In a prelim card lacking names, it showed off a variety of action, and featured incredibly slick submissions from Polyana Viana and Anthony Hernandez, see that and the rest of the highlights below
Anthony Hernandez def Rodolfo Vieira via submission
Anthony Hernandez came into his fight vs Rodolfo Vieira as a massive underdog, and after weathering some difficult positions early on, and letting Vieira burn himself out. Hernandez got back to his feet, and started rocking a very tired Vieira, only to even more shockingly choke out the jiu-jitsu world champion. Easily the early candidate for upset of the year, and it would be stunning if anything were to beat it even though it's only February.
Belal Muhammed def. Dhiego Lima via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Belal Muhammed never took a step backwards and showcased his impressive gas tank to overwhelm and outlast Dhiego Lima to exend his winning streak to four within the welterweight division.
Polyana Viana def. Mallory Martin via Submission (Armbar) - 3:18 Rd 1
In a display of absolute jiujitsu class, Brazil's Polyana Viana went from pulling guard to a triangle choke, to a straight arm bar in just over 3 minutes of the very first round to get the flashy submission victory over American Mallory Martin.
Chris Gutierrez def Andre Ewell via Unanimous Decision (30-26, 29-28, 29-27)
Using a variety of kicks, ranging from flashy head kicks, a bevy of chopping leg kicks, and even a modified "Showtime Kick"/Superman Punch combination in the 3rd to take his bout vs. Andre Ewell. Gutierrez really got things going once the third round getting a 10-8 score card from two of the judges.
Gabriel Green def Philip Rowe via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Gabe Green chopped down Phil Rowe's leg, to a unanimous decision victory in UFC 258's opener. The fight also featured two low blows from Green to Rowe in the 2nd round, which went unpunished.
UFC 258 takes place from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, and is headlined by a welterweight title fight between champion Kamaru Usman and challenger Gilbert Burns. Stay tuned to Fightful for all the action from the card.