In one of the more exciting Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight tilts of 2016, former featherweight standout Dustin Poirier will try to extend his 155-pound win streak to five when he meets Michael Johnson at UFC Fight Night 94 later tonight (Sat., Sept. 17, 2016) live on FOX Sports 1 from State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas. The main card will also feature a middleweight scrap between knockout artists Uriah Hall and Derek Brunson, as well as promotional newcomer Rick Glenn in his lightweight debut against veteran Evan Dunham.
But before the premier bouts get underway on FOX Sports 1 starting at 10:00 p.m. ET, a portion of UFC Fight Night 94's preliminary action will go down exclusively on Fight Pass starting at 7:00 p.m. ET.
Find out what happened right here as the UFC Fight Night 94 Fight Pass undercard recaps roll in real-time:
Erick Montano vs. Randy Brown
"Lookin' For A Fight" standout Brown (8-1) aimed to secure his second promotional victory when he met Montano (7-4) in the Fight Pass welterweight headliner. As a massive favorite (-550), the tall and lean Brown was supposed to dominate the action. Unfortunately for Montano, "Rude Boy" cashed in on his potential. Brown commanded the early pace, pressed Montano against the cage and relied on his athleticism to land some solid offense, but it was Montano who secured a takedown in the second round and softened Brown up with ground-and-pound. However, as the third round began and Montano rushed in for a lazy takedown attempt along the cage, Brown quickly linked his arms together for a perfect anaconda choke to claim the late submission finish.
BIG right hand from the top position by @MMAPerry! #UFCHidalgo https://t.co/ihVsl0f8cO— #UFCHidalgo (@ufc) September 17, 2016
Alejandro Perez vs. Albert Morales
The 25-year-old Morales (6-0-1) put his undefeated record on the line opposite Mexican knockout artist Perez (17-6-1) in the opening bout of the evening. With a calm start to his UFC career, Morales commanded the center of the Octagon and controlled the action. He devastated Perez's lead leg in the first round and won the majority of inside exchanges. It was much of the same in Round 2 as Morales pushed the pace with crippling leg kicks and flying leather, although Perez began to land some solid counter shots. Both bantamweights were still winging punches even after the second bell sounded, which prompted the referee to deduct one point from Perez, who landed the last strike. As Round 3 opened up, Perez put the pedal to the metal and uncorked vicious combinations en route to securing a crucial takedown. After some brutal ground-and-pound, Morales got back to his feet and landed what looked to be an illegal running knee to a downed Perez, but nothing was called. Morales would regain momentum and close out the fight in control. But when the judges rendered their verdict, the two feisty bantamweights saw their Fight of the Night candidate end in a majority draw.
We got action early in the first! These BWs looking to go home early! #UFCHidalgo https://t.co/cI2kewSpBj— #UFCHidalgo (@ufc) September 17, 2016
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 94 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.