novelli attempted to regain his wits, Teymur secured the technical knockout finish with a powerful four-strike combination. This is Teymur's second-straight finish inside the Octagon and a performance that should land him a more established veteran before year's end.
Teruto Ishihara vs Horacio Gutiérrez
In the first FOX Sports 1 preliminary bout, Featherweight prospect Ishihara (9-2) looked to put his heavy hands on the chin of Gutierrez (2-3). Let's just say it didn't take long for the Japanese knockout artist to put an end to "The Punisher." With a huge counter left hand while moving backwards, Ishihara dropped Gutierrez and followed up with some insurance shots to earn himself the first-round technical knockout finish. The win will certainly propel "Yashabo" towards the 145-pound division's top 15.
Fight Pass "Prelims"
Cub Swanson vs Tatsuya Kawajiri
With a comeback campaign in mind, versatile striker Cub Swanson (23-7) looked to win his second consecutive bout when he met ground-and-pound veteran Tatsuy Kawajiri (35-10-2) in a battle of rebounding Featherweight contenders. Despite catching Kawajiri with a couple of good right hands in the first round, Swanson simply couldn't ward off the ground attack of "Crusher." Kawajiri landed one flush right hand, secured a takedown, mounted Swanson, scored some points and rode the position until the first round came to an end. In Round 2, Swanson reversed a Kawajiri takedown attempt, took the veteran's back, landed some punches and nearly finished the fight via choke before Kawajiri ripped his arm away. After that, Swanson accidentally landed an illegal knee to Kawajiri when he was down on all fours. Kawajiri controlled Swanson for the majority of Round 3 with ground-and-pound before Swanson threatened to finish the fight on the feet with under 90 seconds to go. The last ditch effort helped seal a unanimous decision win for Swanson as he continues to push his way back into title contention.
Chase Sherman vs Justin Ledet
In the first fight of the evening, Heavyweight prospects Sherman (9-2) and Ledet (7-0) attempted to deliver in their Octagon debuts. After a back-and-forth first round that featured crisp counter strikes by Ledet and punishing leg kicks by Sherman, Ledet began to pull away with his boxing and strike placement. With Sherman bloodied and out of sorts, Ledet was able to move around the pocket, land with efficiency and take advantage of a tired opponent. It was quite the patient performance by a divisional newcomer like Ledet and a unanimous decision victory that will prolong his UFC stay.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 92 fight card, starting with the Fight Pass "Prelims" matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET, and then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, before the main card start time at 10 p.m. ET, also on FOX Sports 1.