MAIN CARD (ESPN+ pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
(c) Rose Namajunas (114.5 lbs.) vs. #1 Jessica Andrade (114.5 lbs.) – for strawweight title
#10 Jared Cannonier (184.5 lbs.) vs. #14 Anderson Silva (185 lbs.)
#1 Jose Aldo (146 lbs.) vs. #4 Alexander Volkanovski (145.5 lbs.)
Thiago Alves (170.5 lbs.) vs. Laureano Staropoli (170.5 lbs.)
#11 Irene Aldana (135.5 lbs.) vs. #13 Bethe Correia (141 lbs.)*
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN, 8 p.m. ET)
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (203.5 lbs.) vs. Ryan Spann (204 lbs.)
Kurt Holobaugh (154.5 lbs.) vs. Thiago Moises (155 lbs.)
Warlley Alves (170 lbs.) vs. Sergio Moraes (170 lbs.)
Clay Guida (153.5 lbs.) vs. B.J. Penn (155.5 lbs.)
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+, 6:30 p.m. ET)
Luana Carolina (124.5 lbs.) vs. Priscila Cachoeira (125.5 lbs.)
Raoni Barcelos (135.5 lbs.) vs. Carlos Huachin (135.5 lbs.)
Viviane Araujo (131 lbs.) vs. #15 Talita Bernardo (134.5 lbs.)
* Correia missed weight and was fined 30 % of her purse, but the bout will go on as scheduled.
Hiya everyone and welcome to 411mania’s LIVE coverage of UFC 237, I’m Robert Winfree and I’ll be your host for the evening. This card suffered some unfortunate setbacks during the last couple of days, a scheduled bout between Carlos Diego Ferreira and Francisco Trinaldo was referred to as off as a result of medical issues on Ferreira’s part. Sadly that battle falling off means this card won’t set the document for the cardboard with probably the most fighters on it over the age of 40. There was additionally an terrible weight chopping gaff on the a part of Bethe Correira who missed by six kilos. This card has also had a fair bit of battle alterations, however in the meanwhile the large three fights stay unaffected.
The primary event is a very good one as strawweight champion Rose Namajunas tries for her second title protection, this time towards Jessica Andrade who’s getting her second shot on the title. These two ask very fascinating stylistic questions of one another and will make for a superb struggle. Also the legend Anderson Silva tries to avoid another dropping streak and switch again a rising contender in Jared Cannonier. There’s also an awesome featherweight battle between former champion and all time great Jose Aldo as he tries to turn again his third rising contender in the form of streaking Alexander Volkanovski who’s trying to prove himself the plain prime contender to the featherweight title. Beyond that there’s not so much to jump off the web page but a number of that would shock us in execution. There’s also one other incredibly sad struggle as BJ Penn battles Clay Guida. Why the UFC continues to ebook Penn, or why regulatory bodies proceed to sanction his preventing, remains one of many nice unanswered questions of our time.
UFC 237 comes to the world from Jeunesse Area in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. On commentary we now have Jon Anik, UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, and Dominick Cruz with Megan Olivi doing the around area reporting. There’s not an American with high degree collegiate or international wrestling expertise for Cormier to cheer lead for tonight so he is perhaps tolerable. As for the principles we’re underneath the newer set of rules, so you need each palms or fists on the mat to be thought-about downed (or a knee in fact), extending fingers in the direction of your opponent is a foul regardless of contact being made, and the language round scoring is clearer and more encouraging of 10-8’s. There may also be the limited use of immediate replay for struggle ending sequences if desired although as soon as replay is invoked the battle can’t be restarted.
Talita Bernardo has gone 1-2 in the UFC but she is coming off of her first win within the UFC and is making an attempt to get her first UFC profitable streak up and operating. Viviane Araujo brings a 3 battle profitable streak into her UFC debut, she’s stepping in on just some days discover and is trying to make a superb first impression to the UFC audience. Bernardo is your favourite at -300 to a +240 comeback on Araujo.
Ladies’s Bantamweight Bout: Viviane Araujo (6-1, 131 lbs.) vs. #15 Talita Bernardo (6-Three, 134.5 lbs.)
ROUND ONE: These two have equivalent heights and reaches, although it’s value noting that Araujo usually fights down at strawweight so I anticipate Bernardo to have some sort of generalized measurement benefit. They contact gloves to get us going. Araujo coming ahead early, both ladies probing defenses with jabs and leg kicks. Both ladies land few kicks then Araujo lands a right that stumbles Bernardo for a second. Bernardo lands a strong leg kick. Some stance switching from Araujo, who’s bouncing rather a lot and trying to transfer in and out quite than interact the bigger lady in extended exchanges. Araujo lands a body kick and a bit of a proper hook. Bernardo lands a counter proper however she’s struggling a bit with the velocity of Araujo up to now. Front kick to the body from Araujo and she or he avoids a rush then lands a right. Bernardo lands a left to the body. One other body kick then a proper from Araujo. Araujo lands a proper. Bernardo is making an attempt to get her palms going however she’s falling just a bit bit brief. Leg kick from Bernardo. Araujo lands a jab then a right hook. The out and in mobility of Araujo is freezing up Bernardo. Leg kick from Araujo lands. Bernardo lands a physique kick however Araujo lands a leg kick and sweeps her down but chooses to not comply with her down. Araujo avoids a number of punches then lands a right. Araujo’s hanging method is far smoother, Bernardo tries a double leg but Araujo smothers that and winds up on prime in half guard. Araujo slides and gets the back, then seems to be to lock up a choke because the spherical ends.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Araujo
ROUND TWO: They contact gloves for the second spherical. Araujo continues to be shifting nicely, she lands a leg kick. Bernardo misses a couple of punches. Bernardo lands a leg kick however eats a counter proper. Araujo lands a tough leg kick. One other leg kick from Araujo, then a tough proper that staggers Bernardo for a second. Physique kick from Araujo, then she catches a kick and trips Bernardo but makes Bernardo stand back up. One other straight right from Araujo, this time Bernardo lands the counter proper. Bernardo lands a looping left hook. Araujo lands a right to counter a leg kick. They conflict on kicks after which Araujo lands a left hook. Double leg from Bernardo, Araujo defends as they hit the fence, Bernardo will get a physique lock however can’t hold it and Araujo is ready to disengage. Bernardo lands a physique kick but both ladies are slowing down a bit. Araujo lands a jab then a leg kick. Barnardo comes forward with hooks, Araujo double legs her in response and winds up in her guard. Full guard for Bernardo, they usually commerce elbows. A couple of punches land for Araujo then she stands and makes Bernardo get back up. Another leg kick from Araujo, then Bernardo lands a few hooks in close as the spherical ends.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Araujo but a better round, 20-18 Araujo general
ROUND THREE: Bernardo avoids a one two, Araujo then lands a front kick to the physique. Bernardo pushes forward and swings, she lands a few punches but Araujo circles free and lands a couple of rights. One other couple of rights from Araujo, then one other one that floors Bernardo and this one is over.
