Lovers ended up significant of the UFC for continuing on with its UFC Combat Night time occasion on Saturday from Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in Brasilia, Brazil, despite athletics businesses close to the environment possibly suspending or canceling their respective seasons.
Correct or completely wrong, the exhibit went on, albeit with no admirers in attendance, and the final a few fights of the card ending by means of stoppage. The card was highlighted by Charles Oliveira applying his excellent grappling techniques to defeat Kevin Lee by submission (guilliotine choke) at :28 of the third spherical. Sporting News experienced the struggle even at 19-19 at time of the stoppage.
The tale of the struggle was Oliveira controlling factors on the toes and Lee (18-6) seeking a takedown each time he sensed a minor bit of problems. It was not specifically the safest position for Lee thinking about that Oliveira was the far better of the two on the mat. That proved to be true as Oliveira tried a series of heel hooks and submission attempts in the 1st two rounds.
The starting of the third started out with Oliveria continuing to get the far better of the exchanges in placing. He strike a system kick and Lee immediately went for a takedown, but the 27-12 months-outdated left his head in and Oliveira promptly snatched it up when they landed on the canvas. The Brazilian was squeezing as tricky as he could with a cinched in guillotine choke. The pressure was way too substantially for Lee and he tapped out right away. The submission was the 14th of Oliveira’s vocation, a UFC report.
The win extended Oliveira’s (thirty-8, one particular no-contest) streak to seven and set him in situation for a marquee struggle as he inches closer to a title shot. Oliveira does not want to listen to that talk and known as out the winner for the scheduled lightweight title clash at UFC 249 concerning champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson on April 18.
“Tony Ferguson and Khabib, I will be sitting down entrance row for that struggle,” Oliveira told Michael Bisping in his article-struggle interview. “There’s nowhere else to go. I will be champion.”
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Spherical 2: A tale of two rounds. Oliveira was lights Lee up on the toes that surprised him a lot more than at the time. Being aware of he was in problems, Lee secured the takedown and did some great work on the ground with a series of pictures and stored advancing his situation. Lee’s gotten himself again in the struggle. (Lee 10-nine, 19-19)
Spherical one: An intriguing opening spherical as Oliveira controlled the action standing up till Lee took it to the ground and made it a grappling fight. Every person experienced their times but Oliveira experienced a slight advantage with numerous heel hook attempts and staying a lot more of the aggressor. (10-nine Oliveira)
8:02 p.m.: It really is now time for the major occasion of UFC Combat Night time, as Kevin Lee battles Chales Oliveira in a catchweight bout. The bout received shifted due to the fact Lee (18-five) came two pounds over weight at 158.five pounds. Oliveira’s reeled off six consecutive wins, all by means of stoppage. Be interesting to see how Lee’s system reacts to lacking pounds and how Oliveria can consider advantage of Lee’s uncalled for mistake.
Odd to see the two fellas coming out to their new music with no admirers. Have to give just about every person credit rating as they surface to be supremely focused.
Gilbert Burns scores an emphatic stoppage acquire around Demian Maia
7:55 p.m.: Burns def. Maia by TKO at 2:34 of the 1st spherical.
We told you this one particular wouldn’t go to the judges’ scorecards. Maia came out participating in his sport by stalking Burns, getting him in opposition to the cage and then securing the takedown. Compared with other foes, Maia could not keep Burns on the mat and the struggle made it again to its toes. Maia strike a jab and Burns turned his hips and clocked Maia with a flush left hook that despatched his opponent crashing to the canvas. Burns assumed Maia was knocked out but the latter experienced his wits about him. Burns observed that and pounced correct on top of Maia and unloaded a series of ground punches for the largest acquire of his vocation.
Burns made the most of his microphone time with Michael Bisping when he known as previous interim welterweight champion Colby Covington. Indication me up for that one particular.
7:48 p.m.: It really is time for the co-major occasion of UFC Combat Night time as No. five-rated Demian Maia fulfills No. 12-rated Gilbert Burns in welterweight action. Maia (28-nine), a previous welterweight title challenger, has gained a few consecutive fights immediately after dropping his preceding a few. In his final time out, Maia despatched Ben Askren into retirement with a third-spherical submission acquire. Burns (17-three) has been on a tear as nicely, winning 4 in a row. This is this kind of an intriguing struggle. Both of those fellas have a ton of momentum. I would be stunned if this goes the length.
Renato Moicano chokes out Damir Hadzovic in 44 seconds
6:31 p.m.: Moicano def. Hadzovic by submission (rear-naked choke) at 0:44 of the 1st spherical.
Moicano wasted no time by likely correct at Hadzovic as before long as he received the go-ahead to start. He secured the takedown and immediately took Hadzovic to the mat. Moicano promptly took Hadzovic’s again and secured the choke. Knowing he was not likely to escape, Hadzovic tapped out. When the struggle came to a summary, Moicano stood around Hadzovic and started out speaking trash. Both of those fellas experienced to be divided by stability.
