UFC: Gregory Robocop turns fight against Nyokwani bloody | battle
Gregory Robocop lived as much as the nickname on Saturday night time. In the UFC Sandhagen x Song co-main occasion, the Brazilian regarded indestructible even when the percentages have been in his opponent’s favor. After touchdown a tough knee on him early within the fight, the fighter got here again and defeated Chidi Njokuani at 1min27s of the second spherical, by TKO, this Saturday in Las Vegas (USA).
Gregory Rodriguez defeated Chidi Nyokwani by TKO in 1 min 27 sec. R2 — Photo: Getty Images
It was Robocop’s fourth win in 5 UFC fights. It additionally pressured Njokuani’s first setback within the firm because the American was coming off 4 consecutive triumphs, the final two after being employed by Ultimate.
In the primary tough motion of the fight, Robocop went in for a takedown, however discovered the American’s knee in entrance, which opened a deep gash on his face. However, the Brazilian was fast to react, touchdown jabs on the straight as properly and beginning to search for extra hip takedowns, however Njokwani stood up rapidly. With his nostril bleeding profusely, Robocop regarded uncomfortable and suffered from the velocity of his opponent’s punches. And simply when the situation was unfavorable, the Brazilian landed a robust straight within the face of the opponent, who collapsed. He stepped up, took a variety of hits, however Nyokwani took them.
Gregory Rodriguez needed to overcome a deep gash on his face to win – Photo: Getty Images
The fight continued to speed up on the way in which again to the second spherical. Robocop had extra punches and thru a lower he obtained a takedown. From the highest, he punished with floor and pound, and Nyokwani merely defended himself till the middle referee appropriately stopped the fight.
Sandhagen defeats Yadong through medical stoppage
Song Yadong gave it his all and even threatened Corey Sandhagen, however did not give the No. 10 an opportunity to take the shortcut to the highest 5 within the bantamweight (as much as 61 kg) class. The Chinese was left with a really massive gash on his eyebrow and noticed the physician cease the confrontation on the finish of the fourth spherical, giving the American the victory by TKO. Fourth within the division, it snapped a two-game dropping streak.
Cory Sandhagen defeated Song Yadong by TKO (medical stoppage) at 5 minutes R4 – Photo: Getty Images
Sandhagen was in search of a takedown from the opening strikes and within the trade he sensed the hazard the Chinese might take. However, when the fight went to the bottom, Yadong landed on high, went from behind, however misplaced the place. The American labored laborious on the change of base and pictures to shock, however he needed to cope with the velocity of the Chinese.
In the second spherical, Sandhagen got here again, taking extra of the fight standing up, however landed a variety of punches within the hole and landed a left hand hook that rocked him. Yadong went for it, however was knocked again by a flying knee. After that second, the American once more began to search for takedowns, however he stopped within the opponent’s good protection, and the assault continued balanced within the strike. By then, Yadong had a variety of bleeding on his face.
With the chop hampering Yadong, Sandhagen grew within the third spherical and have become more practical in putting, at all times transferring across the cage. In the fourth spherical, the Chinese shocked with a takedown, however didn’t capitalize. The wound at eyebrow peak was large, and Sandhagen took the chance to try to hit the spot. The American even took it down earlier than the top of the assault. At halftime, the physician didn’t permit Yadong to return and stopped the fight.
Zé Colmeia wins on factors
Rodrigo Zé Colmeia had a tricky job however earned the win against Tanner Boser within the heavyweight division (as much as 120 kg) by break up choice (30-27, 28-29 and 29-28). The Brazilian used his takedowns properly to neutralize the Canadian and safe the win.
Rodrigo Zé Colméia defeated Tanner Boser by break up choice (30-27, 28-29 and 29-28) — Photo: Getty Images
Zé Colmeia confirmed intelligence early on. Facing an opponent with good motion and a harmful stance, he rapidly closed the gap and utilized a takedown. However, the Brazilian was not aggressive on the bottom and misplaced his place after about three minutes on the bottom. Up, Zé Colmeia was nonetheless in peril when he linked a bomb to Bosser’s face. In the second spherical, the Brazilian got here again to spin the opponent with a counter proper, however Boeser responded with good combos, which additionally rattled the opponent.
Zé Colmeia was nonetheless capable of get a takedown earlier than the top of the spherical, went to the again and tried an arm-to-arm choke, however could not get the adjustment. In the ultimate spherical, the beginning was even within the blow and the Brazilian managed to knock him down. From half guard, he was once more weakly lively, however did sufficient to manage till about 30 seconds earlier than the top, when the middle referee pressured the athletes to face, however there was no time for Bosser to show.
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In the remaining matches, Joe Pifer shone essentially the most. A newcomer to Ultimate, the American was unaware of Alain Amedowski and was TKOed at 3:55 of the primary spherical after touchdown a exact proper to the top of his opponent, who went down. He nonetheless hit the fallen opponent earlier than the middle referee interrupted him. It was the fourth defeat for the Macedonian in 4 fights within the group.
Joe Peifer defeated Alain Amedowski by TKO at 3:55 of R1 – Photo: Getty Images
Another spotlight was Anthony Hernandez submitting Marc-André Barriault at 1:53 of the third spherical. Before performing the kata-gatame that determined the fight, he nonetheless made an impression with a takedown when he threw his opponent headfirst to the bottom.
UFC Sandhagen x Song
September 17, 2022 in Las Vegas
Cory Sandhagen defeated Song Yadong by TKO (medical stoppage) at 5 minutes R4
Gregory Rodrigues defeated Chidi Njokuani by TKO at 1min27s of R2
Andre Fili def Bill Algeo through break up choice (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Joe Pifer defeated Alain Amedowski by TKO at 3:55 of R1
Rodrigo Zé Colméia defeated Tanner Boser by break up choice (30-27, 28-29 and 29-28)
Anthony Hernandez defeated Marc-André Barriault through submission at 1min53s from R3
Damon Jackson defeated Pat Sabatini by TKO in 1 minute 09 seconds from R1
Trevin Giles def Louis Cosce through unanimous choice (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Loma Lookboonmee defeated Denise Gomes by unanimous choice (29-28 x3)
Trey Ogden def. Daniel Zellhuber by unanimous choice (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Jillian Robertson defeated Maria Agapova through submission at 2:19 of R2
Javid Basharat def Tony Gravely through unanimous choice (29-28 x3)
Nikolas Motta defeated Cameron VanCamp by TKO at 3:49 of R1
Robson Conceicao fights for 2 world boxing titles — Photo: Combate
Robson Conceicao has fought for 2 world boxing titles