UFC Fight Night 129 Results: Alexandre Pantoja Dominates Brandon Moreno

Alexandre Pantoja and Brandon Moreno first met during TUF 24, which neither guy ended up winning, although on the show Pantoja did beat Moreno by submission.

Now they’re meeting again, and since those days, Moreno has seen one heck of a push by the UFC that resulted in him headlining a UFC event in Mexico. Who takes it this time?

Usually, Moreno’s striking is colorful and dangerous. Pantoja is unimpressed though, and proceeds to beat the ever-lovin’ crap out of the Mexican fighter. Just about every time Moreno starts to move like he’s about to strike, Pantoja simply steps in and blasts him, and Moreno is a mess by the end of the surely 10-8 round.

There are grappling sequences, which, given Pantoja’s expertise on the ground, are totally about him putting Moreno is mucho danger. And in Rounds 2 and 3, Moreno does manage to score with a punch or kick here or there. But man, he takes a whoopin’. Pantoja simply has his number.

Results: Alexandre Pantoja def. Brandon Moreno via Unanimous Decision

 

 

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Live! UFC Chile Results & Play-By-Play!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back on television tonight (Sat., May 19, 2018) with the UFC Fight Night 129 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on FOX Sports 1, which features a welterweight main event between Demian Maia and Kamaru Usman, who battle for a spot in the 170-pound title chase. Elsewhere on the card, held inside Movistar Arena in Santiago, Chile, surging strawweight contender Tatiana Suarez looks to keep her perfect record intact against the once-beaten Alexa Grasso, while Jared Cannonier and Dominick Reyes hook ‘em up in light heavyweight action.

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 129 fight card below, starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” undercard bout at 6:30 p.m. ET, followed by the FOX Sports 2 “Prelims” undercard bouts at 8 p.m. ET, before the main card start time at 10 p.m. ET, also on FOX Sports 1.

Keep in mind that we will also be the spot for the latest news, recaps, and post-fight analysis following “Maia vs. Usman.”

Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC Fight Night 129 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)

UFC FIGHT NIGHT 129 QUICK RESULTS:

Demian Maia vs. Kamaru Usman
Alexa Grasso vs. Tatiana Suarez
Jared Cannonier vs. Dominick Reyes
Guido Cannetti vs. Diego Rivas
Veronica Macedo vs. Andrea Lee — Lee def. Macedo by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Chad Laprise vs. Vicente Luque — Luque def. Laprise by KO (punches) at 4:16 of Round One
Michel Prazeres vs. Zak Cummings — Prazeres def. Cummings by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Brandon Moreno vs. Alexandre Pantoja — Pantoja def. Moreno by unanimous decision (30-26 x2, 29-27)
Poliana Botelho vs. Syuri Kondo — Botelho def. Kondo by TKO (body kick and punches) at 0:33 of Round One
Gabriel Benitez vs. Humberto Bandenay — Benitez def. Bandenay by KO (slam and punches) at 0:39 of Round One
Enrique Barzola vs. Brandon Davis — Barzola def. Davis by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26 x2)
Henry Briones vs. Frankie Saenz — Saenz def. Briones by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 30-26)
Claudio Puelles vs. Felipe Silva — Puelles def. Silva by submission (kneebar) at 2:23 of Round Three

UFC FIGHT NIGHT 129 PLAY-BY-PLAY:

170 lbs.: Demian Maia vs. Kamaru Usman

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115 lbs.: Alexa Grasso vs. Tatiana Suarez

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205 lbs.: Jared Cannonier vs. Dominick Reyes

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135 lbs.: Guido Cannetti vs. Diego Rivas

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125 lbs.: Veronica Macedo vs. Andrea Lee

Round 1: Both woman kicking early. Macedo lands a hard left hook in combination, eats knees as she marches into the clinch. More knees from Lee until they separate. Spinning back kick by Macedo. One minute in. Lee tags the body. They clinch and Macedo puts her on the fence, eating knees along the way. More knees. Two minutes in. Yet more knees. Lee grabs a rear waist lock and fires right hands. Another hard knee, then a takedown. Lee stands over her, kicks at her legs. Two minutes to go.

