UFC Lincoln Fight Pass Preliminary Results and Recap

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Joanne Calderwood vs. Kalindra Faria capped off a trio of bouts on UFC Fight Pass that kicked off the promotion’s debut in Lincoln, Nebraska!

The UFC made its debut in Lincoln, NB on Saturday night, bringing with it a considerably stacked card for a Fight Night event in the dead of August. With a grudge match between Justin Gaethje and James Vick in the main event, plus a bevvy of other action-packed bouts, UFC Lincoln (UFC Fight Night 135) was a promising affair.

Early in the night, the UFC Fight Pass preliminary card got the event going, with a trio of fights featured on the streaming service. Opening the card was Rani Yahya taking on Luke Sanders at bantamweight. Sanders was looking to build on a win against Patrick Williams in April, while Yahya hoped to make it three wins in a row.

Lightweight action followed, with Nebraska’s own Drew Dober taking on Jon Tuck. And in the featured Fight Pass prelim, Joanne Calderwood faced Kalindra Faria. Both women had dropped two straight bouts, and would be highly motivated to snap their respective losing streaks.

The UFC Fight Pass live stream gets underway at 6:30 PM ET — check back for full results and a recap of all the action!

Luke Sanders vs. Rani Yahya

In the opening bout of UFC Fight Night 135, Rani Yahya got the action going with a number of early kicks. He then connected with a roundhouse kick to the body, and got Sanders to the ground, looking for a heel hook. Sanders would try to pull free, only for Yahya to capture the leg again! This time he had it, forcing the tap. A quick finish to open the UFC Lincoln card!

Rani Yahya def. Luke Sanders by submission (heel hook), Round 1, 1:31

Drew Dober vs. Jon Tuck

Nebraska native Drew Dober featured in the middle fight of the UFC Lincoln Fight Pass prelims, taking on Jon Tuck in lightweight action. Dober threatened with an overhand left early, before landing a leg kick, then a body kick shortly after. A second would follow, and Dober was off to a solid start. Tuck was being forced back, and circled out of harm’s way, before finally landing an attack of his own. Two minutes in, and Dober had landed a number of heavy leg kicks. He followed the latest up with a combination, and Tuck finally opted to clinch, only to be reversed. Tuck, however, looked for a standing guillotine, but Dober pulled free. Dober landed a heavy shot off the break, and continued to stalk Tuck. They’d battle it out on the feet to the end of the round.

Round two saw Dober continue to attack with kicks. Tuck began to answer back, connecting with a kick to Dober’s arm, then following up with another. Dober, who appeared to have hurt his foot off a kick, then opted to change levels and shoot, only to land in a guillotine. However, slick with blood from an earlier cut, Dober pulled free. The takedown allowed Dober to settle in on top, working from half guard and landing sporadic ground n’ pound. He’s stay there to the end of the frame, bout could not find a finish.

Round three saw Dober unleashing early, landing a combination then shooting for a takedown. Tuck would again defend with a guillotine, but Dober slipped out with ease. He’d eventually move to mount briefly, and spend the entire round on top, softening up Tuck but never quite coming close to a stoppage. Still, a dominant showing for the home town favorite.

Drew Dober def. Jon Tuck by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)

Joanne Calderwood vs. Kalindra Faria

UFC Lincoln's Joanne Calderwood and Kalindra Faria
Joanne Calderwood and Kalindra Faria (right) Credit: Mike Straus/Cageside Press

In the featured Fight Pass prelim, Kalindra Faria quickly clinched and took Joanne Calderwood to the ground. She’d move to half guard and look to slide into mount, but Calderwood was active on bottom from a defensive standpoint, and eventually forced Faria back to full guard. The bulk of the round would play out in that fashion, with Faria trying to find an opening, and JoJo fending her off. Then, with roughly a minute remaining, Calderwood threw up a triangle! Faria was trapped, in tight. Calderwood squeezed, but Faria held on. Just when it looked like she’d escape the round, JoJo grabed an arm, locking in an arm-bar as well! That forced the tap, and Joanne Calderwood had the win!

Joanne Calderwood def. Kalindra Faria by submission (arm-bar), Round 1, 4:57

UFC Lincoln Fight Pass Preliminary Results:

Joanne Calderwood def. Kalindra Faria by submission (arm-bar), Round 1, 4:57
Drew Dober def. Jon Tuck by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
Rani Yahya def. Luke Sanders by submission (heel hook), Round 1, 1:31

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