The UFC landed for the first time ever in Phoenix this Saturday, Dec. 13.
The wait was long but the show was more than worth it.
In the main event, Junior dos Santos and Stipe Miocic waged one of those traditional heavyweight wars with punches being thrown and eaten from side to side.
Miocic started out stronger in the first two rounds, but a knockdown in the third reassured Dos Santos that he could still win the match.
The fight went on up to the very end with both fighters one punch away from the knockout.
It didn’t came and the judges saw that the former champion was more effective, granting him a unanimous decision victory.
In the co-main event, Rafael dos Anjos dominated Nate Diaz throughout the entire three rounds with over 20 low kicks to the tight and some slapping to the face.
After the unanimous decision win, Dos Anjos asked Dana White for a title fight against Anthony Pettis.
Also in the main card, Alistair Overeem won again after some tough defeats and got a 1st round TKO win over Stefan Struve.
Matt Mitrione did the same against Gabriel Gonzaga and won by TKO in the first.
Here are the complete results for the night.
UFC on Fox 13: Dos Santos vs. Miocic
Saturday, Dec. 13 2014
Main Card (on FOX)
Junior dos Santos def. Stipe Miocic by unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46)
Rafael Dos Anjos def. Nate Diaz by unanimous decision (30-26×2, 30-27)
Alistair Overeem def. Stefan Struve via TKO (punches) at 4:13 of Rd1
Matt Mitrione def. Gabriel Gonzaga via TKO at 1:59 of Rd1
Preliminary Card (on FOX Sports 1)
Joanna Jederzejczyk def. Claudia Gadelha by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
John Moraga def. Willie Gates by submission (rear naked choke) at 4:06 of Rd3
Ben Saunders def. Joe Riggs by submission (neck injury) at 0:57 of Rd1
Drew Dober def. Jamie Varner by submission (rear naked choke) at 1:52 of Rd1
Ed Herman vs. Derek Brunson canceled due to Brunson stomach illness
Bryan Barberena def. Joe Ellenberger by TKO (punches) at 3:24 of Rd3
Preliminary Card (on UFC Fight Pass)
David Michaud def. Garett Whiteley by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Henry Cejudo def. Dustin Kimura by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Ian Entwistle def. Anthony Birchak by submission (heel hook) at 1:04 of Rd1