Here’s everything that happened at UFC Vegas 40 last night
Last night (Saturday, October 16, 2021), the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) stayed inside the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, for UFC Vegas 40. For the second time in as many weeks, there wasn’t much to do. We look forward to the event, which was devastated by injuries, COVID-19, and weight loss setbacks. Of course, a mediocre event on paper can still deliver some high-quality moments, so there was reason to tune in … although you could still be forgiven for skipping this card.
Let’s take another look at the best performances and techniques:
The less said the better
Last night’s main event was among the worst in UFC history.
There is no way to polish this shit. Norma Dumont won the first 20 minutes, and therefore the decision, with an occasional jab. Ladd did next to nothing offensive for most of the fight, only going up (sort of) in the fifth. Between the five-minute sections of inactivity, Ladd’s corner berated his miserable athlete in a very uncomfortable manner.
Let’s go ahead, please.
Jim Miller, Forever
Jim Miller set the UFC record for most appearances last night, but did not show up to receive a paycheck.
It didn’t take long for Miller to find himself in a fight against Erick Gonzalez. However, it was Gonzalez who struck first, hitting Miller with a right hook and causing a desperate takedown.
However, when the two finally recovered, Miller found his moment. His left hand began to connect frequently, and he staggered Gonzalez quite a bit near the end of the round. Gonzalez tried to open the second with a graceful kick, but Miller was ready, responding with the same left overhand and knocking his foe down for good. Miller had a new nickname: A-10? – and new strike song – what happened to the CCR, Jimmy? – but it was the same ultra-tough and opportunistic veteran there.
I hope Miller makes it to UFC 300.
Bruno Silva doesn’t fight conventional tactics.
The Brazilian started the fight with a massive flurry, immediately ripping through the body a couple of times and looking to make an uppercut through Andrew Sanchez’s guard, unbelievable! However, shortly after, Sanchez began to kick-start his fighting game and trapped Silva in that vortex. As he was repeatedly lifted and placed back on the mat, Silva often seemed more focused on landing his elbows from his back than escaping to his feet.
Fortunately, Silva also maintained his commitment to body work. Those blows to the bread basket, as well as opportunistic elbows and blows in close-range exchanges, wore down Sánchez. Even though the fighter clearly won the first two rounds, he had little left in the tank for the last five minutes.
Silva swarmed. He emptied the tank himself, moaning down Sanchez’s chin and torso. Sánchez tried to stay on his feet and return fire, but was eventually overwhelmed by the Brazilian’s sheer fury.
- Nate landwehr defeats Ludovit klein via third round anaconda choke: This was an amazing fight! Klein was the most cunning man at a distance, but Landwehr thrives on scraps. The former M-1 champion was able to force that fighting style in the second half of the match, turning up the heat and extending his combinations. In particular, he landed some big knees in the clinch and put out his right hands. When Klein felt the fight drift away from him, he tried to score a takedown, which Landwehr kindly countered with a heavy fall before jumping on the neck.
- Danaa Batgerel defeats Brandon davis via knockout in the first round: At 32 years old, I don’t know if Mongolia’s Batgerel is a true bantamweight prospect or just a top-tier action fighter, but does it matter? Batgerel scored his third consecutive first-round knockout victory inside the Octagon, once again displaying his ability to deliver powerful shots while getting his head off the center line. Davis is a seasoned UFC veteran who has faced players like Zabit Magomedsharipov and Giga Chikadze, but it didn’t take long for Batgerel to find his range and start throwing hammers to give “Killa B” the first stoppage loss of his professional career. . .
- Ariane Carnelossi defeats Istela Nunes through third round butt naked choke: Carnelossi isn’t likely to impress anyone with his standing technique, but flyweight has a lot of punch and he knows how to use it. After a difficult first round, Carnelossi’s takedown attempts wore down his foe, though they were both tired. In the third, Carnelossi was able to convince Nunes to turn his back on him in a fight, which turned out to be a mistake that ended the fight.
For full UFC Vegas 40 “Ladd vs. Dumont” results and play-by-play, click HERE!