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Viviane Araujo by way of KO, punch, at :48 of Spherical 3
The Remaining Round Finish Membership thanks Ms. Araujo for her work this night. Mic time for Araujo and the UFC’s translator, she says she’s been ready for the UFC’s name all yr and has been waiting for it. She puts over the UFC’s manufacturing and getting over the potential jitters, then says she plans on returning to strawweight and tells that division to watch out as a result of she’s coming.
Here’s the end. The fakes and feints from Araujo hold locking up Bernardo, then Bernardo simply type of paws with a jab as her proper hand draws approach back to swing but the shorter energy proper from Araujo lands first and ends her night time.
She’s a [email protected] wins her Octagon debut – at bantamweight – by KO! Wow! #UFC237 pic.twitter.com/j5phUibTXB
— UFC (@ufc) Might 11, 2019
Raoni Barcelos has a six struggle profitable streak that includes being 2-0 within the UFC, he’s trying to prolong that and start shifting up in competition. Carlos Huachin Quiroz is stepping in on relatively brief discover to switch Stated Nurmagomedov however he’s undefeated in his final seven bouts and is trying to announce himself on the UFC stage with a win here. Barcelos is an enormous -1,100 favourite to a +700 comeback on Huachin that has to tempt the degenerate gamblers out there.
Bantamweight Bout: Raoni Barcelos (13-1, 135.5 lbs.) vs. Carlos Huachin (10-Three-2, 135.5 lbs.)
ROUND ONE: Barcelos is three inches taller however the have the same attain, Huachin can also be a full ten years youthful. They touch gloves, Huachin preventing southpaw. Barcelos is circling, he’s received a wider stance than I anticipated as he moves Huachin in the direction of the fence. Both males doing loads of feeling out up to now, though things are starting to warmth up. Huachin misses a couple of punches however he may need seen something he likes in the movement of Barcelos. Bit of a left from Huachin lands. Barcelos is making an attempt to get the jab going, then they commerce power hand punches. Leg kick from Barcelos lands. Barcelos lands a body kick. Huachin misses a left but he’s acquitting himself properly. Both men miss in close, then a bit of a right from Barcelos. Barcelos lands a proper. Huachin lands a left, and eats a knee to the physique while doing so. Huachin avoids a flurry in close and lands a right. Barcelos lands a leg kick then a body kick. Physique kick from Huachin, and that may shut out the round.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Barcelos but a very close round
ROUND TWO: They contact gloves for the second spherical, and Barcelos is again to kicking at the leg. Barcelos pushes close and lands a proper then they trade kicks. Barcloes tries a double leg, Huachin is able to cease the motion and shuck him to at least one aspect. A number of jabs sneak via for Barcelos then a left hook that drops Huachin. Huachin has guard on the ground however Barcelos is trying to swarm him. Barcelos lands some lefts to punch via an armbar attempt, then as Huachin strikes to his seat towards the fence Barcelos moves to at least one hip able to spin to the again. Barcelos lands rights, strikes to full mount then gets the again however loses one hook and he has to scramble to prime position. Huachin sits up once more, Barcelos appears to lock up an influence guillotine but he principally uses it to push Huachin over to his again. Barcelos strikes to full mount again, then the back but winds up in north-south as Huachin defended a choke attempt. This isn’t even close on the bottom, Barcelos to full mount again and he’s flattening out Huachin. Barcelos postures up and lands a couple of elbows and looks to arrange an arm triangle choke however he can’t get it and Huachin will get half guard. A couple of more elbows from Barcelos, now a collection of left elbows will prompt the stoppage.
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Raoni Barcelos by way of TKO, elbows, at 4:49 of Spherical 2
Not the perfect stoppage on the planet but I can reside with it. Barcelos on the mic now, he performs with the gang and says this wasn’t his greatest efficiency given the change of opponents but is glad to have gained. He mentions switching to his grappling within the second and needs a Comfortable Moms Day to all the moms out there. Asked about who or what’s next for him he says he’ll be ready for whoever the UFC puts in front of him.
Here’s the finish, so you possibly can determine for yourselves in case you like the stoppage or not. As mentioned above, I can stay with it.
Agree w/ the stoppage? @RaoniBarcelos stops Huachin at #UFC237! pic.twitter.com/43w6Gi23Um
— UFC (@ufc) Might 11, 2019
Luana Carolina makes her UFC debut on the again of a win on Dana’s Contender Collection, she’s trying to prolong an general six struggle profitable streak and showcase her expertise to the bigger UFC viewers. Priscila Cachoeira has gone Zero-2 within the UFC, she took this struggle on rather less than a month’s discover and badly must get her first UFC win. The chances are with Carolina at -165 to a +145 comeback on Cachoeira.
Ladies’s Flyweight Bout: Luana Carolina (6-1, 124.5 lbs.) vs. Priscila Cachoeira (Eight-2, 125.5 lbs.)
