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Brian Ortega shaved his head and took on a new make in a unanimous-determination resolve over “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung in the predominant match of UFC Battle Night 180 from Battle Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Saturday.
After nearly two years a long way from the cage due to the accidents, Ortega looked cherish a fully varied striker than the model Max Holloway defeated in December 2018.
Ortega struck first in the outlet round. The two engaged in a kickboxing match for the first 5 minutes. T-Metropolis caught a physique kick from Korean Zombie and floored him with a left hand. Nonetheless, Jung landed some honest fingers of his delight in in the round.
Jung regarded to design some adjustments in Round 2. He was ready to land extra frequently as he made sense of the spacing, nonetheless a spinning elbow from Ortega modified the complexion of the round. He floored his opponent another time and adopted up with some time in top location to steal the round.
Correct to his name, Zombie continued to wade by the photos that Ortega continued to land. The toughness by no formulation translated into grand aggression, despite the actual fact that, as Ortega’s model as a striker took middle stage.
Jung’s trademark vitality was by no formulation a component in the fight, as Ortega establish collectively the ideal inserting performance of his profession.
After a very very long time a long way from the cage, Ortega surely inserted himself lend a hand into the title image. In desire to stricken by ring rust and struggling to construct up his composure after a loss to Holloway, Ortega looked rejuvenated and reinvented as a title contender.
The crucial bantamweight fight wasn’t the ideal thing that went down in Abu Dhabi. The ladies’s flyweight division had a very noteworthy fight between Jessica Andrade and Katlyn Chookagian, whereas two huge-time possibilities in the sunshine heavyweight division had a scrap.
Right here are the total outcomes and a nearer behold on the total predominant card motion.
- Brian Ortega def. Chan Sung Jung by unanimous determination (50-45 x3)
- Jessica Andrade def. Katlyn Chookagian by TKO at 4: 55 of Round 1
- Jim Crute def. Modestas Bukauskas by KO at 2: 01 of Round 1
- James Krause def. Claudio Silva by unanimous determination (30-27 x3)
- Jonathan Martinez def. Thomas Almeida by unanimous determination (30-27 x3)
- Guram Kutateladze def. Mateusz Gamrot by cleave up determination (28-29, 29-28 x2)
- Gillian Robertson def. Poliana Botelho by unanimous determination (29-28, 29-27 x2)
- Jun Yong Park def. John Phillips by unanimous determination (30-25 x3)
- Fares Ziam def. Jamie Mullarkey by unanimous determination (29-28 x3)
- Maxim Grishin def. Gadzhimurad Antigulov by TKO at 4: 58 of Round 2
- Said Nurmagomedov def. Mark Striegl by TKO at 0: 51 of Round 1
Jessica Andrade def. Katlyn Chookagian
The ladies’s flyweight division has a new contender in Jessica Andrade. Shifting as much as the 125-pound division after lend a hand-to-lend a hand losses at 115 pounds, the Brazilian moved up a weight class, and the early outcomes behold correct.
She scored a TKO resolve over the No. 1-ranked Katlyn Chookagian with 5 seconds left in the outlet round.
Andrade, who was giving up eight inches of height, did a keen job closing the gap and beating up Chookagian in the clinch. Nonetheless, it was a physique shot that drew the enact. A hook to the ribs had Chookagian shelled up on the mat and drew the stoppage.
Chookagian’s final loss came against Valentina Shevchenko in a title fight. The reigning champion is transient of new contenders, as she has already beaten loads of the deserving contenders in the division.
Andrade might maybe maybe maybe also procure herself getting paired up with Bullet soon after that performance.
Jim Crute def. Modestas Bukauskas
Jim Crute is capable of slick submissions on the ground and simply outboxing opponents to a determination. He’s furthermore capable of erasing any individual in the first round with his fists. That’s what Modestas Bukauskas came across out of their gentle heavyweight tilt.
Bukauskas committed to a kick nonetheless was intercepted by a huge honest hand from the 24-One year-frequent that despatched him tumbling to the mat. His strive and catch up was met with a discover-up uppercut and additional vicious strikes that establish the fight away.
The aftermath was a mixture of him checking on Bukauskas, sitting by his opponent and leaving the cage to talk with Dana White.
He might maybe maybe maybe also aloof surely be on the UFC president’s radar with this performance. Bukauskas is an consuming prospect in his delight in honest, nonetheless Crute honest bulldozed honest by him.
In a division that now has Jan Blachowicz as the champion, Crute will likely be a very noteworthy share in the terminate to and much-off future.
James Krause def. Claudio Silva
A that that you might maybe maybe judge of knee damage and a unhealthy Claudio Silva couldn’t protect James Krause out of the resolve column. The 34-One year-frequent was the extra proper and honest striker to catch the nod from the judges after three rounds of motion.
Silva is a unhealthy submission artist and was ready to catch Krause in some advantageous positions on the ground, nonetheless nothing materialized. When the fight was on the toes, despite the actual fact that, it was Krause’s world. Silva’s looping, telegraphed photos made him ripe for the selecting.
Krause landed a honest hand in the first that looked as if it would stun Silva, nonetheless he regained his composure, survived the round and kept urgent ahead for the next two rounds.
Right here is an spectacular resolve for Krause. Silva is an underrated opponent who had a 14-fight resolve trot, collectively with 5 wins in the UFC. The ideal reason he wasn’t an even bigger name coming into this fight is his teach of no activity, as he easiest has 5 fights in the final six years.
Aloof, it be a high quality resolve for Krause, who has came across success at welterweight.
Jonathan Martinez def. Thomas Almeida
Thomas Almeida will must wait even longer to win up his first resolve since 2016. The ancient hot prospect dropped one other fight, this time discovering himself on the inferior side of a inserting health facility from Jonathan Martinez.
Martinez was the grand sharper fighter by three rounds. Even when Almeida came across a home for his strikes, it customarily came on the worth of getting hit extra and tougher by his opponent.
The 26-One year-frequent is now no longer rather on the brand new trot that Almeida as soon as was when he was a youthful fighter, nonetheless he’s making some development of his delight in. Right here is his fourth resolve in 5 fights with the ideal loss coming in a cleave up determination against Andre Ewell.
A resolve over Almeida is now no longer as inspiring as it as soon as was, nonetheless it aloof takes a obvious stage of inserting to catch it performed. Martinez confirmed he was better than up for the duty and is worth conserving an see on as he takes on bigger and better challenges.