The heavyweight action will unravel later tonight (Sat., June 10, 2017) at UFC Fight Night 110 live on FOX Sports 1 from inside Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand, as knockout artist Derrick Lewis aims to extend his divisional win streak to seven when he takes on unshakable veteran Mark Hunt. Prior to the heavyweight headliner, middleweights Derek Brunson and Daniel Kelly will lock horns in the co-main event, while Auckland native Daniel Hooker takes a crack at lightweight veteran Ross Pearson.
Before the premier bouts get underway on FS1 starting at 10:00 p.m. ET, UFC Fight Night 110's preliminary action will go down on UFC Fight Pass starting at 7:00 p.m. ET and FS1 at 8:00 p.m. ET.
Find out what happened right here as the UFC Fight Night 110 undercard recaps roll in real-time:
Damien Brown vs. Vinc Pichel
The “Prelims” headliner pinned Australian lightweight Brown (17-10) against a returning Pichel (10-1), who hadn’t fought since 2014. It was a momentous return for “From Hell.” After fending off heavy shots from Brown in the early going, including overhand rights and high kicks, Pichel landed a barbaric right uppercut that put the Australian out. Once Brown rushed in along the cage, Pichel cracked him and slumped him over on contact. It was a crushing knockout blow and one that landed Pichel his first victory since UFC 173.
Luke Jumeau vs. Dominique Steele
In another Octagon debut, New Zealand’s own Jumeau (12-3) stepped under the bright lights of UFC for the very first time when he challenged welterweight veteran Steele (14-9). Despite making his first UFC appearance, Jumeau was patient and in control for the majority of the fight. Outside of a few tie-ups along the cage, Steele wasn’t able to land much offense. Instead, Jumeau excelled on the feet and scored points in bunches by landing superb counters on the exit, nasty foot stomps in the clinch, and combinations that stunned Steele on multiple occasions. Jumeau wasn’t perfect, but his unorthodox striking approach certainly provided struggles for Steele through all three rounds. The New Zealand native mixed in a few good takedown defenses and position flips along the cage, too. In the end, Jumeau did more than enough over the course of 15 minutes to earn the unanimous decision nod in his UFC debut.
John Moraga vs. Ashkan Mokhtarian
Former UFC flyweight title challenger Moraga (17-6) aimed to end a three-fight losing streak when he welcomed Australian prospect Mokhtarian (13-2) to the promotion. After Mokhtarian rushed in for an early takedown, Moraga quickly locked up a guillotine choke. Moraga’s squeeze was incredible, but the UFC newcomer was able to escape and get back to the center of the cage. To much surprise, Mokhtarian leaped in for yet another takedown and Moraga was there again for a submission attempt before landing sharp elbows from top control. In Round 2, Moraga came out with a flush right hand, while Mokhtarian started to land with snapping inside leg kicks. Moraga rushed in with a leaping knee that put Mokhtarian’s back against the cage and got the crowd roaring. After catching a front kick, Moraga secured a takedown and started to pepper Mokhtarian with elbows and score major points. The final frame was a desperate one for Mokhtarian. He continued to pressure Moraga from the outside with leg kicks, but the former UFC title challenger was able to take Mokhtarian down yet again. From there, Moraga worked to side control and put bone to face, as Mokhtarian struggled to escape. Moraga would eventually get in full mount and batter a visibly exhausted Mokhtarian before getting his hand raised and walking away with the unanimous decision win.
Kiichi Kunimoto vs. Zak Ottow
The first welterweight matchup of the night saw Japanese veteran Kunimoto (18-7-2) step back inside of the Octagon for the first time in two years opposite gritty journeyman Ottow (15-4). Despite the long layoff, it was Kunimoto who came out aggressive in the early going. The Japanese fighter seemingly landed sharp leg kicks at will. Ottow was able to respond with a hard left hand followed by a right before Kunimoto tied the action up along the cage. In Round 2, Kunimoto was able to shake off a bunch of leg kicks by Ottow to secure the takedown. But it was Ottow who threatened with his grappling. After Kunimoto rushed in trying to keep the Canadian on the ground, Ottow took Kunimoto down and transitioned to his back. Ottow scored major points in control as he worked for the rear-naked choke finish, but Kunimoto was able to defend and reverse positioning before the end of the frame. The third and final round saw Kunimoto shoot for another double leg takedown early and drag Ottow back down to the canvas. From there, the Japanese welterweight landed minimal offense, but clearly sapped a ton of energy from Ottow. In the end, it was Ottow who spoiled Kunimoto’s return to the Octagon by capturing a split-decision win.
JJ Aldrich vs. Chan-Mi Jeon
In the first and last Fight Pass bout of the evening, undefeated 19-year-old women’s strawweight prospect Jeon (5-1) made her UFC debut against former Invicta FC standout Aldrich (5-2). Jeon looked smooth on her feet in the early going, landing leg kicks and forward combinations that slowed down the aggressive Aldrich. However, Aldrich responded with timely counters and big knees in the clinch to keep the South Korean humble. In Round 2, Aldrich started to dictate the range with crisp jabs and front kicks, while Jeon struggled to control Aldrich’s movement around the edges. Aldrich just seemed to make the better adjustments after a back-and-forth first round. The final frame saw a desperate Jeon get tagged by a Aldrich right hook early. Aldrich started to better defend Jeon’s shots by exiting counters with tremendous foot placement. Jeon continuously welcomed the brawl and verbally expressed interest in mixing it up on the feet, but Aldrich’s technique and shot selection were simply too much. In the end, Aldrich deservedly captured the unanimous decision win.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 110 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.