ROUND ONE: Cachoeira is an inch taller however Carolina has four inches of reach on her. Southpaw for Carolina, she lands a knee as Cachoeira was leaning throwing a punch. Cachoeira lands a right they usually clinch up, a number of knees from Carolina to the body earlier than they break. Cachoeira is coming ahead again trying to drive the motion. Little bit of a jab from Carolina they usually trade in close then Carolina circles to reset. Neither lady is doing much head movement. A couple of kicks land for Carolina and she or he avoids a proper. The punches from Cachoeira are actually telegraphed and loopy. Carolina is beginning to grab quick Thai clinches once they get shut and throwing knees before they break. Bit of an elbow from Carolina in close. They trade inside leg kicks then Carolina avoids a number of punches. A number of body kicks from Carolina land. We get some brawling now, Carolina is minimize around the correct eye and she or he’s on the lookout for a front head lock then misses a proper as they break. Carolina lands a head kick, Cachoeira simply eats it and keeps coming forward. Method is usually out the window at this level and every time they get close they’re trying to brawl. Cachoeira lands a right after which eats a knee in shut. They clinch again, Carolina lands a couple of knees because the spherical ends.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Carolina
ROUND TWO: They touch gloves for the second spherical, and Carolina lands a right. Cachoeira continues to be coming forward, partially blocks a head kick. Bit of a jab from Carolina then a knee as Cachoeira was ducking down, may need been extra of a kick. Carolina lands a couple of punches then takes a clubbing left on her guard. Orthodox now for Carolina, she jabs Cachoeira a couple of occasions then lands an elbow as they clinch. Knees from Carolina land then a proper as they break. Cachoeira has no concept how you can cage minimize, she’s simply following and getting irritated that her opponent knows the best way to transfer. Carolina lands a left head kick that drops Cachoeira, she follows her down and within the scramble seems to lock up a reverse triangle, switches to a triangle armbar then loses that and strikes to prime place. Aspect management for Carolina, Cachoeira bucks and bridges then Carolina throws an illegal knee so we’ve acquired time. I’m unsure how exhausting that was thrown or if it landed, the replay exhibits it did in reality land. The ref isn’t taking some extent though, and Cachoeira is sweet to continue so we’re back to preventing. Carolina tries another high kick that principally lands then they clinch and there’s a bevy of knees from Carolina. They break, and Carolina lands a number of punches then a bit of a excessive kick. Cachoeira is in full on zombie mode. They clinch, Carolina grabs a standing guillotine and jumps guard for it, she will’t really end it but she does push Cachoeira over and get on prime in full mount. Punches and elbows from Carolina however she’s getting too high again, she’s after the reverse triangle again and lands hammer fists but Cachoeira is able to get free they usually stand. Elbows from Carolina, Cachoeira swings again however principally misses.
SCORECARD: 10-Eight Carolina, 20-17 Carolina general
ROUND THREE: Carolina is circling once more, lands a front kick to the physique then they both land in close. Physique kick from Carolina, then a high kick that principally lands. Spinning again fist from Carolina is horribly telegraphed but still lands. Carolina lands a body kick. Little bit of a loopy left lands for Cachoeira in close. Carolina lands a left after taking a physique shot. Head kick then a spinning back fist from Carolina, then Cachoeira lands a proper in close. Things are breaking down even additional now, method going away. Jabs from Carolina and she or he avoids one of the uglier overhands you’ll see. Carolina lands a left, and avoids a hook. Another excessive kick from Carolina is usually successful, then she gets Cachoeira to duck into a knee. Elbow from Carolina, they usually clinch then trade knees. Cachoeira lands a bit of a left hook. Carolina lands a body kick, a number of more exchanges in close then Carolina circles away for the final couple of seconds.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Carolina, 30-26 Carolina general
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Luana Carolina by way of unanimous choice (29-27, 30-26 x2)
I do not know which spherical Cachoeira gained, Clucky is perhaps in Rio. Mic time for Carolina, she’s completely satisfied to have gained and thanks her coaches and workforce for all the work they put into her.
That may do it for ESPN+ and UFC Struggle Move, on to ESPN for the rest of the prelims.
BJ Penn is an absolute legend of the game, however he hasn’t gained a battle since beating Matt Hughes in 2010 and is on a six struggle dropping streak. Penn is trying to find another second of glory as his profession is clearly winding down. Clay Guida is another veteran, he’s 2-1 since returning to lightweight but is coming off of a loss to Charles Oliveira, he’s making an attempt to avoid one other dropping streak and acquire the most important identify win he might realistically get at this level. The chances are with Guida at -700 to a +500 comeback for Penn.
Lightweight Bout: Clay Guida (34-18, 153.5 lbs.) vs. B.J. Penn (16-13-2, 155.5 lbs.)
ROUND ONE: Penn is 2 inches taller however the have equivalent reaches. Each men probing with jabs, Guida lands a few brief hooks. Penn is working his lead hand, he misses a looping hook. Guida misses more hooks then lands a left to the physique. Bit of a left from Penn, Guida lands a left of his own. Guida lands a bit of a excessive kick. Both men land jabs. Guida has landed a couple of leg kicks, it’s value maintaining a tally of given Penn’s historical past with leg kicks. Penn is avoiding most of Guida’s punches but the leg kicks are getting by way of. Bit of a right from Guida in shut but Guida’s hooks are predictable and Penn is avoiding most of them. Penn lands a left hook. Another leg kick from Guida, Penn lands a jab. Guida lands a left hook. Penn lands a short right in close. Bit of a left from Guida, Penn lands a proper uppercut. Guida avoids a proper as the spherical ends.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Penn however might go both approach
ROUND TWO: Both men working the lead hand again, Penn is coming forward they usually’re both touchdown jabs. Guida lands a leg kick. Little bit of a left hook from Guida lands, his first punch is landing decently but he’s missing virtually all the comply with ups. Penn leans and lands a left hook. Guida lands a physique kick. One other leg kick from Guida lands, they’re including up. Penn lands a leg kick of his own. Penn lands a right to the physique. Guida walks right into a jab and misses a hook. Penn sneaks in an uppercut, Guida lands a leg kick. Penn’s protection is concentrated on the shoulder roll, if Guida will get a learn on that he can capitalize on it. Little bit of a high kick from Guida. Guida pushes right into a clinch they usually hit the fence. Guida seems to be for a single leg, can’t get it so he lands a couple of punches then ducks back into the clinch. Elbow from Guida, then a brief left hook. Body photographs from Guida and Penn slips free. One other leg kick from Guida, Penn is slowing at this level. They cut up jabs and Guida kicks the leg once more. Penn is swelling underneath the appropriate eye, Guida wobbles him with a high kick they usually clinch up. Guida’s bleeding from someplace. Guida will get a takedown towards the fence and can finish the round on prime.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Guida, 19-19 general
ROUND THREE: Both men jabbing once more because the spherical starts. Penn lands a left hook but Guida lands a counter combination then a leg kick. Penn is on the fence and Guida is trying to swarm on him. They clinch in open area and Guida lands an uppercut as they break. Guida lands a leg kick, and one other one as he pushes into the fence. Elbow from Guida, Penn seems to be achieved. Guida retains issues shut along the fence and digs the physique then lands a couple of elbows. Brief punches from Guida, then he appears for a takedown. Penn is ready to get issues chest to chest, Guida lands a knee to the body as they break. Guida lands a proper and Penn falls over, that was flush however Penn was also off stability, and Penn is back up but still clinched on the fence. Physique photographs from Guida they usually break. Guida lands a few punches and clinches back up. Penn is completed when it comes to his cardio. Guida lands some brief punches in close. Penn lands a couple of uppercuts, but Guida continues to be on him towards the fence. Penn is able to spin free and lands a proper, he may need been recovering for those minutes in preparation for a remaining sprint. Guida circles, lands a loopy proper. Penn lands a bit of a left, Guida has a excessive kick blocked. Each males circle as the clock runs down.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Guida, 29-28 Guida general
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Clay Guida by way of unanimous choice (29-27, 29-28 x2)
I suppose there’s a 10-8 argument for Guida within the second. Mic time for Guida, he says he anticipated this battle from Penn and will get the gang to chant for BJ. Guida mentions that Penn beat Guida’s head coach Joey Gilbert in Penn’s UFC debut and that he had to get this one for his coach. He says he just needed to get takedowns, and notes he by no means felt all that near getting a end, then thanks his coaches for all of their work, and needs properly to a variety of his buddies who just had their first youngsters and a does the Comfortable Moms Day routine.
