At ONE FC 22, Welterweight Luis “Sapo” Santos continued his hot streak of finishes by dispatching Bakhtiyar Abbasov via submission (knee to the body) at :53 of round 1. Lightweight Koji Ando defeated Zorobabel Moreira by TKO 4:21 of round 3. The main event saw Igor Svirid claim the inaugural Middleweight belt by defeating Leandro Ataides by KO at just :17 of round 1.
RFA 20 saw undefeated Luke Sanders win the vacant Bantamweight belt against Jarred Mercado in impressive fashion. Sanders won via TKO (knee) at 1:06 of round 1.
UFC Fight Night 55 in Australia set a promotional record with 11 finishes in 11 fights. Lightweight Al Iaquinta earned a big TKO win against Ross Pearson at 1:39 of round 2. The main event put an end to months of trash talk as Middleweight Luke Rockhold took on Michael Bisping. Rockhold won by one armed guillotine at :57 of round 2.
UFC Fight Night 56 took place on the other side of the world in Brazil. Welterweight Warlley Alves won a controversial decision over Alan Jouban. In the main event Light Heavyweight Ovince Saint Preux shocked everyone by getting a TKO victory over veteran “Shogun” Rua. The stoppage came at :34 of round 1.
Welterweight Roan Carneiro will only be fined $100 rather than the original amount of $15,000. The Oklahoma State Athletic Commission fined Carneiro after he showed up late to his pre-fight physical for the Battleground MMA O.N.E. tournament. Carneiro, who won the tournament, received $50,000 in prize money for doing so.
The UFC will serve as a title sponsor for the 2015 British Open Judo Championships.