Enthusiasts ended up crucial of the UFC for continuing on with its UFC Battle Night event on Saturday from Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in Brasilia, Brazil, despite athletics businesses all around the entire world both suspending or canceling their respective seasons.
Right or wrong, the present went on, albeit with no followers in attendance, and the last 3 fights of the card ending via stoppage. The card was highlighted by Charles Oliveira employing his exceptional grappling skills to conquer Kevin Lee by submission (guilliotine choke) at :28 of the 3rd spherical. Sporting News had the fight even at 19-19 at time of the stoppage.
The tale of the fight was Oliveira managing items on the feet and Lee (18-6) trying to get a takedown each time he sensed a minimal little bit of problems. It wasn’t particularly the safest place for Lee looking at that Oliveira was the better of the two on the mat. That proved to be real as Oliveira attempted a sequence of heel hooks and submission attempts in the to start with two rounds.
The starting of the 3rd began with Oliveria continuing to get the better of the exchanges in putting. He hit a overall body kick and Lee immediately went for a takedown, but the 27-year-outdated remaining his head in and Oliveira quickly snatched it up when they landed on the canvas.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 force was far too significantly for Lee and he tapped out instantly. The submission was the 14th of Oliveira’s profession, a UFC document.
The win extended Oliveira’s (30-eight, a person no-contest) streak to seven and set him in situation for a marquee fight as he inches closer to a title shot. Oliveira doesn’t want to hear that communicate and named out the winner for the scheduled lightweight title clash at UFC 249 between champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson on April 18.
“Tony Ferguson and Khabib, I am going to be sitting entrance row for that fight,” Oliveira informed Michael Bisping in his put up-fight interview. “There is certainly nowhere else to go. I will be champion.”
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Round two: A tale of two rounds. Oliveira was lights Lee up on the feet that surprised him much more than once. Figuring out he was in problems, Lee secured the takedown and did some great do the job on the floor with a sequence of shots and held advancing his situation. Lee’s gotten himself again in the fight. (Lee 10-nine, 19-19)
Round 1: An intriguing opening spherical as Oliveira managed the motion standing up until finally Lee took it to the floor and designed it a grappling fight. Every single person had their times but Oliveira had a slight gain with many heel hook attempts and currently being much more of the aggressor. (10-nine Oliveira)
eight:02 p.m.: It is really now time for the most important event of UFC Battle Night, as Kevin Lee battles Chales Oliveira in a catchweight bout. The bout received shifted mainly because Lee (18-5) came two kilos overweight at 158.5 kilos. Oliveira’s reeled off 6 consecutive wins, all via stoppage. Be appealing to see how Lee’s overall body reacts to missing pounds and how Oliveria can get gain of Lee’s uncalled for mistake.
Weird to see equally men coming out to their audio with no followers. Have to give each and every person credit as they surface to be supremely focused.
Gilbert Burns scores an emphatic stoppage get above Demian Maia
seven:55 p.m.: Burns def. Maia by TKO at 2:34 of the to start with spherical.
We informed you this a person would not go to the judges’ scorecards. Maia came out participating in his match by stalking Burns, getting him towards the cage and then securing the takedown. Compared with other foes, Maia couldn’t preserve Burns on the mat and the fight designed it again to its feet. Maia hit a jab and Burns turned his hips and clocked Maia with a flush remaining hook that despatched his opponent crashing to the canvas. Burns considered Maia was knocked out but the latter had his wits about him. Burns saw that and pounced proper on prime of Maia and unloaded a sequence of floor punches for the biggest get of his profession.
Burns designed the most of his microphone time with Michael Bisping when he named previous interim welterweight champion Colby Covington. Indicator me up for that a person.
seven:48 p.m.: It is really time for the co-most important event of UFC Battle Night as No. 5-ranked Demian Maia meets No. twelve-ranked Gilbert Burns in welterweight motion. Maia (28-nine), a previous welterweight title challenger, has gained 3 consecutive fights immediately after getting rid of his earlier 3. In his last time out, Maia despatched Ben Askren into retirement with a 3rd-spherical submission get. Burns (seventeen-three) has been on a tear as perfectly, successful 4 in a row. This is this sort of an intriguing fight. Both equally men have a ton of momentum. I would be stunned if this goes the distance.
Renato Moicano chokes out Damir Hadzovic in forty four seconds
6:31 p.m.: Moicano def. Hadzovic by submission (rear-bare choke) at 0:forty four of the to start with spherical.
Moicano wasted no time by heading proper at Hadzovic as shortly as he received the go-ahead to commence. He secured the takedown and immediately took Hadzovic to the mat. Moicano quickly took Hadzovic’s again and secured the choke. Recognizing he wasn’t heading to escape, Hadzovic tapped out. When the fight came to a conclusion, Moicano stood above Hadzovic and began conversing trash. Both equally men had to be divided by protection.