You could not talk to for a far better commence at lightweight for Moicano.
6:24 p.m.: Correct now at UFC Combat Night time, Renato Moicano squares off with Damir Hadžović in lightweight. Moicano’s (thirteen-three-one) experienced his struggles of late. Immediately after hunting like he was on the cusp of a shot at the featherweight title, Moicano strike the skids, dropping a few of his final 5 so the Brazilian decided to transfer a pounds class. Hadzovic’s (thirteen-five) been inconsistent, likely three-three in his final six fights. A thing has to give right here. Who can crack from the pack?
Nikita Krylov outgrapples Johnny Walker to get again on the winning observe
6:fifteen p.m.: Krylov def. Walker by means of unanimous selection (thirty-27, thirty-27, 29-28).
The struggle went from hunting like rock-and-sock-em robots to a grappling match that Krylov controlled in the latter half of the 1st spherical, Walker received the far better of factors in the second and Krylov employed his excellent groundwork in the third to protected the acquire. It really is the 1st time Krylov’s gained a struggle by selection. A difficult decline for Walker as he’s now misplaced again-to-again tilts. Where does Walker go from right here? He went from the upcoming huge detail to a pretender in 4 months’ time.
7 p.m.: A great slugfest in the 1st spherical. Krylov finished up getting manage and securing the takedown to conclude the stanza. Walker and Krylov linked on some tricky pictures but it failed to have the identical exhilaration owing to the absence of a crowd reaction that would normally be there.
6:52 p.m.: Up upcoming at UFC Combat Night time is No.10-ranked Johnny Walker facing No. 12-rated Nikita Krylov in gentle heavyweight action. Walker (17-four) appears to be to rebound immediately after his surprising 1st-spherical TKO decline to Corey Anderson at UFC 244. Krylov (26-7) is in desperate want of a acquire, having misplaced two of his a few fights. Don’t blink as the two fellas have only absent the length one particular time in their respective occupations.
Francisco Trinaldo outstrikes John Makdessi for selection acquire
6:forty five p.m.: Trinaldo def. Makdessi by unanimous selection (thirty-27, thirty-27, 29-28).
Trinaldo dominated the whole contest on the toes. Anytime Makdessi received strike, the Canadian stored circling and circling, refusing to interact. You could see the frustration in Trinaldo’s eyes at moments, but he stored it together to go 6-one in his seven fights in Brazil and now has again-to-again wins. Extraordinary for a fighter who is 41 decades of age and only seemingly receiving far better.
6:32 p.m.: Extremely odd to only listen to the cornermen for Trinaldo and Makdessi. Such a thudding seem every single time the two fellas hook up with a shot.
6:18 p.m.: The major card of UFC Combat Night time commences with Francisco Trinaldo getting on John Makdessi in lightweight action. This is the seventh time in Trinaldo’s (24-7) final nine fights he’s competed in his house country of Brazil, likely five-one all through that span. Makdessi (17-6) is on a great operate of his very own, winning a few in a row. It ought to be a great fight to commence the major card.
6:05 p.m.: Welcome to Sporting News’ reside coverage of UFC Brasilia in entrance of… no one particular from the Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in Brasilia, Brazil. Whether or not persons like it or not, history is staying made as the UFC has never held an formal occasion with no admirers in attendance. Keep locked into what ought to be an intriguing evening of action.
UFC Combat Night time undercard results
- Brandon Moreno def. Jussier Formiga by means of unanimous selection (thirty-27, 29-28, 29-28) flyweights
- Amanda Ribas def. Randa Markos by unanimous selection (thirty-26, thirty-twenty five, thirty-twenty five) women’s strawweights
- Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos def. Alexsei Kunchenko by means of unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) welterweights
- Rani Yahya vs. Enrique Barzola goes to a majority attract (29-28, 28-28, 28-28) bantamweights
- Maryna Moroz def. Mayra Bueno Silva by means of unanimous selection (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) women’s flyweights
- David Dvorak def. Bruno Silva by means of unanimous selection (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) flyweights
- Bea Malecki def. Veronica Macedo by means of unanimous selection (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) women’s bantamweights
UFC Combat Night time card
- Kevin Lee vs. Charles Oliveira Catchweight (158.five pounds)
- Demian Maia vs. Gilbert Burns welterweights
- Renato Moicano vs. Damir Hadžović lightweights
- Johnny Walker vs. Nikita Krylov gentle heavyweights
- Francisco Trinaldo vs. John Makdessi lightweights
- Jussier Formiga vs. Brandon Moreno flyweights
- Randa Markos vs. Amanda Ribas women’s strawweights
- Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Alexey Kunchenko welterweights
- Rani Yahya vs. Enrique Barzola bantamweights
- Maryna Moroz vs. Mayra Bueno Silva women’s flyweights
- Bruno Silva vs. David Dvořák flyweights
- Veronica Macedo vs. Bea Malecki women’s bantamweights