Lee waves Macedo back up. Head kick from Macedo and she’s on the attack, taking Lee to the fence. Lee hits a throw and takes the back, locking up an RNC. It’s not there, so she postures up and lands punches. Lee transitions to an armbar before the bell. 10-9 Lee.

Round 2: Macedo tries a spinning back kick. Lee still pressing forward. She grabs double underhooks and looks for a trip, landing knees. She completes a head-and-arm throw, can’t keep her down but manages another takedown into guard a minute in. Macedo looks for an armbar, Lee stands over her and kicks at her legs. Two minutes in. Lee holding Macedo’s foot while kicking that thigh. Ref waves Macedo up. Two minutes to go.

Lee grabs double underhooks again, lands a knee upstairs. Macedo completes a takedown, Lee uses an underhook to sweep into top position. Macedo looks for a kneebar, no dice with a minute to go. Lee locks up an arm triangle. The fence is in her way. She moves into mount and drops elbows until Macedo uses the fence to stand. 10-9 Lee.

Round 3: Macedo fires punches, eats a knee. Check hook by Lee snaps her head back. Lee gets double unders and spins to the rear waist lock, prompting Macedo to roll. Lee on top. One minute in. Side control for Lee, nearly takes the back. She stands over Macedo and kicks at her legs. Two minutes in. She lets Macedo up, lands a right hand. Body shot, right hand upstairs. Macedo comes back with a straight left, eats a body shot and hooks upstairs. Lee grabs double unders again and hauls her to the fence. Two minutes to go.

Takedown from Lee into side control. She steps into mount, then the back. Lee transitions to an armbar as Macedo rolls with a minute to go. Macedo escapes, winds up on top. Lee looks for a takedown and avoids a guillotine. Macedo looks for an armbar of her own in teh waning seconds. 10-9 Lee.

Final result: Lee def. Macedo by unanimous decision


170 lbs.: Chad Laprise vs. Vicente Luque

Round 1: Low kick from Luque answered by a stiff jab. Laprise low kick. One minute in. Another leg kick from Laprise. Knee from Laprise, who tries a takedown btu settles for hauling Luque to the fence. Good knee from Laprise. Luque gets double unders and separates. Overhand right lands for him. Two minutes to go.

Slick punching combo from Laprise. They trade in the center. Low kick from Luque. Right hand from Laprise combo. One minute to go. They trade punches and, just as Laprise seems to be in control. Luque knocks him flat with a tight left hook. A few more punches knock Laprise’s last 5% of consciousness out of him.

Final result: Luque def. Laprise by KO (punches)


170 lbs.: Michel Prazeres vs. Zak Cummings

Round 1: Body kicks from Prazeres in the early going. Low kick. Overhand right connects. Cummings stuffs a takedown, lands a knee. One minute in. Prazeres lands an overhand right and hits a single-leg, driving through despite a valiant effort from Cummings. Half guard. Two minutes in. Prazeres staying heavy, looking to free his knee from Cummings’ lockdown. Ref stands them up. Two minutes to go.

Head kick from Cummings, who’s now sporting a cut over his left eye that might have been from a headbutt. Left hook, leg kick, overhand land for Prazeres. Good left hand for Cummings, showing more life. Prazeres connects with another overhand. One minute to go. Check hook by Prazeres as Cummings presses forward. 10-9 Prazeres.

Round 2: Prazeres looks for an early single-leg. Strong defense from Cummings, who stands with Prazeres still attached. Prazeres slams uim down and immediately puts in both hooks, only to lose them when Cummings stands and reverses against the cage. One minute in. They trade against the fence and now Prazeres is sporting a cut below his right eye. Two minutes in. Prazeres tries to take him to another part of the fence, Cummings lands knees before they separate. Prazeres to the body. Two minutes to go.

