Miesha Tate Vs Lauren Murphy
Give or take in the first round nothing Miesha working her jab trying to land right hand. Lauren Murphy with a few take downs and trying to set a high pace. Experience started kicking in start of second round as Miesha has been there with the best in the business.
Coming out second round calm and landing jabs at ease. Lauren eventually landed the take down but didn’t last long on the ground. Miesha showed great takedown defence and balance while Lauren tried a few take down attempts. Couple of elbows landing at end of round. It left it all to play for in the third round.
Tate entering the third round with a huge swell on the left eye. Due to coming in too straight with jabs and taking a jab to land a jab. Lauren showing great strength and clearly the stronger out of the two women. Tate bit down on mouth guard and tried a flurry of punches around 1:30 to go only to be met with a take down attempt and Lauren playing it safe till the end of the round.
Miesha has taken the most of the damage and her white Venum T-shirt is covered in blood. Great sportsman ship as the women embrace for a hug before hearing the judges score cards. Lauren Murphy gets the win by judges score cards. 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28 in favour of Lauren.
Shane Burgos Vs Charles Jourdain
The crowd is ready for this fight with Burgos getting a great reception as he is announced by Bruce buffer.
Both fighters throwing heat in every strike from the start with plenty of faints from Burgos. A Guillotine attempt didn’t pay off with Burgos getting up and taking Jourdain back to attempt a Rear Naked choke. Jourdain escaped through the back door getting to feet.
The crowd cheer lets go Burgos but Jourdain seems to be looking dangerous in the striking exchanges here in the first round. Burgos won’t flying knee attempt at end of the round.
Jourdain looking the faster in the striking exchanges. Burgos gets the back after a quick clinch working towards the rear naked choke. Body triangle is helping keep the back for Burgos. Jourdain is carrying both fighters weight which is tiring for the Canadian man. Shane showing great patience and working toward the rear naked Choke. With 52 seconds to go Burgos Tries to since the rear naked choke on but it’s on the chin. Big cheer as Burgos taunts to the crowd at the end of the round.
Burgos looking the fresher of the two men. It could be 1 round each in the Judges score card so all to play for in this last round. Jourdain is taking the bull by the horns this last round landing a number of strikes. Burgos was hurt by two flying knees against the cage. Jourdain unlucky, looked like he was going for the finish and fell into Burgos taking his back on feet. Big head kick to finish the round.
Jourdain landed 121 significant strikes to Burgos 44. It goes to judges Scorecards and they score it 29-28, 29-28 and 28-28 with Burgos getting the win. You could see why Jourdain could be annoyed by the result.
Matt Schnell Vs Sumudaerji
Both fighters landed strikes but around 3:15 left Schnell changes levels and takes Sumudaerji down. Sumudaerji reversed Schnell and ends up on bottom. Big slam from Sumudaerji as Schnell attempts triangle that turns in to Omoplata attempt by Schnell. Strikes landed on the ground from both fighters to end the round.
Second round starts with the low blow sound thundering threw the arena. Big left hand hurts Schnell. The left hand had found its range for Sumudaerji at will now. Fighting long seemed to be successful for Sumudaerji as he drops Schnell. Beautiful right elbow by Sumudaerji, he lands same elbow again. What is keeping Schnell up. Sumudaerji going for the finish but Schnell lands and end up in mount after looking finished on his feet. Schnell goes for finish but Sumudaerji reverses. Schnell goes for body and arm triangle. Schnell with a heroic victory and could be one of the best comeback in UFC history. Finishes Sumudaerji with a triangle. Wow what a Fight!
Li Jingliang Vs Muslim Salikhov
Salikhov tried a spinning wheel kick that lands on Jingliang right hand protecting the chin. Another spinning back kick attempt to the body this time for Salikhov. Big slam as Salikhov brings Jingliang to the ground. Loads of spinning attempts, wheel kicks, back kicks and back fists from Salikhov. Salikhov footwork making it hard for Jingliang to land anything first round
Salikhov catches a leg and lands two legs kick and a right hand in quick succession. The wheel kick is getting closer by Salikhov. Jingliang landing plenty of leg kicks to try neutralise Salikhov movement. Big right hand over the top for Jingliang. Another big right lands for Jingliang and he finishes Salikhov on the ground. Great win for Jingliang.
Michelle Waterson-Gomez Vs Amanda Lemos
Both fighter being calculated for the first 2 mins landing leg kicks. Lemos throwing everything in punches when she explodes. Michelle gets a take down and landing some body strikes in Lemos Guard. Pretty even for the first round.
Lemos comes out more aggressive at the start of the second round. Lemos gets the Guillotine standing brings it to the ground and finishes. Referee misses the tap as it was on opposite side to referee. No arguments from Michelle.
Brian Ortega Vs Yair Rodriguez
Great to see the respect of these two warriors. Rodriguez picked his shots nicely and Ortega landing his fair share. Fight end early after a clinch results in Ortega’s shoulder popping out. Great disappointment for Ortega and I’m sure Yair Rodriguez didn’t want the fight to end this way but great sportsman shop shown by these two Former training partners.