UFC 214 results: Drew Dober breaks Josh Burkman's guard for 1st-round knockout win

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As Drew Dober came charging in, Josh Burkman put his defenses up and waited for the attack. But the left hand of Dober found an opening in the armor, and then found the chin of Burkman, who went crashing to the floor for the knockout finish at the 3:04 mark of Round 1.

The lightweight bout opened up the preliminary card of today’s UFC 214 event at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. It streamed on UFC Fight Pass ahead of additional prelims on FXX and a main card on pay-per-view.

It was a finish as sudden as it was violent. After a brief feeling out period followed by some clinch work and takedown attempts from each man, Dober (18-8 MMA, 4-4 UFC) got Burkman (28-16 MMA, 6-11 UFC) moving backwards toward the fence about halfway into the first round.

A convincing feint from Dober sent Burkman into a defensive shell, but that only allowed Dober to attack more ferociously without fearing a counter. He launched a hard left hand that came in over Burkman’s shoulder and caught him squarely on the chin. Burkman’s legs stiffened and he keeled back onto the mat, the back of his head bouncing off the canvas as he landed.

Dober would add one extra hammerfist as Burkman lay prone on the mat, but referee Jason Herzog was quick to intervene, halting the bout and handing Dober the quick knockout victory.

The win is Dober’s first since a submission loss to Olivia Aubin-Mercier last December. Burkman has now lost four straight, and six of his last seven.

Up-to-the-minute UFC 214 results include:

  • Drew Dober def. Josh Burkman via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 3:04

For complete coverage of UFC 214, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

(MMAjunkie’s Dann Stupp, John Morgan, Ben Fowlkes, Mike Bohn and Ken Hathaway contributed to this report on site in Anaheim.)

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Video: Drew Dober just kicked off UFC 214 with a massive KO

If the rest of UFC 214 lives up to the curtain-jerker, we’re in store for a night of violent finishes.

In the first night of the fight, lightweight Drew Dober (18-8 MMA, 4-4 UFC) blasted veteran Josh Burkman (28-16 MMA, 6-11 UFC) with a clean left hand that brought about a quick stoppage (via Twitter):

The end came at the 3:04 mark of the opening round.

The preliminary-card bout streamed on UFC Fight Pass from Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., and preceded additional bouts on FXX and pay-per-view.

Dober simply punched through Burkman’s defenses to land the clean shot. The 28-year-old Elevation Fight Team fighter is now on a 3-1 run and has seven knockouts in 17 career wins.

For more on UFC 214, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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UFC 214 prelims pre-event facts: Renan Barao's takedown defense is absolutely flawless

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UFC 214 is hands down the most stacked event of the year – so much so that the preliminary card for Saturday’s event, which takes place at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., is worthy of its own pre-event facts showcase.

A pair of featherweight contenders get a prominent role on the preliminary card, which FXX and UFC Fight Pass carry, when former title challenger Ricardo Lamas (17-5 MMA, 8-3 UFC) takes on Jason Knight (20-2 MMA 4-1 UFC) in a potential “Fight of the Night” affair.

Check below for 25 pre-fight facts about the UFC 214 preliminary card.

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Featured FXX prelim

Ricardo Lamas

Lamas is 8-3 since he dropped to the UFC featherweight division in June 2011.

Lamas’ five stoppage victories in UFC featherweight competition are tied for fourth most in divisional history behind champ Max Holloway (eight), Conor McGregor (seven) and Charles Oliveira (six).

Lamas’ three submission victories in UFC featherweight competition are tied for third most in divisional history behind Oliveira (six) and Chas Skelly (four)

Lamas is 8-1 in UFC/WEC competition when he completes at least one takedown.

Jason Knight

Knight’s four-fight UFC winning streak in featherweight competition is tied for the third longest active streak in the division behind Holloway (10), McGregor (seven) and Darren Elkins (five).

Knight is 13-1 in his past 14 fights dating back to July 2012.

Knight has earned 16 of his 20 career victories by stoppage.

Knight attempts 2.8 submissions per 15 minutes in UFC featherweight competition, the highest rate in divisional history.

Other FXX prelims

Aljamain Sterling

Aljamain Sterling (13-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) absorbs just 1.34 significant strikes per minute in UFC bantamweight competition, the second-best rate in divisional history behind Chico Camus (1.31).

Renan Barao (34-4 MMA, 9-3 UFC) is 2-3 in his past five fights after going on a 33-fight unbeaten streak that lasted more than nine years.

Barao’s seven stoppage victories in UFC/WEC bantamweight competition are tied with Urijah Faber and Eddie Wineland for most in combined divisional history.

Barao is one of two fighters in UFC history to earn a knockout stemming from a spinning back kick to the head. He accomplished the feat against Wineland at UFC 165.

Renan Barao

Barao is one of seven fighters in UFC history to register two arm-triangle victories.

Barao has defended 100 percent of all opponent takedown attempts in UFC competition, the highest rate in company history. He’s successfully stopped 33 consecutive takedown attempts, a UFC record.

Brian Ortega (11-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) has earned all three of his UFC victories by stoppage.

Ortega’s three-fight stoppage streak in UFC featherweight bouts is the second longest active streak in the division behind McGregor (five).

Ortega is the only fighter UFC history to earn three consecutive third-round stoppage victories.

Andre Fili

Andre Fili (16-4 MMA, 4-3 UFC) has alternated wins and losses over his seven-fight UFC career. He won his most recent bout at UFC Fight Night 96.

Fili completes 46.2 percent of his takedown attempts in UFC featherweight competition, the second highest rate among active fighters in the weight class behind Mirsad Bektic (53.6 percent).

Calvin Kattar (16-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) makes his UFC debut on a nine-fight winning streak. He hasn’t suffered a defeat since February 2010.

UFC Fight Pass prelims

Kailin Curran

Kailin Curran (4-4 MMA, 1-4 UFC) has suffered four losses in her past five fights after starting her career with four consecutive wins.

Aleksandra Albu (2-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) returns to competition for the first time since April 2015. She’s had just two pro bouts since her debut in June 2013.

Jarred Brooks (12-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), 24, is the youngest of the 24 fighters scheduled to compete at the event.

Josh Burkman (28-15 MMA, 6-10 UFC) is 1-5 with one no-contest since he returned to the UFC for a second stint in January 2015.

Josh Burkman

Burkman is 1-2 since he dropped to the UFC lightweight division in February 2016.

Burkman is one of eight fighters in UFC history to earn a knockout stemming from a slam. He accomplished the feat against Sam Morgan at The Ultimate Fighter 2 Finale.

Burkman’s 21-second knockout of Morgan at the TUF 2 Finale is the fastest slam knockout in UFC history.

For more on UFC 214, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

FightMetric research analyst and live statistics producer Michael Carroll contributed to this story. Follow him on Twitter @MJCflipdascript.

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