YadongTrack punched his method once more into the title dialogue inside theFinal Stopping Championship bantamweightdivision.
Within the main event of UFC Battle Evening time 223 on Saturdayon the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, the “Kung Fu Youngster” stifled the vauntedwrestling of Ricky Simonand outstruck him in increasingly more one-sided vogue for 4 roundsearlier than putting points away with a blistering left hook early inSpherical 5. The first spherical found Simon largely neglecting hiscustomary barrage of takedowns, and Monitor stuffed the few that didcome his method, setting the tone for the remainder of the wrestle. Trackdiscovered rising success alongside together with his boxing as a result of the wrestle went on,catching Simon cleanly on fairly just a few occasions, though what appearedto be a knockdown by Monitor early inside the second spherical turned out tohave been introduced on by an inadvertent battle of heads. A secondheadbutt in Spherical 3 drew a protest from Simon, as every collisionshad occurred whereas Monitor lunged forward alongside together with his head down.Nonetheless, Monitor was already very lots inside the driver’s seat whenhe dropped Simon with a left hook inside the waning seconds of Spherical 4.The horn sounded sooner than Monitor would possibly observe up, nonetheless Simon was clearlyin problem. The job that Monitor had begun with a left hook in Spherical4, he accomplished with one different one in Spherical 5:Simon was caught cleanly as quickly as as soon as extra, fell to his seat, and thistime there was no bell to keep away from losing the American. A streamof unanswered punches on the underside prompted referee Herb Dean tocease the beating at 1:10 of the last word stanza. The win introducedTrack’s Octagon file to 9-2-1 and put his loss to CorySandhagen on a grotesque cut back last September inside the rear view;Simon’s UFC file fell to 8-3 with the loss, which snapped afive-fight win streak.
Borralho Throttles Oleksiejczuk
CaioBorralho has become not doable to ignore inside the UFCmiddleweight division.
Inside the co-main event of “UFC Vegas 72,” Borralho (14-1, 1 NC) put aspherical and a half of increasingly more dominant work on MichalOleksiejczuk (18-6, 1 NC) sooner than ending points with a decentrear-naked choke. “The Pure” expert some adversity early,as Oleksiejczuk landed some steady blows and withstood Borralho’sfirst couple of takedown makes an try. Nonetheless, as quickly as Borralho securedhis first takedown late inside the spherical, his dimension, vitality and vastlysuperior grappling took over. Spherical 1 ended with Borralhooverwhelming Oleksiejczuk’s defenses on the underside, and the secondstarted correct the place the first left off. Borralho took Oleksiejczukdown with a double-leg, returned him to the canvas after he stoodagain up near the fence after which punished him with punches andelbows whereas advancing to once more mount and securing a physique triangle.
From there, Borralho cinched up a rear-naked choke, eliciting thefaucet from “Hussar” at 2:29 of Spherical 2. The dominant winprolonged the 30-year-old Brazilian’s unbeaten streak to 14 straightbouts, collectively together with his pair of appearances on Dana White’s Contender Sequence in 2021 and hisfirst 4 UFC bouts. Oleksiejczuk fell to 6-4 with one no contestwithin the Octagon, and 2-1 since shifting from mild heavyweight tomiddleweight.
Vieira Weathers Storm, Strangles Brundage
He wanted to march by all sorts of hell to get there, howeverRodolfoVieira put himself once more inside the win column with a second-roundsubmission win over CodyBrundage inside the middleweight attribute bout. “The Black BeltHunter” was close to being accomplished inside the first spherical, as Brundagelit him up with punches early, opening a extreme cut back, then sprawledon a desperation single-leg takedown attempt. After a timeout foran inadvertent groin foul broke up a clinch alternate, Brundagedropped Vieira with a large overhand correct and sprawled on one othertakedown attempt, punishing the Brazilian with punches from astalled place. Vieira recovered and ultimately secured a takedownwithin the last word minute and did ample damage to forestall a 10-8spherical, nonetheless the physique nonetheless belonged to the American. The secondspherical opened with a takedown attempt by Vieira, which Brundageelected to counter with a guillotine choke attempt. From there itwas all Vieira, who extricated his head from the choke,
threatened with an arm triangle and briefly took Brundage’s againearlier than ending with the head-and-arm choke from primeplace. The tap received right here at 1:28 of Spherical 2, bringingVieira’s UFC file to 4-2 and allowing him to bounce once more from achoice loss to ChrisCurtis in his last Octagon look. Brundage’s loss droppedhis UFC file to 2-3.
