Chris Weidman, who attended Baldwin High School on Long Island, defeated Demian Maia by decision in the opening bout. Weidman graduated from Hofstra University as well. He improved his record to 8-0 overall in MMA and 4-0 in UFC.
It wasn't the most exciting fight, and casual fans might have tuned out because of the slow action, but it was a great win for a New York guy. It's especially impressive as Weidman had just 11 days to prepare for the fight, as he was a replacement fighter.
Rashad Evans is fighting Fred Davis in the main event on the card within the hour. The winner most likely will face Jon Jones next.