Leg kick from Prazeres. Hard left hand by Cummings. Cummings advances, Prazeres clips him with a right hand. Cummings pressing him against the cage. Ref separates them and they slug until the bell. 10-9 Cummings.

Round 3: Cummings still on the advance. Body kick from Prazeres. Cummings to the body. 2-3 lands for Prazeres. Prazeres ducks a left hand and ties up a minute in. Knee from Cummings. Punch exchange. 2-3 by Prazeres, right to the body. Both land power shots to the face. Cummings stuffs a long-range takedown attempt. Two minutes in. Low kick by Prazeres. Cummings tries to go high. Low kick again from the Brazilian. Cummings lands a knee as Prazeres drives in. Prazeres is visibly fading. Two minutes to go.

Knees from Cummings against the cage. Ref breaks them up 30 seconds later. Good right hand by Prazeres. Cummings tries the head kick again. One minute ago. Both fire left hooks. 1-2 from Cummings knocks Prazeres back, Prazeres answers with a left hook. Hard body kick and knees by Cummings as he defends a takedown. Prazeres muscles him to the mat anyway and takes half guard while Cummings holds onto a kimura. 10-9 Cummings.

Final result: Prazeres def. Cummings by split decision


125 lbs.: Brandon Moreno vs. Alexandre Pantoja

Round 1: Moreno opens with a leg kick, Pantoja looks to counter. Low kick, right hand by the Brazilian. Moreno tries a wheel kick, lands a low kick. 1-2 comes back at him. Pantoja clips him with a knee. Moreno looks for a reactive takedown, can’t keep him down a minute in. Counter right by Pantoja. Low kick exchange, right hands from the Brazilian. Knee connects two minutes in. Low kick, counter 1-2. Hard right hand inside. They trade, Pantoja connects with a body kick. Left hand buzzes Moreno against the cage. Two minutes to go.

Moreno fires a spinning back fist as Pantoa chases him. Nice exchange. Pantoja just outclassing him on the feet so far, lands another leg kick. Uppercut, left hook. Pantoja stuffs a takedown, lands an uppercut. One minute to go. Moreno either slips or pulls guard, eats a hard left hand before Pantoja follows him down. Nasty ground-and-pound from Pantoja as he just batters a horribly bloody Moreno from the back. 10-8 Pantoja.

Round 2: Hard low kick from Pantoja. Counter 1-2 connects. Big right hand. Moreno ties up, can’t keep hold of it. Moreno fires a naked low kick and Pantoja chews him up with punches on his way to the clinch. Moreno’s game, still throwing back. Jabs from Pantoja. Hard leg kick. Moreno lands an uppercut, Pantoja waves him on. Moreno low kick and body shot met by counters. Moreno fires a head kick, dropped by a right. He scrambles up. Jab exchange. Two minutes to go.

Low kick from Pantoja. Right hand connects. One minute to go. Pantoja leg kick,they trade punches. Moreno goes low-high. Jab from Moreno, who gets rocked by a 2-3. Nasty knee by Pantoja. 10-9 Pantoja.

Round 3: Low kick from Pantoja. One minute in. Fairly slow start to the round. Body kick lands for Pantoja. Moreno changes levels and takes him to the fence. Pantoja reverses, lands a knee to the body, eats an elbow. Right hand by Moreno two minutes in. Pantoja counters a leg kick with a right, gets taken down off a leg kick and springs back to his feet. Lead right hand. Moreno lands a left hook, gets jacked by an overhand right. Two minutes to go.

Combination lands for Pantoja. Left hook, jabs. He’s outgunning Moreno. Teeps land. Four of them, then a head kick that Moreno catches for a takedown attempt. Pantoja immediately scrambles up. Moreno puts his hands on his hips and Pantoja bangs his chest. With twenty seconds to go, they trade a volley of massive punches. 10-9 Pantoja.

