McKenzie, a quarter-finalist on The Ultimate Fighter, is known for his amazing streak of wins by guillotine choke. Rocha is a world-class submission grappler who is getting a make-up chance after facing Donald Cerrone on short notice.
Round 1:Round 1: McKenzie lands a head kick. Ugly stand up from both fighters. Low kicks stops the fight. Vagner takes some time to recover. Trading strikes on the feet. Both landing. Rocha takes him down. McKenzie looking for his trademark guillotine. Rocha escapes. Rocha landing body shots on the ground. McKenzie in a butterfly guard trying to sweep. McKenzie gets to his feet, Vagner hangs on to the choke. McKenzie is trapped. Looking close. McKenzie escapes! Gets top position. Back to the feet. McKenzie lands some shots. MMA Nation scores it 10-9 for Rocha.
Round 2: McKenzie tries for an ill-advised kick. Rocha with a quick take down. Elbows from Rocha. Front choke attempt from Vagner. Switches to an arm triangle attempt. Chains a series of submission attempts, very fancy grappling. Rocha takes mount, throws punches. McKenzie gives his back. Rocha gets the rear naked it's all over.
Vagner Rocha defeats Cody McKenzie by submission (rear naked choke) in the 2nd round at UFC Fight Night 25.