The UFC made its return to Boston with an action-packed card and 2 champion battles. The night was filled with excellent efficiencies, culminating in a spectacular knockout. Let’s take a closer take a look at the highlights of the night, consisting of the 3 battles we previewed in our UFC 292 sneak peek.
In the initial battles, Brad Katona and Cody Gibson participated in an extreme stand-up fight in the bantamweight department. Katona emerged triumphant with a late-round rise to take the title of The Ultimate Fighter. In the light-weight last, Kurt Holobaugh utilized his dazzling jiu-jitsu abilities to send Austin Hubbard with an armbar and a triangle choke. However, a middleweight bout in between Gregory Rodrigues and Denis Tiuliulin ended in debate, with Rodrigues being stated the winner regardless of landing a possibly prohibited strike.
On the primary card, Marlon Vera and Pedro Munhoz placed on an amazing bantamweight face-off. Vera’s effective jab caused damage, however Munhoz was more active in the preliminary. However, Vera turned the tide in the 3rd round, utilizing exact striking to protect a one-sided choice success. Da’Mon Blackshear, coming off a win by tornado, dealt with Mario Bautista on brief notification. Blackshear began strong however faded in the 2nd round, enabling Bautista to take control. Bautista eventually won by means of consentaneous choice, although the ridiculous scoring of one judge removed from a great proving by both fighters.
Ian Garry, among the increasing stars in the UFC, showcased his abilities against Neil Magny. Garry dropped Magny with a leg kick early in the fight and controlled him with duplicated leg kicks throughout. Magny showed extraordinary durability however was not able to install any offense. Garry won by means of choice, although some might see his failure to complete the fight as an unfavorable.
In the co-main occasion, ladies’s strawweight champ Zhang Weili showed her supremacy by managing Amanda Lemos on the ground for most of the fight. Weili’s takedowns and striking overloaded Lemos, who revealed durability by trying submissions. Weili won by means of choice, strengthening her status as the very best pound-for-pound woman fighter.
The centerpiece saw Sean O’Malley, a fan preferred, handle bantamweight terrific Aljamain Sterling. The preliminary bewared, with both fighters cautious of each other’s strengths. However, early in the 2nd round, O’Malley dropped Sterling with a counter punch and protected a knockout success. O’Malley showed remarkable skill and power, raising his popularity in the UFC. Sterling revealed sportsmanship by congratulating O’Malley and assuring to return. O’Malley called out Chito Vera for his very first title defense.
The UFC will continue with UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. The Korean Zombie on Saturday, August 26th on ESPN. Stay tuned for a sneak peek of the occasion.