Final result: Pantoja def. Moreno by unanimous decision


115 lbs.: Poliana Botelho vs. Syuri Kondo

Round 1: Low kick from Kondo, who gets folded by a body kick and staggers back to the fence. Botelho crushes her with a straight right and thumps away for the finish.

Final result: Botelho def. Kondo by TKO (body kick and punches)


145 lbs.: Gabriel Benitez vs. Humberto Bandenay

Round 1: Benitez opens with a leg kick, counters Bandenay’s and drops him with a left hand. Bandenay gets his wits back and locks up an armbar. Benitez slams his way out, knocking Bandenay unconscious in the process, and lands more big punches before the ref steps in.

Final result: Benitez def. Bandenay by KO (slam and punches)


145 lbs.: Enrique Barzola vs. Brandon Davis

Round 1: Davis on the front foot early. Low kick lands for him. Barzola answers in kind. Teep lands. One minute in. Barzola trips Davis up with a low kick and looks for the back, kicking his base out. Nice foot sweep, can’t secure his hooks. Two minutes in. Davis spins to face him, taken down again. Big slam by Barzola. Davis doing a good job of getting back up, manages to separate. Two minutes to go.

Barzola to the body, eats right hands. Hard right hand by Davis has Barzola pawing at his eye. Davis strikes his way into the clinch. Low kick from Davis. They trade in the center. One minute to go. Davis hits a takedown into butterfly guard. Barzola scrambles up and looks for a takedown. They end the round slugging. 10-9 Davis.

Round 2: Davis still aggressive. Barzola grabs a rear waistlock, scores a brief takedown. Back to the feet. Barzola hits another takedown, still can’t keep him down. One minute in. Barzola hauls him into the air and carries him to the center before taking him down into half guard. Davis scrambles to his knees. Two minutes in. Barzola rolls him for a guillotine attempt, loses it and looks for another takedown. Again he carries Davis away from the fence before slamming him to the ground. Both hooks in for Barzola. Two minutes to go.

Barzola looking for the RNC. Davis slips out the back door and looks for a takedown of his own. Barzola snaps him down. One minute to go. He works his front headlock grip into an anaconda choke, can’t get it, retakes the back. Davis stands, taken back down. And again. Right hands from Barzola, both hooks in again. He stands and bangs away until the bell. 10-9 Barzola.

Round 3: Left hand from Davis, still waving Barzola on. Low kick lands for him. Jab exchange. One minute in. Corkscrew uppercut from Barzola. They trade heavy shots. Barzola pressuring, eats a body shot. Hard counters by Barzola, nasty overhand right. Two minutes in. Right hand from Davis. Barzola hits an easy takedown. Davis crawls to the fence. Two minutes to go.

Davis looking to stand as Barzola fires knees. They separate. Knee from Davis. Davis looks for a takedown, caught in a front headlock and snapped down. Granby roll winds up with him on the bottom in half guard. One minute to go. Davis trying to regain guard. He gets to his knees, Barzola going to work with hammerfists. Barzola with a knee before the bell. 10-9 Barzola.

Final result: Barzola def. Davis by unanimous decision


135 lbs.: Henry Briones vs. Frankie Saenz

Round 1: Both fire leg kicks, neither land. Leg kick, right hand from Saenz. Body shot-overhand right. Leg kick a minute in. Seanz shoots, stuffed. Right to the body. Briones looks for right hands. Leg kick comes back at him. Two minutes in. Low kick and right hand from Briones, overhand right from Saenz and a blast double into guard. Saenz looks for a front headlock on the way up. Two minutes to go.

Again he lands the body shot-overhand. Leg kick exchange. Both men marked up around the eyes. Body kick by Briones. Same body shot-overhand connects once again for Saenz. One minute to go. Briones catches him with a right on the way in, then a left hook. Cross counter from Briones. 10-9 Saenz.

