Constantinos Phillippou survived a vicious, though unintentional eye poke from Riki Fukuda to take a slow, stand-up filled decision. The judges saw it 30-27, 30-27, 29-28. Before that, Shane Roller grinded out a wrestling-filled decision over John Alessio. The 29-28 on all cards unanimous decision snapped a three-fight losing skid for Roller.
UFC 148 was started with a unanimous decision win for Rafaello Oliveira over Yoislandy Izquierdo.