In your sad stat related to that prior battle, BJ Penn now has sole possession of the document for longest UFC dropping streak at 7.
Warlley Alves just had a two struggle profitable streak snapped when James Krause completed him, he’s making an attempt to keep away from his second UFC dropping streak and regain a few of the hype he had as a prospect five years ago. Sergio Moraes has gone 2-2 in his final 4 fights, he’s coming off of a loss to Rocco Martin and is making an attempt to keep away from his first ever dropping streak. The chances are with Alves at -140 to a +120 comeback on Moraes.
Welterweight Bout: Warlley Alves (12-Three, 170 lbs.) vs. Sergio Moraes (14-4-1, 170 lbs.)
ROUND ONE: Moraes is an inch taller whereas they’ve equivalent reaches. They touch gloves to get us going. Alves misses a leg kick, each males are feinting with the palms and appear to be they’re establishing kicks more than establishing punches. Alves lands a leg kick. Moraes blocks a excessive kick. Another leg kick from Alves, Moraes must get something going. Moraes checks a leg kick. Alves has a few hooks blocked however lands a leg kick. Moraes lands an overhand right and Alves is backing up. Alves lands an uppercut then a few leg kicks. Moraes with a bit of a front kick up the middle then a lunging left hook. A few body kicks land for Alves, one proper and the opposite left. Moraes avoids a leg kick but he’s actually reacting to that motion even if it’s not a committed kick from Alves. Moraes tries to get close and he takes a finger to the eyes so we’ve acquired time. He walks it off shortly and we’re again to preventing. Moraes lands a calf kick. Alves misses a flurry. They stare away the final few seconds.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Alves
ROUND TWO: Alves comes out with a mixture that’s principally blocked. Leg kick lands for Alves. Extra leg kicks from Alves and he avoids some hooks from Moraes. Another leg kick from Alves, that lead leg is clearly compromised. Moraes is coming ahead, however takes one other leg kick and blocks a high kick. Alves lands another leg kick and a jab, that lead leg appears nasty, it’s swelling and discolored. Alves fires off a number of jabs to maintain Moraes off stability. Moraes lands a bit of a looping left. Alves nonetheless throwing the jab and lands a leg kick. Physique kick from Alves lands. Alves avoids a couple of punches then lands a proper to the physique. Alves lands another leg kick. They trade rights, Alves misses a excessive kick, and the spherical comes to an in depth.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Alves, 20-18 Alves general
ROUND THREE: Alves lands a left body kick, Moraes is coming ahead trying to strain him. Moraes lands a left hook, he’s making an attempt to instigate a brawl and Alves lands a leg kick then gets distance to reset. Alves lands a left to the physique then a leg kick. Inside leg kick from Alves then a right to the physique. Moraes is recreation however he’s turning right into a punching bag. Alves lands a leg kick that lands to the within of the rear leg when Moraes tries to verify. Alves punches in shut and lands a proper hook. One other leg kick from Alves then a jab. Alves lands a leg kick, Moraes off balances however doesn’t fall over. Another left to the physique from Alves. Alves gets a little bit of a spinning back kick then a leg kick. That leg of Moraes is nasty to take a look at. Alves lands a leg kick alongside the fence. Straight proper from Alves lands, Moraes is just making an attempt to see the top of the round however Alves fires a jumping knee in shut then absolutely ENDS Moraes with an uppercut.
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Warlley Alves by way of KO, punch, at 4:13 of Spherical Three
The Remaining Spherical End Membership thanks Mr. Alves for his work this evening. Also critically, the left leg of Moraes seems about twice the dimensions of his proper from all that swelling. Mic time for Alves, who does his personal translation work for a bit and says he’s been training exhausting for this battle and puts over his coaches.
In case you missed it, here’s the end. Nasty stuff from Alves, he sees Moraes regulate his protection and blasts him with an uppercut.
Warlley Alves puts Moraes away in the [email protected] #UFC237 pic.twitter.com/MF1tQ3jaaE
— UFC (@ufc) Might 12, 2019
Thiago Moises lost his UFC debut when he was out grappled by Beneil Dariush, now he’s making an attempt to put that setback behind him and get that each one essential first UFC win beneath his belt. Kurt Holobaugh has gone Zero-2 within the UFC and can also be after that first UFC win. The chances are even at a -110 decide ’em.
Light-weight Bout: Kurt Holobaugh (17-6 1 NC, 154.5 lbs.) vs. Thiago Moises (11-3, 155 lbs.)
