In the event that you will sell something as "Solid Island," it should be significant. So in its launch at UBS Field in Elmont, N.Y., the UFC set up a program of 14 positioned contenders for nine episodes of a 12-session show. The "Battle Night" creation got everything rolling before early afternoon Saturday and was co-communicated by ESPN and ABC as the advancement went on with its new organization TV advances.
The world's second-and third-positioned featherweights, Brian Ortega and Yair Rodriguez, contended in the headliner after sessions wherein they lost choices to the division's boss (Alexander Volkanovski) and negative. 1 competitor (Max Holloway). The recognizable group of Jon Anik, Daniel Cormier and Paul Felder wore ABC's particular gold coats while taking care of obligations at the commentators table, Megan Olivi worked the space for elements and making it known things, and Commotion Thomas contributed with specialized investigation.
B/R's battle sports group was set up too to process the daytime show and set up a rundown of its champs and failures. Look at to see what we concocted and go ahead and drop an idea or two of your own in the remarks segment.
Failure: Clearness at 145 Pounds
It wasn't the manner in which Rodriguez planned to express his case. The third-positioned contender at 145 pounds had won eight of 11 sessions in the UFC and had gone a cutthroat 25 minutes with Holloway in his last appearance. Obviously crushing the No. 2 contender in the weight class would have raised him into a title battle an open door.
He got the triumph however not the clearness. The Mexico-based veteran had his hand raised as a technical knockout victor at 4:11 of the principal round. Ortega couldn't go on in the wake of experiencing an evident right shoulder injury during a non-accommodation restrict on the mat. "I think it was an extremely close battle, and I previously let him know we can run it back any time," Rodriguez said.
"I like to win. Yet, it's essential for the game." The two men, who had invested energy as preparing accomplices and really shook hands and embraced before the battle, were cutthroat through the underlying four minutes as Rodriguez scored with sharp strikes and Ortega prevailed with regards to getting the battle close along the wall. The previous title challenger scored a takedown on a twofold leg attempt and was locked in with Rodriguez during the resulting scramble when he stood and hauled his right arm out of his enemy's grip.
He then, at that point, quickly went to the ground in torment. Ref Keith Peterson waved things off, and Ortega said the injury may be sufficiently serious to require a third medical procedure on a shoulder wherein he tore the labrum in 2016 and missed a year. "I was not in accommodation peril. I felt significantly better," he said. "And afterward I was like, 'Gracious si-t, what in the world was that?' That is clearly not the manner in which I believe it should go. I need the two of us to leave everything in here. Furthermore, I realize we would have."
Victor: Depending on Resolve
A spent Felder was exact in his examination. "That," the ex-lightweight competitor said of the flyweight scrap between Matt Schnell and Sumudaerji, "was perhaps of the most insane battle I've at any point found in my life." The opponent positioned competitors at 125 pounds went this way and that in a serious first round, and they sloped it up in a stunning center meeting that finished with both battered and horrendous yet only one, Sumudaerji, oblivious after an emotional triangle gag finish.
The China local was positioned twelfth in the division and appeared to be nearly propelling his goal a few times as he barraged Schnell with hard elbows and exact left hands that left the Louisiana occupant staggering and wobbling around the enclosure. He didn't give up, notwithstanding, and handled a straight right counter that drove the depleted Sumudaerji in reverse to the wall. Schnell jumped, handling a few strikes and getting his man to the floor, where he handled a progression of especially severe elbows that left his opponent with a repulsive cut.
Sumudaerji in any case turned out and got top position, however Schnell proceeded with the flood and got the gag that finished things at 4:24. Ref Jacob Montalvo mediated as Sumudaerji fell unmoving to the blood-splashed mat and Schnell pulled away to recover his breath and his detects. "I think he got worn out from beating on me, and I had the option to underwrite," he said. "I don't for a moment even recall any of those [strikes I was hit with]. I'm one of those folks. I've forever been one of those folks. I'm a terrible man."
Victor: New York Perspective
He won, In any case, he was disturbed. Still — regardless of Shane Burgos' evident absence of fulfillment with his fundamental card rout of Charles Jourdain — don't anticipate that he should deny the larger part choice decision. A local New Yorker, Burgos had hardliner help from the home-state swarm and returned the energy in kind — especially in the frantic initial two adjusts that got his thin triumph.
Two adjudicators had Burgos ahead 29-28, while the third scored it even at 28-28, granting Burgos a two-point edge in the second while giving Jourdain Rounds 1 and 3. B/R likewise saw it 29-28 with Burgos requiring the underlying 10 minutes, remembering a second round for which he got his Canadian enemy to the ground early and rebuffed him all through while securing up a body triangle and reliably searching for entries on Jourdain's neck.
The hard and fast quest for a completion undermined his fuel tank, however, permitting Jourdain to outpace him in the last round while running up a 84-26 edge in huge strikes and energizing to where Cormier thought he'd procured the triumph.
"Better believe it, without a doubt I merited it," he said. "I assumed I had the initial two rounds, however that body triangle killed my legs. Furthermore, he's a troublemaker. We knew that approaching in. He's hard on the feet, however I realized I could get him to the ground. "I'm not content with the presentation. Blech."
