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Fight Island 5, UFC on ESPN + 37: Moraes & Sandhagen Results, KO of the Year, Joaquin Buckley

Fight Island 5, UFC on ESPN + 37: Moraes & Sandhagen Results, KO of the Year, Joaquin Buckley

The spinning kick brings Sandhagen a second round victory. Corey Sandhagen’s knockback kick brought him victory in the main event, knocking down Marlon Moraes, and the fight ended shortly thereafter. The kick knocked Moraes back in the second round and Sandhagen hit the ground before the referee intervened. Sandhagen later said that he learned spinning kicks during quarantine. “I added that to my game at a weird time,” Sandhagen said in a post-fight interview. Before stopping, Sandhagen stated that Moraes broke his eyebone, mentioning it in the middle of the fight. The first round was closed, with both fighters kicking to the legs and body. With this win, Sandhagen bounced back from defeat to Aljamain Sterling last June. Sandhagen took the win on Saturday, making him a contender for a possible win between UFC lightweight champion Peter Jan and Sterling. Sandhagen vs. Moraes, game after game. Bout 12: Edson Barbosa (20-9) vs. Makwan Amirhani (16-4) (Featherweight) Barbosa Takes First Featherweight Win Edson Barbosa won his first featherweight co-main event win by beating Makwan by unanimous decision. Amirkhani. In the second round, Barbosa hit Amirkhani twice in the second round. The fight took place at a slow pace of strikes, and in this regard, Barbosa had an advantage. Amirkhani took a takedown in the third round, although they left the position after the referee deemed them inactive. Barbosa ended with a duel of three bouts. His last fight before Saturday was a split decision defeat to Dan Ige. Amirkhani last played in July, stopping Danny Henry in the first round by choking an anaconda. Match Barbosa – Amirkhani. Bout 11: Ben Rothwell (38-12) vs. Marcin Taibur (19-6) (Heavyweight) Taibur Takes A Decision Over Rothwell Marcin Taibura continues his main map gap in 2020 by winning a unanimous decision over Ben Rothwell … Taibura finished the fight confidently, making a takedown and engaging in the fight with ground and punches for several minutes. Rothwell’s first round was his best, with a knack for throwing and connecting quick punches. After the fight, Taibura said that he would like to be in the top 10 heavyweights next time. Tybur in 2020 defeated Sergei Spivats and Maxim Grishin. Rothwell last won in May, defeating Ovins Saint-Pré, who moved from light heavyweight for the fight. Taibur vs. Rothwell, game after game. Fight 10: Marcus Perez (12-3) vs. Dricus Du Plessis (14-2) (Middleweight) Du Plessis Stops Perez in UFC Debut Former KSW champion Dricus Du Plessis won his UFC debut on Saturday by stopping Marcus Perez in round one with blows. The left hook lost Perez in the fourth minute and Du Plessis landed before the referee intervened. Du Plessis replaced Perez as a replacement for Rodolfo Vieira. Before the finish, Perez showed a good game, taking advantage of Du Plessis’s indecision. “There is always nervousness at the start of a fight,” Du Plessis admitted in a post-fight interview. The fight was the second loss in a row for Perez. His previous fight was in November 2019, with the result that Wellington Thurman lost the decision. Aspinall earns a quick win in the return to the cage Tom Aspinall was a quick win on the main map, stopping Alan Bodo with a ground and a pound in the second minute. Aspinall scored a takedown in one minute of the fight, hitting a full mount to end the fight. Bodo immediately intervened, replacing Sergei Spivak. Aspinall wants his next fight against Spivak. “This is what I definitely want next time,” Aspinall said in an interview after the fight. Aspinall now has two quick wins in the UFC, as his promotional debut last July was a brief and explosive win over Jake Collier. Aspinall vs. Bodo, play by play. Fight 8: Yousef Zalal (10-2) vs. Ilia Topuria (8-0) (Featherweight) Topuria wins UFC debut, wins Zalal’s streak Tilia Topuria stopped Yusef Zalal’s streak of three UFC wins on the main map with a unanimous victory. decision to win. The fight became for Topuria his debut in the UFC. He immediately accepted the fight, replacing Seung Woo Choi. Topuria’s dominance throughout the fight was due to his ability to control the land and constantly look for pain points. Earlier in 2020, Zalal fought three times, defeating Austin Lingo, Jordan Griffin and Peter Barrett by decision. Topuria remains undefeated in nine bouts as a pro. Topuria vs. Zalal, duel. Match 7: Tom Breeze (11-2) vs. KB Bhullar (8-0) (Middleweight) Breeze spoils Bhullar’s UFC debut Tom Breeze returned to the win column to complete the preliminary qualifiers by hitting KB Bhullar with punches in the first round. The fight marked Bhullar’s UFC debut. …

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