After a busy weekend in "The Buckeye State," Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to the hurt business this Saturday night (Sept. 17, 2016) for UFC Fight Night 94: "Poirier vs. Johnson," which takes place inside State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas, live on FOX Sports 1.
The promotion's latest mixed martial arts (MMA) card will feature a compelling lightweight showdown pitting the resurgent Dustin Poirier against hot-and-cold Ultimate Fighter standout Michael Johnson. Elsewhere on the card, Derek Brunson and Uriah Hall hook 'em up for a spot in the 185-pound title chase.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 94 fight card below, 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.
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Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC Fight Night 94 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)
UFC FIGHT NIGHT 94 QUICK RESULTS:
Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Johnson -- Johnson def. Poirier by KO (punches) at 1:35 of Round One
Uriah Hall vs. Derek Brunson -- Brunson def. Hall by TKO (punches) at 1:41 of Round One
Evan Dunham vs. Rick Glenn -- Dunham def. Glenn by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Roan Carneiro vs. Kenny Robertson -- Carneiro def. Robertson by split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
Chris Wade vs. Islam Makhachev -- Makhachev def. Wade by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Maximo Blanco vs. Chas Skelly -- Skelly def. Blanco by technical submission (anaconda choke) at 0:19 of Round One
Gabriel Benitez vs. Sam Sicilia -- Benitez def. Sicilia by technical submission (guillotine choke) at 1:20 of Round Two
Augusto Montano vs. Belal Muhammad -- Muhammad def. Montano by TKO (punches) at 4:19 of Round Three
Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Leonardo Guimaraes -- Carlos Junior def. Guimaraes by submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:$6 of Round Three
Joey Gomez vs. Jose Quinonez -- Quinonez def. Gomez by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27 x2)
Randy Brown vs. Erick Montano -- Brown def. Montano by submission (guillotine choke) at 0:18 of Round Three
Albert Morales vs. Alejandro Perez -- Majority Draw (29-27, 28-28 x2)
UFC FIGHT NIGHT 94 QUICK RESULTS:
155 lbs.: Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Johnson
Round 1: Poirier on the front foot early. Good counter 3-2 from Johnson and they trade low kicks. Good exchange in the center. One minute in. Big exchange and down goes Poirier! Johnson slams home hammerfists until the referee steps in.
Final result: Johnson def. Poirier by KO (punches)
185 lbs.: Uriah Hall vs. Derek Brunson
Round 1: Hall comes out on the advance and Brunson ties up on the fence. Brunson looks for an inside trip, lands a knee. Knee from Brunson. One minute in. They separate. Front kick from Hall. BIG left hand by Brunson and down goes Hall. He drills Hall with left hands until Herb Dean steps in.
Final result: Brunson def. Hall by first-round TKO
155 lbs.: Evan Dunham vs. Rick Glenn
Round 1: Front kick from Glenn to start. Combination from Dunham in return. 1-2-3 from Dunham and he follows up with a very nice combo. Counter left land for Glenn, but Dunham puts him on his back and sets up in guard. One minute in. Dunham staying heavy. He looks for an anaconda, Glenn slips out. Two minutes in. Dunham stands over him, drops some solid punches. Short elbows by Dunham. Glenn tries to turn into him and gives up his back. Two minutes to go.
One hook in for Dunham. He's fihting for the choke and he steadily works his elbow under Glenn's chin. Glenn manages to win the handfight and peel away his grip. One minute to go. Dunham tries to pin down an arm with his leg, can't do so. Glenn regains half guard before round's end. 10-9 Dunham.
Round 2: Good left hand by Glenn in the early going. Dunham lands a combination in return, can't get the takedown. His next level change is more successful and he takes Glenn down into guard. Side control for Dunham. Glenn turns into him and Dunham locks up a d'arce. Glenn slips out, but Dunham still has top position. One minute in. Side control again for Dunham and ha looks for the d'arce. Glenn slips out and stands, but Dunham ties him up against the cage. Good work in the clinch from Dunham, who moves to the rear waistlock. Two minutes in. Glenn spins to face him, can't dislodge him. Now he manages to circle off. 1-2 by Dunham. Again. Two minutes to go.