Round 2: Good exchange in the center. They’re going for it. Briones to the body. One minute in. Saenz catches Briones with an uppercut on the way in for a knockdown. Heavy short-range exchanges. Saenz on the attack, landing knees and rights. They trade right hands until Saenz hits a reactive takedown into guard. Two minutes in. Saenz looking for the back. Briones works his way up to his feet and they separate. Saenz to the body with two minutes to go.

Hard lead uppercut from Saenz. Briones comes back with a right cross, eats an elbow inside. Briones low kick. Briones stuffs a takedown, eats a knee. He’s bleeding freely with a minute to go. He stuffs another takedown and they duke it out in the clinch. Overhand right by Briones, more knees from Saenz. 10-9 Saenz.

Round 3: Saenz slams a knee into Briones’ huevos to start the round. Back to trading in the center. Left hook lands for Saenz. One minute in. Saenz shoots, lands knees to the body and head. Both land to the body. Saenz shoots and Briones grabs an arm-in guillotine. Saenz pops his head free and looks to do damage from guard. Two minutes in. Briones gets to his knees, gets tossed back down from a cradle. Saenz to side control, then looks for the back. Two minutes to go.

Ground-and-pound from Saenz as Briones struggles to stand against the cage. Briones makes it to his feet, eats knees and a right hand on the break. They trade rights and tie up. One minute to go. Hard right hand by Henry Bure. Saenz shoots, denied, keeps driving until he gets on top. One hook in on the cage and here come the lefts. 10-9 Saenz.

Final result: Saenz def. Briones by unanimous decision


155 lbs.: Claudio Puelles vs. Felipe Silva

Round 1: Silva lands a leg kick to Puelles’ lead right leg. Neither man reaching with their strikes yet. Silva tries to spin, jammed by Puelles stepping in. One mintue in. Puelles looks for a single-leg and gets Silva to the mat, setting up in guard. Silva looking for elbow off of his back, holding Puelles’ wrists. Triangle attempt from Silva, Puelles stands and postures out of it. Puelles avoids an upkick and lands a dicing left hand. Another nasty left hand, then he clamps down on a guillotine when Silva tries to scramble up. Silva gets his head out and Puelles pulls guard. The Brazilian goes right to work with punches and elbows until Puelles spins for a heel hook. Two minutes to go.

Silva gets his leg out and lets Puelles stand. Hard knees from Silva in the Thai plum. Puelles jumps guard and looks for a triangle. Nothing doing. Silva stands and waves him up. Puelles catches a step-in knee and hits a takedown. Body shot lands for him. Silva scrambles to his feet. Puelles pulls guard after a failed takedown, Silva lets him up at the bell. 10-9 Silva.

Round 2: Low kicks from Silva to open the round. Straight left by Puelles, who gets buzzed by a left hook. Silva chases him down until he pulls guard, then lets him up. One minute in. Left hand lands for Puelles after a lull. Knee to the body from Silva. Two minutes in. Another leg kick. Silva grabs the Thai plum, lands a couple knees. Puelles goes for a single-leg, can’t get it. Two minutes to go.

Another leg kick by Silva. Hard combo from Silva and Puelles looks for a desperate takedown. Silva pounding away. Puelles continuing to invert and threaten as he eats elbows and punches. One minute to go. Hard shots from Silva. He steps briefly into mount and continues to tear into him before calling him to his feet. Silva throwing bombs, forces another takedown with a body shot. Puelles looks for deep half guard and eats more elbows. 10-8 Silva.

Round 3: Tentative start to the round, at least until Silva drops him with a right hand. Silva chips away for a bit, then lets him back up. Jab buckles Puelles’ legs. Crushing body shot. Again he forces Puelles back to his feet. Left hand by Puelles, Silva lands more punches. Puelles pulls half guard. Two minutes in. Puelles turns for a desperation kneebar and, against all odds, draws the tap.