ROUND ONE: Holobaugh is 2 inches taller while Moises has half an inch of attain advantage. They contact gloves to get us going, then Moises lands a calf kick. Another calf kick from Moises, Holobaugh is missing his punches while making an attempt to shut distance but does get the clinch on the cage. Holobaugh is on the lookout for a single leg, Moises makes use of a guillotine menace to maintain issues standing then they break. One other leg kick from Moises. Moises lands a couple of rights, Holobaugh lands a proper of his personal they usually clinch up again. Moises lands an elbow on the break. Moises will get a single leg right into a double leg and lands in half guard. Holobaugh is in search of a kimura, Moises gets his arm free and flattens him out. Elbows from Moises land. Moises keeps sneaking by way of elbows whereas threatening to cross the half guard. Holobaugh gets to double butterfly guard, then regular full guard. Moises postures up and lands a couple of punches. Fairly consistent offense from Moises here as Holobaugh tries to get his guard in play. The round will come to an end in that place.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Moises
ROUND TWO: They touch gloves for the second spherical, then trade leg kicks. Moises lands a right then a front kick to the face, but Holobaugh continues to be upright. Holobaugh pushes into a clinch and gets Moises to the cage. They jockey for position, then determine nothing’s coming of it and break. Moises hits a double leg into the guard of Holobaugh. Holobaugh is making an attempt to get his guard to work, Moises appears to cross. Holobaugh strikes to the fence and tries to take a seat up, Moises keeps him down and spins him away from the cage. Moises seems for a entrance headlock, Holobaugh is up however Moises lands knees while holding that front headlock. They break and Moises avoids some punches. Holobaugh avoids a wheel kick and tries a double leg that hits the fence. Moises defends and spins him into the fence, now Holobaugh spins him with a front headlock and lands to the physique in combination as they break. Moises lands an elbow in close, Holobaugh works the body once more and clinches up. Knees from Holobaugh land they usually break, Moises can’t end a double leg they usually commerce elbows. Leg kick from Moises, Holobaugh simply bulls ahead and lands to the body while clinching again. Moises lands a proper, we get some exchanges in close as the spherical ends.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Moises, 20-18 Moises general
ROUND THREE: Moises trying to get his kicking recreation back in gear, he lands a right in shut. Spinning back kick to the physique from Moises then they commerce rights. One other leg kick from Moises drops Holobaugh, Moises gets on prime of him in half guard. Moises is landing to the physique while retaining Holobaugh flat on his again and trying to cross. Holobaugh is back up, almost provides up his again however retains Moises off they usually reset. Moises is after a single leg, switches to a double leg and he’s on prime once more in the guard of Holobaugh. Elbow from Moises lands. Holobaugh is again up, Moises grabs a standing rear bare choke but can’t get the hooks in and that lets Holobaugh drop to his seat and break the grip then is after a single leg. Moises lands elbows to the ear from his seat, Holobaugh is able to mount the ankles as Moises sits towards the fence. Moises wall walks, they then break and Moises gets a single leg into a excessive crotch takedown. Half guard for Moises, he’s working the elbows again. Holobaugh just defends for the ultimate few seconds as Moises swarms him.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Moises, 30-27 Moises general
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Thiago Moises by way of unanimous determination (30-27, 30-26 x2)
I suppose there’s a 10-8 argument in there in the third for Moises. No interview for Moises as we’re operating brief on time.
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is a legend of the game however his profession is clearly winding down, he’s 2-3 in his last five fights and while he’s coming off of a win that struggle ended a near two yr long layoff. Nogueira is making an attempt for an additional win in his house nation as his profession moves in the direction of its finish. Ryan Spann has a 5 battle profitable streak that features a profitable UFC debut, now he’s making an attempt to take out an MMA legend and rating the most important win of his profession. Spann is a slight -135 favourite while a Nogueira win would pay out at +115.
Mild Heavyweight Bout: Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (23-Eight, 203.5 lbs.) vs. Ryan Spann (15-5, 204 lbs.)
ROUND ONE: Spann is three inches taller and has four inches of attain on Nogueira. Spann can also be a full fifteen years youthful. Southpaw for Nogueira, they usually touch gloves to get us going. Spann lands an inside leg kick. Little bit of a right from Nogueira lands to counter a right. They get shut and Nogueira principally pulls guard, Spann strikes to aspect management then full mount. Spann is after an arm triangle choke but Nogueira gets half guard on the damaging aspect. Nogueira eats an elbow, tries to spin underneath however Spann will get free they usually’re again upright. Bit of a left from Nogueira then he avoids a takedown. One other left from Nogueira lands, Spann fires back though and he drops Nogueira with a left uppercut then puts him out cold on the ground with comply with up punches.
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Ryan Spann by way of KO, punches, at 2:07 of Spherical 1
The First Round End Membership thanks Mr. Spann for his work this evening. They might additionally wish to apologize for being so late, apparently that they had points claiming their baggage. Mic time for Spann, he provides glory to God then puts over Nogueira as a legend. He talks us by means of the finish, then says he doesn’t care who he fights next and thanks Rio, then notes he needs to be in the UFC video game.
Here’s the finish, Spann lands a proper that forces Nogueira’s head off the center line then he takes a slight angle to his own left and lands the uppercut beneath the arm of Nogueira that spells the top of the battle.
Large hook and that’ll do it. Take a look at that left 👀 @Superman_Spann #UFC237 pic.twitter.com/gid3EUJjQy
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) Might 12, 2019
That may do it for prelims, on to ESPN+ PPV for the primary card.
Irene Aldana has gone 2-2 within the UFC but is on a two struggle profitable streak, she’s making an attempt to show she’s discovered her footing in the UFC and is able to make a move up the ranks at bantamweight. Bethe Correira missed weight badly for this battle, she’s additionally just 1-Three-1 in her last five fights and hasn’t been seen since Holly Holm knocked her out in June of 2017. Correira is making an attempt to win here as an extended layoff, plus disastrous weigh in attempt might easily end her run within the UFC if she adds another loss on prime of them. Correira is a hefty +235 underdog while Aldana is a -425 favourite.
Ladies’s Bantamweight Bout: #11 Irene Aldana (9-Four, 135.5 lbs.) vs. #13 Bethe Correia (10-3-1, 141 lbs.)
