UFC: Gregory Robocop turns Njokuani into a bloody fight | fight
Gregory Robocop lived as much as his nickname on Saturday evening. In the principle occasion of UFC Sandhagen x Song, the Brazilian regarded indestructible even if the stage was in his opponent’s favor. After taking a exhausting knee in opposition to him at first of the fight, the fighter made a comeback and defeated Chidi Njokuani by technical knockout at 1min27s of the second spherical this Saturday in Las Vegas (USA).
Gregory Rodrigues defeated Chidi Njokuani by TKO 1 min 27s of R2 — Photo: Getty Images
It was Robocop’s fourth win in 5 UFC fights. It additionally arrange Njokuani’s first setback within the firm because the American was coming off a four-game successful streak, the final two of which got here after he was employed by Ultimate.
In the primary violent act of the fight, Robocop went into a takedown, however discovered the American’s knee within the entrance, opening a deep lower in his face. However, the Brazilian was fast to react, touchdown punches on the straight and searching for extra hip drops, nonetheless, Njokuani rapidly rose to his toes. With a bloody nostril, Robocop regarded uncomfortable and suffered the velocity of his opponent’s blows. And, when the state of affairs was reversed, the Brazilian related a highly effective proper in entrance of his opponent, who fell. Up, he did a lot of punches, however Njokuani absorbed him.
Gregory Rodrigues needed to overcome a deep lower to his face to win – Photo: Getty Images
The fight continued to speed up as they returned for the second spherical. Robocop landed extra punches and, briefly order, acquired the knockout. On high of that, he punished with floor and pound, and Njokuani simply defended till the referee stopped the fight immediately.
Sandhagen defeats Yadong by medical stoppage
Song Yadong gave it his all and even threatened Cory Sandhagen, however did not give the No. 10 a likelihood to take a shortcut to the highest 5 within the bantamweight (as much as 61kg). The Chinese was left with a very giant wound on his eyebrow and the physician noticed him cease the confrontation on the finish of the fourth spherical, giving the victory to the American by technical knockout. Fourth within the division, he stopped the streak of two damaging outcomes.
Cory Sandhagen defeated Song Yadong by TKO (medical stoppage) in 5 minutes of R4 – Photo: Getty Images
Sandhagen regarded to get out of the opening strikes and, in return, sensed the chance the Chinese may take. However, when the fight went to the ground, Yadong landed on high, went to the again, however misplaced the place. The American labored exhausting on his base change and shock possession, however he had his work lower out for the velocity of the Chinese.
In the second spherical, Sandhagen got here again accepting extra preventing on his toes, however he threw a lot of punches within the air and landed a left hand hook that shook him. Yadong began, however was knocked again by a flying knee. After this second, the American began searching for knockdowns once more, however he was stopped by the opponent’s good protection, and the assault continued to be balanced within the blow. By now, Yadong’s face was bleeding profusely.
As the chop hampered Yadong, Sandhagen grew within the third spherical and have become simpler in placing, all the time transferring across the cage. In the fourth spherical, the Chinese stunned with a layoff, however couldn’t capitalize. The wound on the top of the eyebrow was horrible, and Sandhagen took the chance to attempt to beat the place. The American put it even earlier than the tip of the assault. During the break, the physician didn’t enable Yadong to return and put an finish to the fight.
Zé Colmeia has gained on factors
Rodrigo Zé Colmeia labored exhausting, however he gained in opposition to Tanner Bose by cut up resolution (30-27, 28-29 and 29-28) within the heavyweight division (as much as 120 kilos). The Brazilian used his takedowns nicely to neutralize the Canadian and safe the victory.
Rodrigo Zé Colméia defeated Tanner Boser by cut up resolution (30-27, 28-29 and 29-28) — Photo: Getty Images
Zé Colmeia confirmed intelligence in the beginning. Against an opponent with good motion and a harmful stance, he rapidly closed the space and gave up. However, the Brazilian was not aggressive on the ground and misplaced his place after about three minutes on the ground. Standing, Zé Colmeia was nonetheless in peril when he strapped a bomb to Bose’s face. In the second spherical, the Brazilian returned to swing his opponent with a counter proper, however Boser responded with good mixtures, which additionally made his opponent really feel.
Zé Colmeia nonetheless acquired a takedown earlier than the tip of the spherical, went to the again and tried a hand-to-hand choke, however could not get the layup. In the final spherical, it was a balanced begin within the stroke, and he managed to place the Brazilian down. From half-guard, he was once more too quick, however managed sufficient to complete till about 30 seconds later, when the referee compelled the athletes to their toes, however Boser didn’t have time to show round.
Other main card highlights
In different fights, it was Joe Pyfer who shone probably the most. A newcomer to Ultimate, the American was unaware of Alen Amedovski and scored a TKO at 3:55 of the primary spherical after touchdown a exact proper to the top of his opponent, inflicting him to fall. He nonetheless hit his downed opponent earlier than the referee stopped him. It was the fourth defeat of the Macedonians within the 4 fights of the group.
Joe Pyfer defeated Alen Amedovski by way of TKO at 3:55 of R1 – Photo: Getty Images
Another spotlight was Anthony Hernandez, who submitted Marc-André Barriault at 1:53 of the third spherical. He resolved the fight earlier than coming into the kata gatame, nonetheless stunned by a takedown that knocked his opponent’s head to the bottom.
UFC Sandhagen x Song
September 17, 2022 in Las Vegas
Cory Sandhagen defeated Song Yadong by TKO (medical stoppage) in 5 minutes of R4
Gregory Rodrigues defeated Chidi Njokuani by TKO at 1min 27s of R2
Andre Fili defeated Bill Algeo by cut up resolution (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Joe Pyfer defeated Alen Amedovski by TKO at 3:55 of R1
Rodrigo Zé Colméia defeated Tanner Boser by cut up resolution (30-27, 28-29 and 29-28)
Anthony Hernandez defeated Marc-André Barriault at 1min53s in R3
Damon Jackson defeated Pat Sabatini by TKO 1min09s of R1
Trevin Giles defeated Louis Cosce by unanimous resolution (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Loma Lookboonmee defeated Denise Gomes by unanimous resolution (29-28 x3)
Trey Ogden defeated Daniel Zellhuber by unanimous resolution (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Gillian Robertson defeated Mariya Agapova by way of submission at 2:19 of R2
Javid Basharat defeated Tony Gravely by unanimous resolution (29-28 x3)
Nikolas Motta defeated Cameron VanCamp by TKO at 3:49 of R1
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