UFC Fight Night 66 takes place today from the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines. In the main event former WEC featherweight champ Urijah Faber returns to the 145-pound division to face number two ranked Frankie Edgar. In the co-headliner, number seven ranked Gegard Mousasi and number 12 ranked Costas Philippou clash at middleweight. Also, former 185-pound contender Mark Munoz will face England’s Luke Barnatt in what will be Munoz’s farewell fight.
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UFC Fight Night 66 quick results:
Main Card (Fox Sports 1)
- Featherweight:Frankie Edgar def. Urijah Faber via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)
- Middleweight: Gegard Mousasi def. Costas Philippou via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Middleweight: Mark Munoz def. Luke Barnatt via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
- Welterweight: Neil Magny def. Hyun Gyu Lim via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 1:24
- Featherweight: Phillipe Nover def. Yui Chul Nam via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Featherweight: Levan Makashvili def. Mark Eddiva via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
- Lightweight: Jon Tuck def. Tae Hyun Bang via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:56
- Lightweight: Kajan Johnson def. Zhang Lipeng unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
- Welterweight: Li Jingliang def. Dhiego Lima via KO (punches) – Round 1, 1:25
- Catchweight: (137 lbs) Ning Guangyou def. Royston Wee via TKO (punches and elbows) – Round 2, 4:59
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
- Flyweight: Jon Delos Reyes def. Roldan Sangcha-An via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 3:13
- Flyweight: Yao Zhikui def. Nolan Ticman via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
MARK MUNOZ VS. LUKE BARNATT
Round 1 – Barnatt comes out flashing a jab. Looks light on his feet. Barnatt scores with an uppercut. Munoz ducks into a knee but still is able to score the takedown. He stands up to try to adjust position and Barnatt pops up, Munoz tries for another takedown, pushing Barnatt to the cage. Munoz scores with punches and then gets the takedown. Barnatt gets to his feet but Munoz stays on him in the clinch. He drags Barnatt back down and lands some of that Donkey Kong ground and pound that he became famous for. He postures up with another big right but somehow Barnatt is able to survive and get to his feet. Amazing. He took some BIG shots. Barnatt trips Munoz but Munoz gets the advantage as they get back up. 40 secs. to go in the round. Overhand right from Munoz lands. He clinches up where they stay until the round ends. 10-9 Munoz.
Round 2 – Barnatt’s height advantage is insane. Knee from Barnatt. Munoz shoots in against the cage but actually gets tripped by Barnatt. Munoz instantly recovers and they’re back standing and squared up. Nice right from Munoz. Big single from Munoz, lifting Barnatt up high for the slam. He postures up with a punch and Barnatt kicks him off and is back up, Munoz pressing him to the cage. They separate. Left hook from Munoz. Knee from Barnatt to the body. Uppercut from Barnatt as Munoz shoots in. Munoz slowing down. Jab from Barnatt. Big overhand right from Munoz lands. 10-9 Munoz.
Round 3 – Overhand right, and another from Munoz. He shoots for a single. Munoz’s lack of combinations and submissions in my opinion were the biggest holes in his game. But right now he’s going off with several big punches and looking for that takedown. Ground and pound, wrestling and power punches were some of Munoz’s biggest weapons throughout his career. He just landed a big one two combo and overhand right. Knee to the body from Barnatt. Munoz shoots for the single and gets Barnatt down again. But can’t keep him there. Barnatt’s up but Munoz puts him down again. He stands and dives in with a big right hand that scores and the crowd goes nuts. He ends it on top and the whole arena is on their feet. 10-9 Munoz. Let me just say it’s GREAT to see Munoz go out on such a big victory in his homeland. It happens so rarely in MMA that one goes out on top. The question is will he be able to stay retired with such a high feeling lingering from his last performance. That will be hard. … Aside from all that, this was an amazing fight, made even more special from the circumstances surrounding it.
Munoz gives a very emotional heartfelt retirement speech after the match and left his gloves laying in the Octagon. #Powerful
OFFICIAL RESULT: Mark Munoz def. Luke Barnatt via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
GEGARD MOUSASI VS. COSTAS PHILIPPOU
Round 1 – Low front kick from Philippou. Body kick from Philippou. Leg kick from Mousasi. Single leg takedown from Mousasi, lands in side mount. Philippou gets him in half guard. Couple nice punches from Mousasi, postures up with a couple more. Philippou briefly looks at an armbar. Mousasi goes for an arm triangle but Philippou survives. Mousasi goes for another before the bell. 10-9 Mousasi.
