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Great Photos: Scenes from UFC Long Island at UBS Arena

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The UFC made its triumphant return to Long Island this past weekend for Fight Night: Ortega vs. Rodriquez at the new UBS Arena.

This was the first UFC on the island since 2017 when the MMA fighting promotion held a fight card at the Nassau Colisuem.

Long Island welcomed the UFC back with open arms, selling out UBS Arena with an attendance of 16,979 Saturday afternoon.

Scroll down for highlights pictures of the day. Photos are by AP.

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The main event fight between Brian Ortega and Yair Rodriquez ended in a first-round TKO after an apparent freak should injury to Ortega.

Matt Schnell vs. Sumudaerji will go do down as a “Fight of the Year” candidate after an amazing comeback victory for Schnell. Watch it here.

Bronx-native Shane Burgos — the only New Yorker on the card — defeated Charles Jourdain via majority decision. He’s now a perfect 7-0 when he fights in his home state.

Other impressive finishes include Li Jingliang’s TKO win over Muslim Salikhov, Amanda Lemons guillotine choke submission over Michelle Waterson-Gomez and Ricky Simon’s arm triangle submission against Jack Shore.

Click here for the results from the card.

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Matt Schnell, right, in action against Su Madaerji during their mixed martial arts bout at UFC on ABC 3, Saturday, July 16, 2022, in Elmont, NY. Schnell won via 2nd round triangle choke. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)
Punahele Soriano celebrates a win against Dalcha Lungiambula during their mixed martial arts bout at UFC on ABC 3, Saturday, July 16, 2022, in Elmont, NY. Soriano won via 2nd round stoppage. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)
Matt Schnell celebrates a win against Su Madaerji after their mixed martial arts bout at UFC on ABC 3, Saturday, July 16, 2022, in Elmont, NY. Schnell won via 2nd round triangle choke. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)
Brian Ortega, left, exchanges blows with Yair Rodriguez during their mixed martial arts bout at UFC on ABC 3, Saturday, July 16, 2022, in Elmont, NY. Rodriguez won via first round stoppage after Ortega suffered a shoulder injury. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)
UFC Hall of Famer Daniel Cormier is seen in the ring at UFC on ABC 3, Saturday, July 16, 2022, in Elmont, NY. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)
UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling, left, and Merab Dvalishvili take in the action at UFC on ABC 3, Saturday, July 16, 2022, in Elmont, NY. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)
Shane Burgos, left, in action against Charles Jourdain during their mixed martial arts bout at UFC on ABC 3, Saturday, July 16, 2022, in Elmont, NY. Burgos won via decision. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)
Li Jingliang throws a kick at Muslim Salikhov during their mixed martial arts bout at UFC on ABC 3, Saturday, July 16, 2022, in Elmont, NY. Jingliang won via 2nd round TKO. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)
Brian Ortega, left, pursues Yair Rodriguez during their mixed martial arts bout at UFC on ABC 3, Saturday, July 16, 2022, in Elmont, NY. Rodriguez won via first round stoppage after Ortega suffered a shoulder injury. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)
Shane Burgos is seen before his mixed martial arts bout at UFC on ABC 3, Saturday, July 16, 2022, in Elmont, NY. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)
Amanda Lemos celebrates a win against Michelle Waterson-Gomez after their mixed martial arts bout at UFC on ABC 3, Saturday, July 16, 2022, in Elmont, NY. Lemos won via 2nd round guillotine choke. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)
UFC announcer Bruce Buffer is seen introducing a competitor before a mixed martial arts bout at UFC on ABC 3, Saturday, July 16, 2022, in Elmont, NY. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)
Miesha Tate enters the Octagon before her mixed martial arts bout against Lauren Murphy at UFC on ABC 3, Saturday, July 16, 2022, in Elmont, NY. Murphy won via decision. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)
Dustin Stoltzfus, top, throws punches against Dwight Grant during their mixed martial arts bout at UFC on ABC 3, Saturday, July 16, 2022, in Elmont, NY. Stoltzfus won via unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)
Ricky Simon, left, lifts Jack Shore during their mixed martial arts bout at UFC on ABC 3, Saturday, July 16, 2022, in Elmont, NY. Simon won via 2nd round submission. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)