ROUND ONE: Aldana is 4 inches taller and has four and a half inches of attain on Correia. They contact gloves to get us going. Aldana is circling early, Correia standing flat in the midst of the cage. Aldana is making an attempt to get her jab going, Correia still very flat on her ft. Extra jabs from Aldana and she or he avoids a right. Correia falls brief with some hooks then eats a proper. Aldana lands a one two whereas backing up, and Correia’s left eye is beginning to swell a bit. Really straight forward jabs and one two mixtures from Aldana are touchdown and she or he’s holding Correia at distance and uncomfortable. Correia misses some left hooks, Aldana lands a number of extra jabs and proper crosses. Little bit of a leg kick from Correia. Aldana lands a couple of rights whereas circling away from Correia. Leg kicks from Aldana and she or he blocks a left hook. Right uppercut from Aldana lands. More one twos from Aldana. Brief couple of rights from Aldana in close and Correia is backing up because the round ends.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Aldana, almost 10-8 numerically
ROUND TWO: They contact gloves for the second spherical. Correia lands a leg kick. Aldana lands a couple of lefts, Correia lands a leg kick. They commerce rights in shut. Correia is coming ahead making an attempt to interact, Aldana circles and kicks her within the leg. Left hook from Aldana lands. Correia lands one other leg kick then they commerce rights. Bit of a right from Aldana then Correia misses a right. They get close and trade rights again. Once more they commerce rights, and Correia pretty clearly has more power on her strikes. They commerce and Correia tries to clinch but Aldana slips free they usually trade rights. Correia wobbles Aldana with a right they usually clinch up on the fence. They spin a number of occasions and Aldana lands a knee as they break. One other proper lands for Correia then a leg kick. Correia fails on a double leg, they commerce knees then separate. Aldana lands a reasonably wicked 4 punch mixture just as the spherical ends.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Correia, 19-19 general
ROUND THREE: They contact gloves for the ultimate round. Correia lands a leg kick and eats a counter right. Aldana lands a physique kick but Correia lands a couple of counters. Stiff proper from Aldana wobbles Correia and she or he’s backing up. One other proper from Aldana lands. Correia gets a couple of punches via, neither lady is shifting her head much. Correia is coming ahead now, lands a left hook and is making an attempt to get a brawl. Aldana lands a left then eats a left. Proper from Aldana lands. Aldana lands a left hook after taking a leg kick. Correia misses a left, tries a takdown however Aldana stuffs it and strikes to her back, appears for an armbar and will get Correia to tap with it.
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Irene Aldana by way of Submission, armbar, at 3:24 of Round 3
The Ultimate Round Finish Club thanks Ms. Aldana for her work this night, and knows nothing about any report which may have been filed on the airport relating to the First Round Finish Club. Aldana will get an interview, she says she was nervous about being in Brazil but thanks them for being superior, wishes Pleased Mothers Day to everyone then switches to Spanish for a bit. Credit score to her for her English, it’s fairly good. She mentions her earlier battle in Brazil was really onerous and is glad she might come again and overcome that. She talks us by way of the end and needs to look better in her next battle.
Right here’s the flurry from Aldana at the finish of the second to tide you over whereas I search for one thing on the end.
Quick flurry for @IreneAldana_ to end round 2️⃣
Watch #UFC237 now ➡️ https://t.co/JFBKNyZJbz pic.twitter.com/VhQddljNkS
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) Might 12, 2019
It’s not exactly textbook, however Aldana adjusts her grip and her leg position as Correia tries to dump her over the top and is ready to drive her hips via the elbow of Correia and drive the tap.
Irene Aldana (10-Four) ends the battle with Bethe Correia, tapping the previous title challenger with a belly-down armbar! Now knocking on the highest ten’s door, the Mexican owns eight profession finishes. #UFC237 pic.twitter.com/trcWzroPpT
— Bulgogi Jones (@Hamderlei) Might 12, 2019
They affirm Ferguson vs. Cerrone for UFC 238, which is headlined by a double title struggle of Cejudo vs. Moraes for the vacant bantamweight title and Valentina Shevchenko’s first title defense towards Jessica Eye. That battle is principally assured violence.
Thiago Alves simply broke a two battle dropping streak with a cut up choice win, now he’s on the lookout for his first UFC profitable streak since 2015. Laureano Staropoli has a six struggle profitable streak that includes a profitable UFC debut, he’s making an attempt to take out a veteran and rating the most important win of his profession. Alves is a slight -115 favourite to -105 for Staropoli.
Welterweight Bout: Thiago Alves (23-13, 170.5 lbs.) vs. Laureano Staropoli (Eight-1, 170.5 lbs.)
ROUND ONE: Staropoli is 4 inches taller but has simply an inch and a half of attain on Alves. They touch gloves to get us going. Both males feinting a bit, Staropoli is doing that by way of stance switching more than anything. Little bit of a physique kick from Staropoli, then another one. Alves is blocking a lot of the kicks however his arms are taking some arduous kicks. Leg kick from Staropoli lands. Alves avoids a number of kicks, then walks right into a proper. Elbow and uppercut from Staropoli, Alves is somewhat paralyzed defensively. Alves is bleeding from the hair line however it’s unlikely to be a problem. Alves lands a little bit of a physique kick, Staropoli lands a leg kick. Staropoli misses a couple of kicks then tries a one two that’s partially profitable. Little bit of a proper from Staropoli, Alves lands a calf kick. Staropoli lands a body kick then has a leaping knee blocked. Body kicks are traded. Alves lands a counter right just because the spherical ends.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Staropoli
ROUND TWO: Alves appears more vigorous this spherical, they usually commerce some kicks. Staropoli misses some elbows after taking a body kick. Alves misses a proper however he seems more snug this spherical. Staropoli off balances Alves with a right and gets the back standing with a rear waist lock. Some rights from Staropoli as Alves is preventing to wall stroll, he’s back up and blocks a spinning elbow as they break. Alves is coming ahead urgent the action, he lands a body kick. Left hooks are traded then Alves lands a leg kick. Staropoli lands a jab. Proper uppercut then a left hook from Staropoli lands. Alves lands a leg kick they usually get shut then commerce before resetting. Staropoli lands a mixture to the physique. Staropoli goes to the body once more. Alves lands a right, and that will be the last blow of the spherical.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Staropoli, 20-18 Staropoli general
ROUND THREE: They contact gloves for the ultimate spherical. Alves pressuring forward early and we’ve received some pocket exchanges. Alves has had sufficient of the punches and hits a double leg towards the fence. Staropoli back up and separates with out taking injury. Alves lands a leg kick. Staropoli digs a left to the physique. Another leg kick from Alves however these kicks aren’t having large influence. Staropoli digs the physique again and tries a jumping knee. Another leg kick from Alves but Staropoli lands a few counters. Staropoli lands a right, Alves pushes into a clinch on the fence. Alves slips round to the back, then Staropoli spins chest to chest and will get Alves on the fence. They break with out incident. Staropoli to the body once more together with his left hand. Staropoli lands a body kick. Alves blocks a spinning back fist. Alves is making an attempt the inside leg kick now however it may be too late to actually get a lot off of that method. Staropoli lands an extended right. Bit of an uppercut from Alves, Staropoli lands a right. Alves with a leg kick, Staropoli lands a counter left hook. Physique kick from Alves lands. Alves lands a knee in shut off of a duck from Staropoli, he’s making an attempt to walk him down now however Staropoli is shifting nicely. They commerce lefts, Alves lands a leg kick they usually commerce some extra in close. Alves lands one remaining right hook as the clock runs down.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Alves, 29-28 Staropoli general
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Laureano Staropoli by way of unanimous choice (29-28, 30-27 x2)
Unsure on 30-27 as Alves had the bigger moments within the third however not the worst concept. Mic time for Staropoli, he says he knew the struggle can be robust and places over Alves, then sucks up to the gang a bit by noting he trains in Brazil now. He laments the shortage of a end but needs to battle on the upcoming Uruguay card to proceed representing Latin America.