Final result: Puelles def. Silva by submission (kneebar)


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UFC Fight Night 129 ‘Maia vs. Usman’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round-by-Round Scoring

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UFC Fight Night 129 Primer: The Definitive Maia/Usman Preview Post

Like a just and benevolent god in charge of all things violence, the UFC is bringing us another edition of fistic goodness this weekend. UFC Fight Night 129 is the official moniker, and it comes to us from Santiago, Chile.

As the backwater location suggests, this isn’t one of those major UFC events. It certainly lacks star power, with the biggest name on the card – Demian Maia – taking on TUF winner Kamaru Usman in the main event and the rest of the roster stocked with “Who the heck is that?” and “Oh, that guy? Yeah, I sort of remember him…”

But whatevs. It’s fighting, right?

Having challenged then-champ Anderson Silva back in the day, and more recently challenging Tyron Woodley for the belt, Maia has established himself as a talented dude who will never, ever be king. He’s still good though, with his jiu-jitsu magic keeping at bay Father Time. For now, at least…

Then there’s Usman, who won TUF a while back, has kept up the win streak, and managed to never get big fights. Maia is going to be one heck of the test.

The other fighters on the card have their respective appeal. Alexa Grasso was scooped up from Invicta FC as possibly a female superstar for the Central American market. Brandon Moreno is another Mexican star on the cusp of greatness. And Brazilian Michel Prazeres has been racking up wins for a pretty decent streak.

So… who’s tuning in and watching on Saturday?

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Till Believes ‘Wonderboy’ Was ‘Forced’ Into UFC Liverpool Main Event

Darren Till is gearing up for the biggest fight of his MMA career thus far as he takes on former UFC welterweight title challenger Stephen Thompson at UFC Fight Night 130 on May 27 from inside Echo Arena in Liverpool, England.

As one of the bigger and more dangerous fighters at 170 pounds, Till hasn’t seen a long line of contenders wanting a chance to steal his divisional momentum. Few fighters, if any, have called him out, especially after the 25-year-old southpaw destroyed veteran Donald Cerrone via first-round knockout back in October.

Luckily, “Wonderboy” stepped up and agreed to fight Till in his own backyard. It’s a bout that could propel Thompson back into title consideration, but one that Till believes the veteran reluctantly took.

“I think ‘cause [Thompson] didn’t want to take this fight he’s been talking a bit more out of tame lately,” Till said during a recent interview with MMAnytt. “Not bad, ‘cause you know, he’s not a shit talking, he’s not a bad person, he’s a nice guy. But just ‘cause I feel like he was forced into this fight he didn’t want to take it. But he’s still comin’ and he’s comin’ to beat me on home turf and we’ll see, mate.”

In Thompson’s defense, he’s never dodged any fight. From wrestlers like Tyron Woodley to brawlers like Jorge Masvidal to well-rounded prodigies like Rory MacDonald, “Wonderboy” has stepped up and fought all sorts of top-level guys.

With an elite striking arsenal and growing takedown defense, Thompson remains one of the most puzzling contenders at 170 pounds. He’s rarely beaten to the punch and never seems overwhelmed inside of the cage.

Till is looking to change just that early into their main event clash later this month.

“I truly believe I’m gonna stop him in the second,” Till predicted. “It wouldn’t surprise me if the first. I truly believe I’m going to stop Stephen Thompson.”

It’s safe to say that Till is one of the most confident fighters in UFC right now. With an undefeated record of 16-0-1, including four wins in UFC competition, the talented English fighter is on the cusp of a welterweight title shot.

And if Till is right, Thompson isn’t going to stand a chance of derailing his momentum at UFC Liverpool.

“There’s no 35-year-old man out there who can f*ckin’ last more than three rounds with a guy like me right now,” said Till.