Dunham catches a kick and scores another takedown into guard. Glenn kicks him off but eats an uppercut on his way up. 1-2 by Dunham. Right uppercut lands. Right hook lands. One minute to go. Glenn tries a level change and eats right hooks. Dunham combination. Dunham shoots, stuffed. More combinations. Dunham bleeding from the side of his head. They pause to look at the cut, then Dunham gets back to winning the striking battle. 10-9 Dunham.
Round 3: Dunham lands a left early and shoots in. Glenn defending thus far. Elbows by Dunham before he separates. More combination work by Dunham. One minute in. Glenn shoots, stuffed and Dunham presses him against the cage. They separate. 1-2 by Dunham and a right hook behind it. He shoots, stuffed. More boxing, Dunham getting the better of it. Two minutes in. Both men land clean as they trade and Dunham jacks him with a knee. Brief clinch, separation. Right hook from Dunham, then a combination. Two minutes to go.
Dunham body kick, then a punching combination. Glenn changes levels, stuffed and Dunham whacks him with a head kick amid the punching onslaught. Hard straight left. One minute to go. Dunham pouring on the pressure, landing punches and head kicks. Glenn's in there with him but getting the worst of these exchanges. Right hook staggers Glenn and Dunham follows up with a knee. elbow lands for him. Glenn tries a cartwheel kick at the bell and Dunham transitions directly into an armbar, which he can't finish before the bell. 10-9 Dunham.
Final result: Dunham def. Glenn by unanimous decision
170 lbs.: Roan Carneiro vs. Kenny Robertson
Round 1: Robertson ties up early. Carneiro reverses position and presses him against the fence. Carneiro looking for the back, kicks off the fence and brings it to the ground. Robertson manages to take top position, then slips out when Carneiro tries to sweep. One minute in. Right hand from Robertson, one from Carneiro in return. Carneiro shoots and presses him against the fence. Carneiro separates with a knee. Two minutes in. Robertson lands an overhand right. He's on the front foot at the moment. Body kick from Carneiro and he briefly ties up, eating a knee as he does. Two minutes to go.
Robertson still stalking forward, avoids a spinning back fist and lands a left to the body. Body kick from Carneiro left hook from Robertson. Carneiro shoots, nothing there. One minute to go. Low kicks form the American. Both swing and miss. Carneiro low kick. Robertson still pressing forward, lands a low kick and eats one at the bell. 10-9 Robertson.
Round 2: Robertson back on the front foot. Robertson throwing punches, not landing. Straight left connects for Carneiro and draws a smile. Carneiro hits a reactive takedown into half guard. One minute in. Robertson sweeps him into half guard. Robertson staying tight and heavy. Two minutes in. Short elbows form Robertson. Carneiro looking for deep half guard, goes for a leg and Robertson maintains top position, dropping punches. Full guard, two minutes to go.
Carneiro not giving Robertson the opportunity to posture up and he sweeps into mount. One minute to go. Short punches for the Brazilian. 10-9 Robertson.
Round 3: Robertson moving forward, eats a right hand. Robertson fires a low kick and Carneiro shoots, only to get swept immediately.Back to their feet. Lead right by Carneiro. One minute to go. Jab exchange. Left hook from Carneiro draws a smile. Carneiro shoots and Robertson reverses it against the cage. Carneiro briefly reverses position. Two minutes in. Robertson still advancing. Good right hand by the American. Two minutes to go.
Low kick by Robertson. Once again. One minute to go. Neither man committing to power shots. Uppercut from Carneiro. Carneiro shoots, Robertson shrugs it off. Carneiro tries a spinning back kick at the bell. 10-9 Robertson.