Jose Aldo is taken into account the best featherweight ever but he’s acknowledged his profession is coming to an in depth. Aldo has gained his final two fights by way of stoppage and now he’s making an attempt to take out one other rising contender. Alexander Volkanovski has an absurd sixteen battle profitable streak that includes six wins within the UFC and he’s coming off of a stoppage win over Chad Mendes, if Volkanovski can greatest the good Aldo right here he’s no doubt the primary contender for the featherweight championship. Aldo is the -155 favorite towards +135 for Volkanovski.
Featherweight Bout: #1 Jose Aldo (28-4, 146 lbs.) vs. #4 Alexander Volkanovski (19-1, 145.5 lbs.)
ROUND ONE: Aldo is an inch taller while Volkanovski has an inch and a half of attain on him. They contact gloves to get things going. Volkanovski feinting whereas circling. Aldo lands a jab. Volkanovski working his lead leg kicks, nothing really touchdown but however he’s getting a read on Aldo. Aldo misses a leg kick. Volkanovski tries a leg kick that’s partly checked. Aldo avoids a excessive kick, he’s not biting on the feints of Volkanovski yet. Volkanovski lands a jab. Aldo is the one urgent forward, Volkanovski lands a leg kick then eats a jab. Volkanovski lands an inside leg kick, Aldo lands a left to the physique. Aldo avoids a couple of kicks then dodges a proper. Little bit of a left from Aldo. Volkanovski lands a bit of a left. Spinning again fist from Volkanovski is partially successful. Volkanovski lands a proper. Aldo is backing up, Volkanovski lands a jab and pushes into a clinch. Some knees to the physique and leg from Volkanovski, then Aldo pushes him off. Aldo misses a proper. Bit of a physique kick from Volkanovski, then they trade rights. Volkanovski lands a left as the spherical ends.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Volkanovski
ROUND TWO: They touch gloves for the second round. Volkanovski is shifting nicely, circling and on the lookout for angles. Inside leg kicks and left body kicks from Volkanovski, he’s simply protecting busy while Aldo seems to be for his alternative to counter. Bit of a one two from Volkanovski. Aldo lands a glancing left, Volkanovski lands a left physique kick. Aldo misses a number of punches. Volkanovski lands another left body kick, Aldo lands a jab. Aldo avoids a couple of kicks and lands a knee off of a quick clinch. Volkanovski lands a proper after having a kick checked. Volkanovski lands a little bit of a proper however Aldo is rolling with these. Bit of a left from Volkanovski lands as Aldo was leaning back. Aldo is starting to chew on the feints, they conflict and we get time for a second as there was some sort of eye poke. The physician is in to verify on Aldo’s eye, he’s good to continue and the ref warns Volkanovski that if he pokes him again it’ll be some extent. Volkanovski apologizes on the restart and we’re again to preventing. Aldo lands a leg kick. Volkanovski lands a proper then a left hook, Aldo lands a proper and Volkanovski clinches up and drives Aldo into the fence. Knees from Volkanovski to the thigh and physique, he’s aiming these straight into the thigh of Aldo. Aldo slips around to the again standing, Volkanovski turns into him shortly and drives him back into the cage. Extra knees from Volkanovski. They break with out incident after which Volkanovski lands a bit of a left. Jabs from Volkanovski they usually each miss hooks. Inside leg kick from Volkanovski would be the final real blow of the round.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Volkanovski, 20-18 Volkanovski general
ROUND THREE: They clinch up shortly then break with out incident. Volkanovski lands a bit of a right then jabs the body. Aldo lands a jab. They commerce in close, Volkanovski lands a couple of rights. They clinch once more, Volkanovski drives Aldo into the fence and is on the lookout for an outdoor reap. Knees from Volkanovski to the physique and thigh. Aldo is ready to spin free and separate. Bit of a left from Volkanovski then a left body kick. Aldo avoids a number of punches and then lands a knee to the physique in close. One other clinch, Aldo lands a knee as they break. They cut up jabs then Volkanovski lands a right and a left. Volkanovski has a critical output going, he’s just out working Aldo. Volkanovski pushes into one other clinch and will get Aldo to the fence. Knees from Volkanovski to the thigh of Aldo and some lefts to the top. Volkanovski lands a few punches on a quick break then clinches again up. Extra knees from Volkanovski, Aldo appears both fatigued or a bit stunned about what he’s presupposed to be doing right here within the clinch. The clock will run down in that place.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Volkanovski, 30-27 Volkanovski general
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Alexander Volkanovski by way of unanimous determination (30-27 x3)
Virtually unimaginable to over state that win for Volkanovski, that’s Aldo’s first loss in a 3 round struggle in his whole WEC/UFC profession. Mic time for Volkanovski, he says he needed to battle that struggle given it was Aldo, he apologizes to the fans for the battle not being what they needed and thanks Aldo for being a legend. He says he ought to be preventing for the belt subsequent and would love to struggle on the upcoming Australia card. He thanks his greatest pal who changed his wedding ceremony date so he could possibly be here and he’s comfortable to have delivered a win even if he couldn’t get a end.
Jared Cannonier simply broke a two struggle dropping streak when he dropped to middleweight and stopped David Department in lower than six minutes, now he’s received a chance to take out among the best to ever battle within the sport. Anderson Silva will be the biggest of all time however he’s acquired just one official win in his final seven fights and even that was a doubtful choice, Silva is making an attempt to show he’s nonetheless obtained what it takes to compete with the up and coming era of fighters. The chances are with Cannonier at -125 to +105 for Silva.
Middleweight Bout: #10 Jared Cannonier (11-Four, 184.5 lbs.) vs. #14 Anderson Silva (34-9 1 NC, 185 lbs.)
ROUND ONE: Silva is three inches taller however Cannonier has half an inch of reach benefit. Southpaw for Silva, Cannonier is coming ahead and lands a leg kick. Inside leg kick from Cannonier. Silva lands a body kick. Cannonier is backing Silva in the direction of the fence, Silva tries a leaping change kick however that’s principally blocked. Little bit of a right from Cannonier, then a couple of extra to comply with up they usually clinch up. Silva lands an elbow and Cannonier lands a few punches on the break. Cannonier avoids a right hook. Some more body photographs from Cannonier, Silva is starting to get his jab going and is backing Cannonier up. Cannonier lands an inside leg kick and Silva collapses then waves off the battle and the ref is in to cease it. Sucks however Silva’s knee appears to have given out.