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Fallout: Chokes, Referees, and Kevin Lee, Tony Ferguson Talking Major Trash

UFC Fight Night 112 saw some major controversy in the main event. The fight between Michael Chiesa and Kevin Lee was anticipated to be a high stakes game between two fighters hoping to enter title contention with a win Sunday night. But instead of everyone speaking on how great the main event was, everyone is talking about Mario Yamasaki’s supposed “flub.”

Watch the fight the first time around, it appeared that Michael Chiesa was still conscious and willing to continue his grudge match again Kevin Lee. Yamasaki intervened and called the fight which seemed to many observers to be an early stoppage. Here’s the thing about being a ref: it’s an absolutely thankless job. No one appreciates what these refs have to go through with each and every fight they have to call. The thing about this fight was that it was apparent in multiple viewings that Michael Chiesa was on his way to blacking out completely.

The choke was locked in tight, there was thirty plus seconds left, Lee was cranking his choke and Chiesa’s arms went limp, eyes fading and rolling back into his head, a clear response from a blood choke rather than a wind choke. With Yamasaki on top of the action he had the best view out of anyone present. Rather than letting Chiesa go out like a “warrior” Yamasaki instead stopped the match. Sure, we want fighters to be given a chance at victory, at accomplishing the goals they’ve been obsessed with for weeks of training. Problem is that their ego can get in the way of their health at times and that’s what the refs are there for. As a result we have an angry fighter, angry fans, and people cursing the ref for his utter stupidity. Funny thing is, while the tough call may not be the most popular, Yamasaki had a job to do, did what he thought was right and shouldn’t be demonized for it.

On a side note, I never knew I wanted a Kevin Lee versus Tony Ferguson fight before last night. Ferguson congratulated Lee like a true class act, but the brash Detroit native took things a different way. In true McGregor form, Lee wasted no time in his additional time on television as he relegated the rest of the lightweight division as chumps and potentially set up a match between himself and Ferguson.

It was entertaining as hell and is just the kind of thing you want to see if you’re the UFC. Two personalities clashing making for a potentially exciting grudge match in the cage. It’ll sell and at the end of the day this sport is a business. Dollars and cents rule the day and Kevin Lee is setting himself up nicely to start making a nice profit.

What are your biggest takeaways from UFC Fight Night 112?


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Combate Americas Results For ‘Mexico Vs El Mundo’

It was “Mexico vs. El Mundo” last night (Fri., May 18, 2018) for Combate Americas inside Auditorio Municipal Tijuana, and let’s just say it was a rough night for “The World.”

That’s because the hometown fighters prevailed over their global rivals — mostly — turning away the likes of Brazil and Spain, though United States proved to be insurmountable thanks to victories from Andres Quintana and Daniel Rodriguez.

Sorry, mi amigos.

Two of the best finishes of the night belonged to Rodrigo “Kazula” Vargas and Edgar “Pitbull” Chairez, who ripped through their opponents on the Univision Deportes preliminary card with relative ease.

Check it out:

Complete Combate Americas: “Mexico vs. El Mundo” results below:

145 lbs.: Andres “The Bullet” Quintana def. Marco Antonio “La Roca” Elpidio by unanimous decision

135 lbs.: Eduardo “Cyborg” Torres def. Kevin “Badass” Amador by submission

135 lbs.: Christian “El Taylon” Quiñonez def. Vinicius “Lok Dog” De Oliveira by technical knockout (doctor’s stoppage)

155 lbs.: Jair “El Lupe” Perez def. Jesus “Negro” Blanco by submission

105 lbs.: Yajaira “Shokolate” Romo def. Vanesa “Xiquitina” Rico by technical knockout

155 lbs.: Daniel “D-Rod” Rodriguez def. Alex “Bam” Velasco by submission

125 lbs.: Edgar “Pitbull” Chairez def. Alan “Beche” Cantu by technical knockout

155 lbs.: Rodrigo “Kazula” Vargas def Mike “DLT” De La Torre by knockout

115 lbs.: Georgina Almeraz def. Mireia “Baldufa” Garcia by split decision

For much more on Combate Americas click here.

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