Final result: Carneiro def. Robertson by split decision
155 lbs.: Chris Wade vs. Islam Makhachev
Round 1: Low kicks from Wade. High kick from Makhachev and he shoots in. He gets Wade to his knees and looks to drag him away from the fence. Wade with a front headlock as he defends on his rear. One minute in. Makhachev pops his head free and sets up in half guard. He hops right to mount and looks for an armbar, but Wade manages to roll over into Makhachev's guard. Makhachev tosses up a triangle and steadily cinches it up. Makhavev gets the dominant angle and squeezes down. Two minutes to go.
Wade still defending and Makhachev ultimately gives up the choke. One minute to go. Wade passes to half guard. Makhachev looks for deep half guard before the bell. 10-9 Makhachev.
Round 2: Wade on the front foot early. 1-2 by Makhachev. Counter left and Makhachev hits a reactive takedown. Wade slaps on a Marcelotine as he does and rolls Makhachev over. Makhachev gives a thumbs-up when the ref comes to investigate. One minute in. Makhachev rolls him back over ant takes half guard. Makhachev looks for the back, can't get the second hook in and Wade takes top position. He goes for a guillotine and Makhachev rolls him into side control. Two minutes in. Makhachev looking for the mounted crucifix. Wade rolls into turtle position. Two minutes to go.
Makhachev staying heavy and looking for the back. One hook in for the Dagestani. Wade tries to turn into him and shoots in. Makhachev reverses it and returns to Wade's back. One minute to go. Makhachev staying heavy as Wade works from turtle position. Wade looks for a leg. Makhachev defends until the bell. 10-9 Makhachev.
Round 3: Wade tries a high kick early on. Makhachev lands a straight left and takes Wade to the fence. He changes levels and puts Wade on his butt. One minute in. Wade looking for a Kimura and uses it to roll Makhachev over into mount. Makhachev reverses in turn and Wade pulls guard on a guillotine. Makhachev slips out and takes half guard. He hops into mount, Wade regains half guard. Two minutes in. Makhachev still on top in half guard, passes to mount and takes the back. Full body triangle for the Dagestani, two minutes to go.
Makhachev working for the choke, Wade defending well thus far. One minute to go. Wade has yet to break that body triangle as he continues to hand fight. Makhachev still fighting for the RNC. He can't get it before the bell. 10-9 Makhachev.
Final result: Makhachev def. Wade by unanimous decision
145 lbs.: Maximo Blanco vs. Chas Skelly
Round 1: Both come out throwing kicks. Skelly knocks Blanco over with his front kick and slaps on an anaconda choke when the Venezuelan tries to shoot in. Blanco goes to sleep in his grip and Skelly has one of the fastest submissions you'll ever see.
Final result: Skelly def. Blanco by technical submission (anaconda choke)
145 lbs.: Gabriel Benitez vs. Sam Sicilia
Round 1: Benitez looking to strike at range, lands a good low kick. Body kick, low kick. One minute in. Sicilia comes in slinging heat, eats a knee to the body. Low kicks from Benitez. Sicilia continues to wing big shots. Two minutes in. Another pair of leg kicks by Benitez. Sicilia tries a high kick. Two minutes to go.
Sicilia lands a left hook on the fence. He's still having issues with Benitez's range. Body kick from Sicilia, low kick from Benitez. Sicilia rips a right to the body. Another low kick knocks his leg back. Sicilia tries to catch one and comes up with a left hook. Sicilia connects with a flurry against the cage. 1-2 by Benitez. Sicilia ducks into a head kick, but comes back with power shots. 10-9 Benitez.
Round 2: Benitez still staying just out of range of most of Sicilia's shots. Benitez body kick and he drops Sicilia with a straight left. Sicilia latches onto a leg and tries to shoot, eating vicious elbows as he does. He manages to survive and return to his feet. Low kick and body kick from Benitez. Sicilia shoots and Benitez slaps on a vicious Marcelotine. Sicilia staggers back to the fence, then goes limp in Benitez' grip.