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Jared Cannonier by way of TKO, knee damage, at Four:47 of Round 1
The First Round Finish Membership thanks Mr. Cannonier for his work this night. Sucks to see that in any battle, but accidents do occur and hopefully it’s not too critical. Cannonier and Silva share a second before Cannonier will get his interview, as the gang showers him with boos. He just soaks within the boos for a couple of moments, then thanks Silva for the battle as the prospect to struggle a legend is rare and he notes Silva selected this struggle and he expresses respect for that. He then notes that because the crowd has no respect for him he has no respect for them. Requested if he has remaining thoughts, he says no, goes over and shakes arms with Silva again they usually share the normal moment on their knees collectively.
It seems to be like they need to interview Silva, he’s in seen ache but guts by way of it. He apologizes, notes his knee was a bit of injured coming into the struggle and that kick just did him in then apologizes again.
There’s nothing soiled and even all that distinctive concerning the kick, but Cannonier simply lands a hard inside leg kick to the knee and Silva’s knee provides out. Cannonier had been landing that kick pretty repeatedly and if Silva had an damage coming into the struggle this seems virtually inevitable. Disgrace, but the young eat the previous in this sport.
This is the last thing we needed to see. Pray for Anderson Silva and his leg. 🙏 #UFC237 pic.twitter.com/k9kyNJJ2Bo
— Bulgogi Jones (@Hamderlei) Might 12, 2019
Jessica Andrade is on a 3 struggle profitable streak and is a powerful 6-1 at strawweight with that lone loss coming in a title battle towards Joanna Jedrzejczyk, this marks her second probability on the title and she or he’s making an attempt to walk out of the cage with the belt around her waist. Rose Namajunas is on a 3 battle profitable streak that features again to again wins over Jedrzejczyk, now she’s after her second title defense and trying to carve out her own legacy as champion. Andrade is a slight -120 favorite to +100 for the champion Namajunas.
Strawweight Title Bout: (c) Rose Namajunas (Eight-3, 114.5 lbs.) vs. #1 Jessica Andrade (19-6, 114.5 lbs.)
ROUND ONE: Namajunas is three and a half inches taller and has three inches of reach on Andrade. They touch gloves to get us going. Namajunas working the jab early, Andrade trying to close distance. Namajunas lands a right. Andrade doesn’t have much of a solution to the jab, they get close and Andrade lands a proper. There’s some blood across the left eye of Andrade, and she or he lands a leg kick. Namajunas lands a number of extra jabs then a one two. Namajunas appears really sharp, and her hand velocity is superb. Andrade punches shut and gets a takedown, Namajunas makes use of the specter of a kimura to provoke a scramble, then Andrade hits a slam but Namajunas makes use of the specter of an armbar to drive another scramble and she or he’s back up. Namajunas lands a few punches then tries a double leg however Andrade is again up and lands a right to the physique. Andrade lands a leg kick however her lack of body work so far is troubling. Another leg kick from Andrade lands, Namajunas lands a couple of jabs. They trade lefts, then Andrade eats a knee and gets dropped, Namajunas is on prime in the guard. Andrade is again up, Namajunas lands a bit of a high kick. Andrade back to the lead leg, and eats one other jab. One other leg kick then a right from Andrade get by way of, they get close and brawl a bit but Andrade is starting to go to the physique. They clinch up, and that’s the place the spherical will end.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Namajunas, close to 10-Eight
ROUND TWO: They touch gloves for the second spherical. Andrade lands a couple of leg kicks, Namajunas is starting to jab again. Namajunas lands a one two and eats a left hook then she avoids an extra rush from Andrade. Little bit of a hook sequence from Andrade then she walks into a counter hook. Namajunas lands a couple of more lengthy punches. Andrade lands a proper to the body. Again Andrade goes to the physique then lands a left hook. Namajunas lands a couple of punches then fails on a takedown try. One other leg kick from Andrade lands. Extra leg kicks from Andrade but on the surface she’s getting lit up by Namajunas. Andrade flurries right into a clinch and lands a knee to the physique and clinches up. Elevated slam from Andrade KO’s Namajunas! Damn, what a slam.
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER and NEW UFC Strawweight Champion– Jessica Andrade by way of KO, slam, at 2:58 of Round 2
That’s the first slam end to a UFC title battle since Hughes vs. Newton 1. There’s a cause Andrade’s nickname is Portuguese for pile drive. Mic time for Andrade, who additionally has probably the most wins by any lady in UFC history with this win, she provides the belt to her coach they usually’re both emotional concerning the second. She says she was certain of what she needed to do, and observed that Namajunas was slowing down and she or he was capable of get closer and use her power then wishes Completely satisfied Moms Day to everyone. To shut she thanks everyone who was supporting her, her family and coaches particularly, to shut out her mic time.
Namajunas gets an interview as properly, she puts over Brazil as an awesome place with nice individuals and was touched by them then notes not being champion is a large strain off of her shoulders. I get a critical snicker out of DC on commentary once they speak about some fighters feeling relieved after dropping the belt, he just goes “Dude, I cried”.
Right here’s a take a look at the end. Cormier on commentary talked by way of this expertly so I’ll paraphrase, most of the time whenever you hit this type of excessive crotch carry to slam the other guy winds up falling onto their back. Cormier did that to both Gustafsson and Barnett, but Namajunas holds on to a double wrist lock and meaning as she’s coming down as an alternative of rotating all through to land flat she lands on her neck/head and that’s all she wrote.
As God as my witness, Rose is damaged in half! 😱 pic.twitter.com/YTuN43lgPF
— Kyle Johnson (@VonPreux) Might 12, 2019
Alright everybody, on that notice UFC 237 involves an in depth. Because of everyone for studying alongside, be that reside or after the very fact. We’ll be unpacking all the motion from this event on the 411 Floor and Pound MMA Podcast, plus previewing UFC Struggle Night time 152. That card has an excellent essential occasion as Rafael dos Anjos welcomes Kevin Lee to the ranks of welterweight. I’ll be again for that occasion next week, I hope you may be as nicely. Until then, thanks all once more, keep protected out there and hold checking 411mania for all of your pop culture needs.