You couldn’t ask for a better commence at lightweight for Moicano.
6:24 p.m.: Right now at UFC Battle Night, Renato Moicano squares off with Damir Hadžović in lightweight. Moicano’s (thirteen-three-1) had his struggles of late. After hunting like he was on the cusp of a shot at the featherweight title, Moicano hit the skids, getting rid of 3 of his last 5 so the Brazilian decided to transfer a pounds class. Hadzovic’s (thirteen-5) been inconsistent, heading three-three in his last 6 fights. Something has to give in this article. Who can split from the pack?
Nikita Krylov out grapples Johnny Walker to get again on the successful track
6:15 p.m.: Krylov def. Walker via unanimous selection (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).
The fight went from hunting like rock-and-sock-em robots to a grappling match that Krylov managed in the latter half of the to start with spherical, Walker received the better of items in the second and Krylov utilized his exceptional groundwork in the 3rd to protected the get. It is really the to start with time Krylov’s gained a fight by selection. A difficult loss for Walker as he is now lost again-to-again tilts. In which does Walker go from in this article? He went from the following major factor to a pretender in 4 months’ time.
seven:00 p.m.: A great slugfest in the to start with spherical. Krylov ended up getting handle and securing the takedown to finish the stanza. Walker and Krylov linked on some tricky shots but it didn’t have the exact enjoyment thanks to the lack of a crowd response that would normally be there.
6:fifty two p.m.: Up following at UFC Battle Night is No.10-ranked Johnny Walker facing No. twelve-ranked Nikita Krylov in mild heavyweight motion. Walker (seventeen-4) seems to rebound immediately after his shocking to start with-spherical TKO loss to Corey Anderson at UFC 244. Krylov (26-seven) is in determined require of a get, owning lost two of his 3 fights. Never blink as equally men have only long gone the distance a person time in their respective careers.
Francisco Trinaldo outstrikes John Makdessi for selection get
6:45 p.m.: Trinaldo def. Makdessi by unanimous selection (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).
Trinaldo dominated the total contest on the feet. Any time Makdessi received hit, the Canadian held circling and circling, refusing to engage. You could see the disappointment in Trinaldo’s eyes at times, but he held it together to go 6-1 in his seven fights in Brazil and now has again-to-again wins. Impressive for a fighter who is 41 years of age and only seemingly acquiring better.
6:32 p.m.: Very bizarre to only hear the cornermen for Trinaldo and Makdessi. Such a thudding audio each and every time equally men link with a shot.
6:18 p.m.: The most important card of UFC Battle Night begins with Francisco Trinaldo getting on John Makdessi in lightweight motion. This is the seventh time in Trinaldo’s (24-seven) last 9 fights he is competed in his house state of Brazil, heading 5-1 during that span. Makdessi (seventeen-6) is on a great run of his own, successful 3 in a row. It should really be a great fight to commence the most important card.
6:05 p.m.: Welcome to Sporting News’ stay coverage of UFC Brasilia in entrance of… no a person from the Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in Brasilia, Brazil. Irrespective of whether persons like it or not, historical past is currently being designed as the UFC has never held an formal event with no followers in attendance. Stay locked into what should really be an intriguing night time of motion.
UFC Battle Night undercard results
- Brandon Moreno def. Jussier Formiga via unanimous selection (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) Flyweight
- Amanda Ribas def. Randa Markos by unanimous selection (30-26, 30-25, 30-25) Women’s Strawweight
- Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos def. Alexsei Kunchenko via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Welterweight
- Rani Yahya vs. Enrique Barzola goes to a majority attract (29-28, 28-28, 28-28) Bantamweight
- Maryna Moroz def. Mayra Bueno Silva via unanimous selection (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Women’s Flyweight
- David Dvorak def. Bruno Silva via unanimous selection (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Flyweight
- Bea Malecki def. Veronica Macedo via unanimous selection (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Women’s Bantamweight
UFC Battle Night card
- Kevin Lee vs. Charles Oliveira Catchweight (158.5 lbs)
- Demian Maia vs. Gilbert Burns Welterweight
- Renato Moicano vs. Damir Hadžović Lightweight
- Johnny Walker vs. Nikita Krylov Light Heavyweight
- Francisco Trinaldo vs. John Makdessi Lightweight
- Jussier Formiga vs. Brandon Moreno Flyweight
- Randa Markos vs. Amanda Ribas Women’s Strawweight
- Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Alexey Kunchenko Welterweight
- Rani Yahya vs. Enrique Barzola Bantamweight
- Maryna Moroz vs. Mayra Bueno Silva Women’s Flyweight
- Bruno Silva vs. David Dvořák Flyweight
- Veronica Macedo vs. Bea Malecki Women’s Bantamweight