Failure: Flyweight Reevaluation
Miesha Tate is UFC eminence. She was among the principal wave of high-profile ladies to contend and prevail in the advancement, coming out on top for a championship at bantamweight with a loss of Holly Holm and missing the mark in title level battles with Ronda Rousey and Amanda Nunes. Be that as it may, it hasn't gone so well as of late. The destined to-be 36-year-old had won quite recently once in four battles since her belt-wearing days, including a consistent five-round choice misfortune to Ketlen Vieira in a Battle Night headliner in November in Las Vegas.
A drop from bantamweight to flyweight was recommended as a solution for Tate, yet the 125-pound variant fared no better in her divisional presentation against third-positioned competitor and ongoing title challenger Lauren Murphy, arising enlarged and ridiculous following 15 minutes while dropping a hard-to-discuss consistent choice to open Saturday's principal card. Two adjudicators gave Murphy each of the three rounds, and the third saw it 2-1 in support of herself.
The B/R card matched the greater part for the 38-year-old victor, who landed 17 additional huge strikes and scored the battle's solitary two takedowns in six endeavors. Tate was 0-for-7. "I've envisioned about minutes like this my entire vocation," said Murphy, who was halted in Cycle 4 by flyweight champ Valentina Shevchenko in September. "At the point when I'm solid and I'm engaged, I'm an amazing powerhouse, and it will take more than one little ass whipping to keep me from the title."
Victor: Blissful Returns
Proposing Dustin Jacoby has taken a difficult experience to UFC achievement is downplaying it. Presently 34, the Colorado local appeared with the advancement a long time back however was immediately delivered after successive misfortunes at UFC 137 and a UFC on Fox show. He withdrew to the MMA shadows and rivaled numerous advancements prior to reappearing on the scene with a spot on Dana White's Competitor Series in 2020.
A success yielded another agreement, and achievement has been considerably more dependable since. Jacoby had five successes and an attract six battles before a sudden a single shot KO rout of streaking prospect Da-un Jung in a booked three-round light heavyweight session on the prelim show. The crashing right hand ensured Jacoby's remaining as the fifteenth positioned contender at 205 pounds and proceeded with his late-stage rededication to arrive at the high level in the Octagon.
Jung was level on his back prior to getting to his feet and staggering gracelessly toward the wall to draw a wave-off from ref Keith MacDonald. "We realized we planned to get in one another's butt, and I arrived first," Jacoby said. "I thought he was finished and I began strolling to my mentor, yet he began pointing at him and I thought, 'Gracious sh-t, I must continue to battle.' I'm appreciative I got that stoppage. "I realized I needed to shield my spot.
I needed to say something. I'm not getting any more youthful. This is my subsequent run. This is all there is to it. This is the thing I'm thoroughly taking care of."
Champ: Guarding the PositionLi Jingliang, it appears, has corrected the boat. The 34-year-old welterweight had dropped two of his past three sessions, including a first-round wrap up by streaking prospect Khamzat Chimaev nine months prior, to fall the whole way to No. 14 in the 170-pound rankings. What's more, in unranked kung fu expert Muslim Salikhov, he was confronting another enemy whose expanding force had given five straight UFC wins since a terrible presentation.
However, it wasn't sufficient to discourage Jingliang, who was forceful and dynamic after a nearby first round. He unloaded Salikhov with a decisive right hand and followed with an adequate number of strikes to draw a stoppage at 4:38 of the second. Additionally winning from the No. 14 space on the primary card was Burgos, who dealt with the unranked Jourdain to run his genius record to 15-3 and his UFC imprint to 8-3.
Two positioned contenders on the prelim card split sessions against unranked enemies, with Jacoby overcoming Jung by KO at light heavyweight and fourteenth positioned strawweight Jessica Penne dropping a consistent choice to Emily Ducote in the show's most memorable session. Likewise in the prelim segment, No. 13 bantamweight Ricky Simon got a completion over beforehand unbeaten No. 14 Jack Shore with an arm triangle at 3:28 of the subsequent round.
Generally speaking, positioned contenders were 3-1 against unranked enemies, while Simon, Murphy, Schnell, Rodriguez and negative. 11 strawweight Amanda Lemos (over No. 10 Michelle Waterson-Gomez) were additionally champs in matchups of positioned contenders.
Full Card ResultsFundamental Card
Yair Rodriguez def. Brian Ortega by technical knockout (injury), 4:11, Cycle 1
Amanda Lemos def. Michelle Waterson-Gomez by accommodation (guillotine gag), 1:48, Cycle 2
Li Jingliang def. Muslim Salikhov by technical knockout (punches), 4:38, Cycle 2
Matt Schnell def. Sumudaerji by accommodation (triangle gag), 4:24, Cycle 2
Shane Burgos def. Charles Jourdain by larger part choice (29-28, 29-28, 28-28)
Lauren Murphy def. Miesha Tate by consistent choice (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Primer CardPunahele Soriano def. Dalcha Lungiambula by KO (punch), 0:28, Cycle 2
Ricky Simon def. Jack Shore by accommodation (arm triangle), 3:28, Cycle 2
Charge Algeo def. Herbert Consumes by technical knockout (retirement), 1:50, Cycle 2
Dustin Jacoby def. Da-un Jung by KO (punch), 3:13, Cycle 1
Dustin Stoltzfus def. Dwight Award by consistent choice (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Emily Ducote def. Jessica Penne by consistent choice (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)