Corey Anderson Derails Johnny Walker's Hype Train, More Top 15 Fights & Highlights On UFC 244 Prelims

The "BMF" Championship match is what lured viewers in to UFC 244 Saturday night, but a stacked undercard and prelim show made them stick around.

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#11 Johnny Walker has been the talk of the light heavyweight town over the last year, but had to face his biggest test ever in #7 Corey Anderson. That test wasn't passed in any way, as Anderson dominated Walker and finished him easily in the first round. 

In a fight likely to earn her a championship fight at Flyweight, #1 Katlyn Chookagian employed technical superiority against the #5 Jennifer Maia en route to a unanimous decision win. To rub salt on the wound, Katlyn also takes home portion of Maia's show money, as Maia failed to make weight yet again. 

#12 Shane Burgos was in action against the once-highly touted prospect Makwan Amirkhani, who had no indication prior that he should have fallen off from that perch. Burgos put away Amirkhani in under two rounds. 

#11 Brad Tavares has quickly snuck into the top-15, and looked to continue to prove he belongs there in facing #13 Edmen Shahbazyan. After a long layoff, he was unable to do that, and Shahbazyan brought it to him early and often. Shahbazyan stayed undefeated after an insane head kick knockout in the first round. 

Elsewhere on the prelims, Jairzinho Rozenstruik obliterated former UFC Champion Andrei Arlovski via first round KO.

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