UFC 225 kicks off with a featherweight bout as Illinois native Mike Santiago fights close to home against Dan Ige. Santiago got into the UFC with a win on Dana White’s Contender Series but lost his next two contests. Ige likewise is a veteran of the same contender series but lost his next fight.
Round 1. Ige moves in with a few hard punches and then takes Santiago down. Ige quickly secures mount and Santiago is forced to turn. Ige lands heavy punches from that position and the referee stops it.
Winner: Dan Ige, TKO, round 1.