Zach Makovsky vs Joshua Sampo, Erik Koch vs Rafaello Oliveira Booked to UFC 170

Zach Makovsky

Zach Makovsky

  • 17-4 MMA / 1-0 UFC Record
  • 3 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Ed West, Scott Jorgensen, Claudio Ledesma

Joshua Sampo

Joshua Sampo

  • 11-2 MMA / 1-0 UFC Record
  • 5 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Ryan Benoit, Alexis Vila, Sam Thao

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Erik Koch

Erik Koch

  • 13-3 MMA / 2-2 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Losing Streak
  • Notable Wins: Francisco Rivera, Raphael Assuncao, Jonathan Brookins

Rafaello Oliveira

Rafaello Oliveira

  • 17-7 MMA / 2-5 UFC Record
  • Lost 3 of Last 4 Fights
  • Notable Wins: John Gunderson, Bendy Casimir, Yoislandy Izquierdo

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UFC 170

February 22nd, 2014

Las Vegas, Nevada

Mandalay Bay Events Center

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Former Bellator bantamweight champion, Zach Makovsky impressed in his UFC debut, dominating from start to finish en route to a unanimous decision victory over Scott Jorgensen at UFC on FOX 9. He’s now won three straight fights since his release from Bellator in December of 2012.

Joshua Sampo extended his win streak to five, following a second round submission win over Ryan Benoit at the Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale. Other notable wins during the streak include a decision over UFC-veteran Antonio Banuelos and a submission victory over Bellator-veteran Alexis Vila.

Erik Koch will move up a weight class after a 2-2 record in the UFC’s featherweight division. He began his UFC tenure with two-straight victories over Rafael Assuncao and Jonathan Brookins, which earned him a title shot against Jose Aldo, but an injury kept him from competing in that scheduled match-up. Since his return, he’s lost back-to-back bouts, most recently a decision loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 164.

Rafaello Oliveira likely needs a win to keep his job with the UFC, following a pedestrian 2-5 record with the promotion. Most recently, at UFC 162, Oliveira was stopped by vicious leg kicks in the second round from Edson Barboza. His last victory came in July of 2012, earning a unanimous decision over Yoislandy Izquerdo.

UFC 164 Quick Results

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Main Card:

  • Anthony Pettis def. Ben Henderson via Armbar – Round 1, 4:41
  • Josh Barnett def. Frank Mir via TKO (Strikes) – Round 1, 1:56
  • Chad Mendes def. Clay Guida via TKO (Punches) – Round 3, 0:30
  • Ben Rothwell def. Brandon Vera via TKO (Punches) – Round 3, 1:54
  • Dustin Poirier def. Erik Koch via Unanimous Decision

Preliminary Card:

  • Gleison Tibau def. Jamie Varner via Split Decision
  • Timothy Elliott def. Louis Gaudinot via Unanimous Decision
  • Hyun Gyu Lim def. Pascal Krauss via TKO (Strikes) – Round 1, 3:58
  • Chico Camus def. Kyung Ho Kang via Unanimous Decision
  • Soa Palelei def. Nikita Krylov via TKO (Punches) – Round 3, 1:34
  • Al Iaquinta def. Ryan Couture via Unanimous Decision
  • Magnus Cedenblad def. Jared Hamman via Guillotine Choke – Round 1, 0:57

Dustin Poirier vs Erik Koch Booked for UFC 164

Dustin Poirier

Dustin Poirier

  • 13-3 MMA / 5-2 UFC Record
  • Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Jonathan Brookins, Pablo Garza, Max Holloway

Erik Koch

Erik Koch

  • 13-2 MMA / 2-1 UFC Record
  • Won 4 of Last 5 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Francisco Rivera, Raphael Assuncao, Jonathan Brookins

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UFC 164

August 31st, 2013

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Bradley Center

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Dustin Poirier looks to rebound from his second loss in three fights, following a unanimous decision loss to Cub Swanson at UFC on Fuel TV 7. In May of last year, Poirier suffered his first loss in the UFC after getting submitted by Chang Sung Jung in the fourth round in a fight that many believed was the best fight of the 2012. Prior to the Swanson loss, he tapped Jonathan Brookins in the first round with a brabo choke at The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale.

At UFC on FOX 6, Erik Koch had a four-fight win streak come to an end after suffering a second round TKO loss to Ricardo Lamas. During the streak, Koch earned stoppages victories against Bendy Casimir, Francisco Rivera, and Raphael Assuncao, and a decision win over Jonathan Brookins.

Erik Koch vs Ricardo Lamas, Erik Perez vs Byron Bloodworth Set for UFC 155

Erik Koch

  • 13-1 MMA / 2-0 UFC Record
  • 4 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Francisco Rivera, Raphael Assuncao, Jonathan Brookins

Ricardo Lamas

  • 12-2 MMA / 3-0 UFC
  • 3 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Matt Grice, Cub Swanson, Hatsu Hioki

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Erik Perez

  • 12-4 MMA / 2-0 UFC Record
  • 7 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Paul McVeigh, John Albert, Ken Stone

Byron Bloodworth

  • 6-2 MMA / 0-1 UFC Record
  • Won 3 of Last 4 Fights
  • Notable Wins:

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UFC 155

December 29th, 2012

Las Vegas, Nevada

MGM Grand Garden Arena

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Erik Koch was slated to face UFC featherweight champion, Jose Aldo earlier this month, but an injury suffered during training forced him out of the fight. He earned a title shot on the heels of a four-fight win streak which includes victories over Francisco Rivera, Raphael Assuncao, and TUF winner Jonathan Brookins.

Ricardo Lamas catapulted himself in to title consideration with an upset victory over Hatsu Hioki at UFC on FX 4. The win was his third consecutive victory in octagon, which also includes wins against Matt Grice and Cub Swanson.

Erik Perez has gotten his UFC career off to a fast start, earning first round stoppage victories in his first two fights in the UFC against John Albert and Ken Stone. He hasn’t lost a fight in two years and currently holds a seven-fight win streak.

Byron Bloodworth was unsuccessful in his UFC debut, losing in the second round to Mike Easton via TKO at UFC Live on Versus 6. The loss to Easton snapped a three-fight win streak, with his last victory being a second round knockout of Scott Farhat in August of last year.

Erik Koch Out; Jose Aldo vs Frank Edgar Set for UFC 153

Jose Aldo

  • 21-1 MMA / 3-0 UFC Record
  • 14 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Urijah Faber, Kenny Florian, Chad Mendes

Frank Edgar

  • 14-3-1 MMA / 9-3-1 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Losing Streak
  • Notable Wins: Sean Sherk, BJ Penn (x2), Gray Maynard

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UFC 153

October 13th, 2012

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

HSBC Arena

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Jose Aldo looks to defend his UFC title belt for the fourth time since the UFC/WEC merger. Aldo made his UFC debut in April of last year, when he defeated Mark Hominick by unanimous decision. He has since earned a unanimous decision victory against Kenny Florian and a knockout win against Chad Mendes to retain the title.

Former UFC lightweight champion, Frank Edgar gets a shot at the title in his first UFC fight at 145 pounds. He has lost back-to-back controversial decisions to Ben Henderson, which has persuaded him to drop to featherweight. Edgar won the UFC 155 pound title in April of 2010 against BJ Penn, then defended it three times in a rematch with BJ Penn and twice against Gray Maynard.