Final result: Benitez def. Sicilia by technical submission (guillotine choke)
170 lbs.: Augusto Montano vs. Belal Muhammad
Round 1: Side kicks from Montano. Head kick from Muhammad falls just short. Montano fires a low kick and hits cup. Muhammad takes some time and returns to action. One minute in. Montano still looking to maintain range. Montano launching side kicks to the body and legs. Overhand right dings Montano, Muhammad stays patient. Two minutes in. Another overhand from Muhammad and a left hook after eating a low kick. Montano again with the inside low kicks. Muhammad with a right downstairs. Two minutes to go.
Body kick lands for Muhammad. Montano continues to work his kicks, Muhammad hooks off the jab. Muhammad catches a finger in the eye. Head kick from Muhammad after they resume catches Montano, who retaliates by booting his leg a couple times. One minute to go. 1-2 from Muhammad. Muhammad changes levels and hauls Montano to the fence. "Dodger" gets his leg out and eats a head kick soon after. 10-9 Muhammad.
Round 2: Montano keeping up the kicks. Solid inside low kicks. Muhammad again clips him with a head kick. Right hand lands for Montano, who eats a 1-2. One minute in. Muhammad with a nice level change and he puts Montano on his back. Half guard for Muhammad. Two minutes in. Muhammad makes a nice transition to the back and puts in both hooks. He tries to take mount, Montano catches him in half guard. Two minutes to go.
Muhammad hops right to mount and the back, but Montano manages to scramble to his feet. Muhammad looks for a head kick, eats a few low kicks. One minute to go. Muhammad tags the body as the low kicks from Montano continue. Lead hooks by Muhammad. Straight left lands for him and a knee to the body. 10-9 Muhammad.
Round 3: Montano keeping up the low kicks. Left hook by Muhammad. One minute in. More work at range by "Dodger" as Muhammad looks to counter. Muhammad ducks a right hand, grabs the rear waistlock, and drags him to the mat with hooks in place. Two minutes in. Montano furiously tries to scramble up but can't duslocge Muhammad. He does manage to turn to face him, then stand. Straight left and left hook from Muhammad. Montano stalking forward, fires a head kick. Two minutes to go.
More low kicks by the Mexican. He looks a bit winded and Muhammad comes after him, swinging heat. Left hook lands. Lovely reactive takedown by Muhammad and he's got the back again, dropping punches. One minute to go. Muhammad continues to pound away . Montano tries to roll, but he has no answer for Muhammad's offense and Herb Dean steps in.
Final result: Muhammad def. Montano by TKO (punches)
185 lbs.: Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Leonardo Guimaraes
Round 1: Guimaraes jabs the body. Carlos sticking out his own jab. One minute in. Brief slip. slow fight thus far. Lots of feinting, no real action. Crowd's not happy. Two minutes in. Carlos with a check hook, eats an overhand right and lands another hook. Carlos shoots, looking for a single-leg. Two minutes to go.
Guimaraes slips out and Carlos looks for a combination. Carlos again looks for a takedown. One minute to go. He gets Guimaraes to the mat and lands a borderline illegal knee as he stands. The referee takes a point. I hate this commission. Carlos comes out aggressively and hits a takedown. Guimaraes scrambles back up and gets taken down again. 9-9.
Round 2: Guimaraes comes out aggressively. Carlos ties up and looks for the back, but wins up on his own back. He immediately slaps on an omoplata and sweeps to top position. Carlos looking for the back, has one hook in and lands right hands. One minute in. Guimaraes warned for holding the gloves as Carlos patiently digs away with right hands. Two minutes in. Knees to the butt form Carlos, who tries to get back mount but settles for keeping one hook in. Two minutes to go.
