Most of the fight took place on the ground, where the American had a significant advantage. Blades won by TKO in the middle of the second round. The referee stopped the bout after the American had an elbow strike.
The main fight of the evening will be held at 23:00 Moscow time. The current UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and the interim title holder Dustin Porie will converge in it.
RT will conduct a text and video broadcast of the fight for the UFC lightweight champion title between Nurmagomedov and Porie.
Earlier, Mayrbek Taysumov lost to Diego Ferreira at UFC 242.