Padilla Blows Up Erosa
In what was turning right into a theme for “UFC Vegas 72,” a debuting fightergot right here by large, as FernandoPadilla (15-4) detonated JulianErosa (28-11) with a pinpoint salvo of punches inside the firstspherical. After quite a lot of tentative early exchanges by the rangy 6-foot,1-inch featherweights, Padilla stung Erosa with a salvo of punches,tagging him with deadly accuracy as he went careening all through thecage.A correct hand hurt “Juicy J” badly, and a second one dropped him.Erosa stood once more up, nonetheless referee Chris Tognoni was alreadyinterposing himself for the stoppage. Erosa protestedinstantly, and may have had a level, nonetheless the top end result went down asa TKO at 1:41 of the first spherical for the youthful Mexican, whose UFCdebut wanted to attend nearly two years as he resolved visa factors.Erosa’s file fell to 6-7 all through three separate stints with thepromotion, 5-4 since his most recent return in 2020.
De Lima Defeats Cortes-Acosta
MarcosRogerio de Lima (21-8-1) used a brutal stream of leg kicks anda few opportunistic takedowns to earn a unanimous choiceover WaldoCortes-Acosta (9-1) of their vital card heavyweight showcase.For a time, it appeared unlikely that the judges’ corporations can bewanted, as de Lima’s low kicks scored early and sometimes, leavingCortes-Acosta’s left leg visibly damaged and compromised inperform. An unlimited double-leg takedown led to a steady flooring sequenceby de Lima, nonetheless might need been counterproductive, as a result of it gaveCortes-Acosta a reprieve from the kicking assault. The second sphericalwas a near repeat of the first, along with the late takedown, and“Pezao” gave the impression to be very lots in control of the wrestle as a result of theultimate physique began. That will probably be Cortes-Acosta’s best spherical,nonetheless; his jab landed with rising regularity and drive as a result of theleg kicks dried up for de Lima. The Dominican did ample to win thebody, nonetheless it won’t be ample to sway the results of the wrestle,as de Lima collected 29-28 scores from all three judges. The win,de Lima’s third straight, elevated his Octagon file to 10-6, 6-3at heavyweight; Cortes-Acosta’s first expert loss dropped histally inside the promotion to 2-1.
Waters Gadgets Up Quinlan
Stepping up on each week’s uncover and easily 15 days after profitable thevacant Legacy Stopping Alliance welterweight title,TreyWaters (8-1) put in three rounds’ worth of dominant worktowards JoshQuinlan (6-1). The 6-foot-5 Waters cuts a unusual decide at 170kilos and put his massive advantages in peak and attain to gooduse, irritating his fellow LFA alum’s makes an try to get into varyand busting him up with punches. Other than a takedown and temporaryfloor sequence in Spherical 1, Waters appeared to win every minute ofthe wrestle. Quinlan was sport all by means of, coming forward and searching outto land the massive left hand with which he had hurt nearly all hisskilled opponents, nonetheless merely had no options. By the highest ofSpherical 3, Quinlan’s face was swollen and bleeding, and after afight-sealing late takedown by Waters, the 30-27 scorecards have been amere formality. The one-sided win marked a worthwhile debut for thetowering Waters, whereas Quinlan fell to 1-1 inside the UFC together with hisfirst expert loss.
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