UFC Fight Night 35 took place January 15, 2014 at The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Georgia. Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold (11-2) collided against top-10 contender Costas Philippou (12-4, 1 NC) in the night's main event, which aired live on FOX Sports 1. Catch the video highlights above.
For more on Rockhold's explosive victory, check out the play-by-play by MMAFighting.com's Luke Thomas.
Round 1: Rockhold opens southpaw while Philippou is orothodox. Herb Dean is the referee. Outside leg kicks scores for the Cypriot. Counter right hand from Rockhold briefly stumbles Philippou, but Philippou responds with a short right of his own. Philippou's nose is bleeding and he's circling on the outside. Rockhold lands a punishing body kick - likely to the liver - and Philippou crumbles to the mat. That's it. Strong win for Rockhold.
UFC Fight Night 35 results: Luke Rockhold def. Costas Philippou via TKO (strikes) at 2:31 of round 1