Guimaraes really doing nothing right now as Carlos bashes him with right hands. One minute to go. The right hands continue to pile up. Guimaraes finally scoots to the fence and manages to stand, eating a knee to the body as he does. Carlos hits another takedown and Guimaraes holds onto a guillotine at the bell. 10-8 Carlos.
Round 3: Guimaraes comes out looking aggressive again. Counter right by Carlos and he shoots, putting him on the fence. Carlos continues to drive. Guimaraes grabs a guillotine and pulls guard with it. One minute in. Carlos patient, waiting it out, and he pulls his head out. Half guard. Guimaraes scrambles up onto all fours. Two minutes in. Carlos bullies him back down with a double-leg, grabs the rear waistlock, and the ref lets Guimaraes repeatedly grab the fence. Carlos takes him down anyway. Guimaraes stands, gets slammed. Two minutes to go.
Guimaraes gets back up, keeps grabbing the fence. Carlos takes him down once again and transitions right to the back. Full body triangle. One minute to go. Carlos works his forearm under Guimaraes' chin and draws the tap in the waning seconds.
Final result: Carlos def. Guimaraes by submission (rear-naked choke)
135 lbs.: Joey Gomez vs. Jose Quinonez
Round 1: Quinenz ties up and hits an immediate trip into side control. Gomez scrambles up, Quinonez slams him right back down. Again Gomez pops back to his feet and manages to separate. Quinonez slips on a head kick. One minute in. Gomez low kick and body kick. Head kick from Quinonez, right hand by Gomez. Quinonez catches a body kick and takes him down into guard. Gomez with an overhook, loses it. Two minutes in. Quinonez lands a knee as Gomez stands that looks legal, but the ref backs them up and warns Quinonez. Hard right hand from Gomez inside. Two minutes to go.
Overhand right from El Teco, left hook by Gomez. Gomez lands a body kick, Quinonez lands one in return and follows up with vicious punches that send Gomez to the ground. Gomez lands a brief sweep, then an upkick that gives him room to stand. One minute to go. Body kick from Quinonez and Gomez nods appreciatively. Knee from Quinonez and they trade punches. 10-9 Quinonez.
Round 2: Lead left hook from Quinonez. Uppercut, straight left. Gomez ties up and Quinonez trips him to the mat. Half guard for Quinonez. Gomez makes it to his feet. One minute in. Knee to the body from Quinonez and he looks for the back. Gomez manages to face him and counter a takedown, separating. Two minutes in. Jumping knee attempt by Quinonez, then a body kick connects. Solid punches inside by Gomez and he's rung Quinonez's bell. The Mexican throws a kick and Gomez knocks him down with a straight left. Quinonez soon gets his wits back and stands. Two minutes to go.
More hard body kicks and a cracking left cross form Quinonez. Right hook from Quinonez. Counter right lands for Gomez. 1-2 by Gomez. One minute to go. Both men landing late. Gomez denies a takedown. Quinonez bleeding from near the left eye. 10-9 Gomez on late work.
Round 3: Body kick from Quinonez. Knee from Quinonez after a failed takedown. Front kicks by El Teco, targeting the body. One minute in. Big knee and down goes Gomez. Quinonez sets up in his guard, passes smoothly to mount. Two minutes in. Quinonez lands an elbow and takes his back, then back to mount. Gomez gives up his back and Quinonez works to soften him up as he works for the choke. Two minutes to go.
Gomez manages to get to butterfly guard. He sweeps his way to the feet. Body kick from Quinonez as Gomez marches forward. One minute to go. Quinonez circling, looking to counter. 10-9 Quinonez.
Final result: Quinonez def. Gomez by unanimous decision
170 lbs.: Randy Brown vs. Erick Montano
Round 1: Brown on the front foot, throwing side kicks. Montano avoiding most of his shots, ties up when Brown throws a wild right. One minute in. Brown reverses position and presses him against the cage. They jockey for position. Brown with some knees to the body, Montano appears to grab the top of the cage to stop an outside trip. Montano with a right on the exit. Left hands inside from the Mexican before Brown clinches up. Two minutes in. Brown pressing him into the fence. Two minutes to go.