Round 2 – Low kick from Mousasi. Takedown from Mousasi. Philippou gets to his feet, though takes some shots on the way up. Takedown attempt from Philippou thwarted. Left counter hook from Philippou. Lead left hook from Mousasi. They trade leg kicks and Mousasi lands a right. Philippou takes one below the belt and time is called. … Big takedown from Mousasi, takes side mount and looks for a kimura. Costas defends. Mousasi moves around to the other side, still on top in side mount. Philippou gets half guard. One minute to go. Mousasi staying busy with body shots and elbows. Philippou just trying to hold on but Mousasi staying busy enough. 10-9 Mousasi.
Round 3 – Counter left hook from Mousasi. Inside low kick from Mousasi. Jab from Mousasi. Leg kick from Costas. Leg kick from Mousasi. Left hook from Costas. Takedown from Mousasi as he ducks under Costas coming in with punches. Gegard inside full guard. For some reason Costas is not trying to get up, but just holding on. Now he’s trying to make something happen briefly but then locks back up in half guard. Mousasi staying just busy enough to keep it going. Mousasi now drops some decent elbows and the top of Philippou’s head appears cut up. Mousasi postures up with some big shots and keeps it up for the final 30 seconds or so. 10-9 Mousasi.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Gegard Mousasi def. Costas Philippou via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
FRANKIE EDGAR VS. URIJAH FABER
Round 1 – Clinch, uppercut on the break from Edgar. Faber with a left. Franke backs him to the cage with punches, then lands a solid spinning back kick to the body. Leg kick from Edgar. Overhand right from Faber. Edgar goes for the takedown, Faber warned for grabbing the fence like four times or more. Faber defends and they move back to center. They trade leg kicks. Nice quick right from Edgar. He goes for a single, stuffed. 10-9 Edgar.
Round 2 – Body kick from Faber. Edgar ducks into a big knee from Faber, and Edgar lands an uppercut in return. Spin kick from Edgar misses. Faber goes for his back but Edgar escapes. Right hand from Edgar. Faber looks for a single but Edgar pulls free. Punch combo and head kick from Edgar, mostly blocked. Left to the body, right over the top mosses from Faber. Left hook from Faber. Nice big right from Edgar. Right hook from Faber. Right hand from Edgar over the top. Leg kick from Edgar. Lots of feinting from both guys. Like over a minute of it. Right short hook from Edgar. Uppercut counter as Faber comes in. Nice inside combo from Edgar before the bell. 10-9 Edgar.
Round 3 – Front kick from Faber. Body kick Edgar. Left lead hook from Faber. Right hook from Faber. Short uppercut from Edgar. He goes for the takedown, Faber looks for the guillotine but Edgar instantly moves to side mount but Faber gets up. Edgar drags him back down. Faber gets to his knees then feet as Edgar stays on him pressing him to the cage. Edgar gets the takedown, goes for mount, Faber gives up his back and gets to his feet. Edgar pressing him to the cage. Faber warned again for grabbing the cage. Lead left hook from Faber. Double jab from Edgar. 10-9 Edgar.
Round 4 – Right to the body from Faber and Edgar fires back with a punch combo and spinning back kick. Overhand right and a knee to the body from Faber from the clinch. Right hook from Edgar. Right to the body from Faber. Faber shoots, stuffed. Edgar scores a beautiful takedown but Faber is right back up, Edgar pressing him to the cage, lands a couple rights. Nice lead left hook from Faber. He’s consistently landed that all night. Another combo from Edgar ends with a right hook behind the head. 10-9 Edgar.
Round 5 – Overhand right from Edgar. One two from Edgar, then an uppercut. Edgar clinches up and gets the takedown. Faber gets right up and eats a left hook. Overhand right from Faber. Edgar lands a couple uppercuts inside. Edgar looks for a knee tap but Faber avoids it. Double jab from Edgar with just under a minute to go. Overhand right from Faber. Nice one two from Edgar. 10-9 Edgar. Edgar is the only one raising his hands after the match. After the fight, the always classy Edgar said he has always looked up to Faber and he wants a title shot. Maybe he’ll get the winner of Aldo vs. McGregor.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Frankie Edgar def. Urijah Faber via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)