by MMAWeekly.com Staff
It was a night of quick finishes and some controversy as the preliminary bouts kicked off UFC 96 on Saturday night at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

Fans in attendance were especially upset with the razor quick stop of the night’s opening bout between Shane Nelson and Aaron Riley.

Jason Brilz extended his streak to 13 fights without a loss – 12 wins and 1 draw. Kendall Grove defeated Jason Day for his first win since defeating the late Evan Tanner nine months ago. Tamdan McCrory and Brandon Vera each walked out of the Octagon with TKO finishes to get back on the winning track.

UFC 96 Preliminary Bouts Quick Results:
– Tamdan McCrory def. Ryan Madigan by TKO (strikes on the ground) at 3:35, R1
– Kendall Grove def. Jason Day by TKO (strikes on the ground) at 1:32, R1
– Jason Brilz def. Tim Boetsch by unanimous decision (29-28 on all scorecards) R3
– Brandon Vera def. Mike Patt by TKO (leg kicks) at 1:27, R2
– Shane Nelson def. Aaron Riley by TKO (strikes on the ground) at 0:44, R1