After the events of UFC® 230, it's safe to say that we are watching history unfold before our very eyes. With a second round submission victory over Derrick Lewis, double-champ Daniel Cormier defended his heavyweight title for the first time and continued his dominant run atop the division.
The fans at Madison Square Garden were treated to some delectable fights, with four of the five main card bouts ending in a finish by knockout or submission.
But if you were a guest with the UFC VIP Experience, your time at UFC 230 was even better. Our guests got the ultimate treatment at MSG and experienced the event as a true VIP.
Let's take a look back at one of the biggest UFC events of the year.
Meet & Greet with Fighters
One of the best parts of an Official Ticket Package with the UFC VIP Experience is that you literally get to hang out with UFC fighters. And it's not like you wait in line all night to see you're favorites — they are there to enjoy the night just as much as you are. In our pre-fight hospitality, we had fighters hang out with guests, enjoy the food and even snap a few pics! Some of the fighters included: Michael Johnson, Cris Cyborg and Jose Aldo!
MIC'D UP WITH MODELO
Before the main card took place, our guests were joined by Anthony 'Showtime' Pettis, Al Iaquinta and Katlyn Chookagian for the Mic'd Up with Modelo Q&A session. All three answered questions about their journeys to the UFC, and Pettis even spoke about his Fight of the Night bout against Tony Ferguson at UFC 229.
After the Q&A session, Pettis stuck around to take photos with our guests and signed memorabilia!
INSIDE THE OCTAGON
As the evening wrapped up and the dust, and blood, had settled in The Octagon®, our guests were allowed inside of the eight-sided cage. Very few people know what it's like to take those lonely steps into the cage before a fight, but our guests got to get a glimpse of that as a part of their package. They took time for photo ops and then explored the cage and even examined the mat for remnants of the fights that took place that night.
OFFICIAL FIGHTER APPEARANCES
Here is the official list of fighters that joined us at MSG for UFC 230:
- Aljamain Sterling
- Michael Johnson
- Cris Cyborg
- Stephen Thompson
- Jose Aldo
- Al Iaquinta
- Katlyn Chookagian
- Anthony Pettis
- Megan Olivi (UFC personality)
We were also joined by celebrity chef Anne Burrell!
Main Card Official Results
|Weight Class||Result||By Way Of|
|Heavyweight||Daniel Cormier (C) def. Derrick Lewis||Submission (RNC)|
|Middleweight||Ronaldo Souza def. Chris Weidman||TKO|
|Middleweight||Jared Cannonier def. David Branch||TKO|
|Middleweight||Karl Roberson def. Jack Marshman||
|Middleweight||Israel Adesanya def. Derek Brunson||TKO|
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