Paul Hughes solidified his claim to a UFC contract by delivering a resounding first-round knockout against the ever-dangerous Jan Quaeyhaegens, taking less than three minutes to claim his moment.
The crowd at The RDS erupted in deafening cheers as the Irishman showcased his undeniable talent with a victory in a higher weight class against the formidable #1 Contender.
Meanwhile, Mason Jones proved he is a force to be reckoned with among the world’s best lightweights. He secured a TKO victory against fellow divisional contender Yann Liasse, further cementing his position in the elite ranks of the division.
Notably, there were some surprising upsets as away fighters Ieuan Davies and Jordy Bakkes secured stunning submission wins, leaving the audience in stunned silence.
However, the home crowd was in full celebration mode as James Sheehan and Paddy McCorry delivered career-best performances and secured triumphant victories.
The prelims also featured several impressive home wins, with Taka Mhandu, Ger Harris, and Solomon Simon dominating their opponents with one-sided victories.
The highly-anticipated debut of Sean Clancy Jr. did not disappoint, as he displayed his skill and slick prowess with a first-round finish over Milton Cabral.
Nik Bagley also made a significant statement by earning his first victory in the CW lightweight division, defeating the home favorite Micheal Quinn.
Paul Hughes def. Jan Quaeyhaegens via TKO (punches) after 2:47 of round one
Mason Jones def. Yann Liasse via TKO (strikes) after 4:24 of round two
Jordy Bakkes def. Ryan Shelley via Submission (arm-triangle choke) after 3:34 of round two
James Sheehan def. Olli Santalahti via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28. 29-28)
Ieuan Davies def. Leon Hill via Submission (triangle choke) after 3:25 of round 1
Paddy McCorry def. Samir Kadi via Submission (guillotine choke) after 3:17 of round 3
Taka Mhandu def. Alexander Sacha Pirev via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Ger Harris def. Ryan Hewitt via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Sean Clancy Jr def. Milton Cabral via Submission (rear-naked choke) after 3:08 of round one
Solomon Simon def. Marko Sarasjärvi via Submission (arm-triangle choke) after 4:49 of round three
Nik Bagley def. Micheal Quinn via submission (rear-naked choke) after 1:42 of round two