Brown tries to spin him to the mat, instead lands a big knee to the head and right uppercut. Montano reverses position. One minute to go. Referee separates them. Lead right from Brown as Montano tries to land kicks. Brown body kick. Leg kicks by Montano and Brown again puts him on the fence. Montano goes for a high-crotch at the bell. 10-9 Brown.
Round 2: Right hand lands for Montano in the center. Brown backs him to the fence, lands punches, and takes Montano to the ground. Montano scrambles up and gets in on a leg. Montano finishes the takedown into guard. One minute in. Brown brings up his legs for an armbar, Montano snuffs it out and Brown switches to a triangle. Montano gets side control, Brown regains guard. Montano postures out of a triangle attempt and comes down with a right hand. Montano stands and Brown tries to shoot. Brown blatantly grabs the fence when Montano changes levels, long after the referee said "last warning." No point deduction, of course. Montano slams him down into side control, two minutes to go.
The refereeing tonight is pathetic. Montano staying heavy. One minute to go. The announcers are laughing at the ref for doing nothing when Brown constantly grabs the fence with his toes. Good God, the Texas commission is a joke. 10-9 Montano.
Round 3: Brown wades in and Montano shoots directly into a power guillotine. Brown pulls guard and Montano quickly taps.
Final result: Brown def. Montano by submission (guillotine choke)
135 lbs.: Albert Morales vs. Alejandro Perez
Round 1: Morales stalking forward, Perez circling and switching stances. Inside low kick by Morales. Perez slips a 1-2, lands a low kick. Quick exchange and they trade bombs on the fence. Perez circles out. One minute in. Morales lands a counter right off a leg kick. Both connect near the center and Morales stings him with a pair of lefts before shooting in. Perez extracts his leg and goes back to the center. Two minutes in. Morales lands an inside low kick. Counter right by Perez hits home. Morales continues to advance. Kick exchange. Two minutes to go.
Morales lands a pair of inside low kicks. Outside this time. More inside low kicks. One minute to go. More cracking leg kicks from Morales. One minute to go. Left hook dings Perez as he tries to counter. Perez swings at the bell. 10-9 Morales.
Round 2: Morales opens with leg kicks. Perez leg kick. Morales body kick connects. One minute in. Perez not doing much to check or counter these leg kicks. Counter right, low kick by Morales. Perez is just way too passive so far. Two minutes in. Counter left connects for Perez, then another. Both connect with right hands. Two minutes to go.
Morales leg kicks continue. Perez with a hard check. One minute to go. Morales goes back to inside low kicks. Another hard check by Perez. Front kick attempt. Morales rushes at the bell and they throw until a bit after the bell. Better round for Perez, but still 10-8 Morales on activity with the later point deduction.
Round 3: Perez loses a point for hitting after the bell. In his defense, he did it in response to Morales swinging late. They get right to slugging. Counter right from Morales knocks Perez down. Prez scrambles up, retreats, and hits a reactive takedown into guard. Perez dropping hard punches. Big shots by Perez. Morales gets to his feet, eats a heavy counter hook in return. Perez shoots, stuffed. BLATANTLY illegal knee by Morales as Perez slips, referee completely misses it. Perez sweeps and briefly sets up in guard. Morales scrambles up, two minutes in. Morales still moving forward, potshotting. Jabs by Morales. Two minutes to go.
Perez retreating and jabbing. Left hook from Morales. Morales is visibly winded and Perez is doing nothing to take advantage. One minute to go. Right hand by Morales. Now they're exchanging. Counter uppercut by Perez. Bigger uppercut soon after. Perez tries, can't get a takedown at the bell. 10-9 Perez, previous round updated to 10-8 Morales with the point deduction.
Final result: Majority Draw