Ufc 120 Fight Card
October 16, 2010 by staff
The event took place today at 02 with the soldout crowd that filled the place in London before the main board has even begun.
Gustafsson, looking to rebound from a loss of recent memory in the NCAA Division I champion Phil Davis fight, defeated his opponent quickly with punches from all angles. A series of quick punches to the right was particularly effective, and Diabate hit the mat twice in the first round alone.
Gustafsson continued the attack in the second, but rather than replacing it looked as wild punch from his opponent and forced him to the mat. Once there, he focused on the desperate attempts of the kickboxer to arrive at his feet, took a dominant position on the ground, and finally locked in a fight-ending rear nkd* choke at the 2:41 mark of the second round.
Gustafsson (10-1 MMA, 2-1) put his only career defeat behind him with his ninth off wins in 10 career victories. Diabate (17-7-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC), meanwhile, suffered only its second defeat in five years and 12 fights.
In a battle of big men and newcomer’s promotion, former Cage Rage champion and M-1 veteran Rob Broughton took its fifth consecutive victory with a third-round submission victory over Brazilian Vinicius Queiroz heavy.
Queiroz took control in the first with a dominant running game, and if he stumbled briefly Broughton, it is not enough to win the race. But the British fighter and member Wolfslair probably linked the struggle in the second with an effective jab and busy background play when Queiroz shortly after scoring takedowns travel easy.
In the third and deciding frame, Broughton used his heavy hands to set up submission attempts of dominant top. And once Queiroz was forced to cover them from a kneeling position, Broughton won a fight-ending rear-nkd* choke at the 1:43 mark.
Broughton (15-5-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC), who won only one man and eight-night ZT Fight Night tournament earlier this year, is now 7-1 since its end-2008 the loss of former UFC champion Ricco Rodriguez. Queiroz (5-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) snaps a four-fight win streak.
Meanwhile, perhaps it is time for Paul Sass to adopt the official name of “Pythagoras”.
Making his UFC debut in a manner all too familiar, the British fighter used a triangle choke to submit yet another opponent, this time man lightweight Mark Holst. It is now posted eight victories this submission in 11 professional fights.
The fight has been a matter of pace, but Sass made no secret of his desire to end the fight via triangle choke. Holst successfully extinguished the first few attempts, but at the end of the first round after his opponent after Canada was dragged on the carpet, Sass high with his guard and eventually found the opening to the presentation. Although he obtained both an armbar and a triangle, he finally looked at all the choke to force the tap out. The end came at the 4:45 mark of the round.
Sass (11-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) opened his career with seven wins triangle-choke-consecutive presentation, but most Holst (8-3 MMA, 0-2 UFC) was the first since March 2009.
Meanwhile, despite signing a new four-fight deal, a veteran of the UFC Lightweight Spencer Fisher sought to avoid third straight loss of the UFC promotion and release while facing British Wolfslair hunting Kurt Warburton.
Warburton proven game at the beginning of the fight, and took the first round with solid leg kicks and a guillotine choke deep that his opponent narrowly escaped. But at the end of the second round, Fisher found his range with his punches and took control. In addition, better packaging and more energy; “The King” has completed the third round with a dominant ground attack and a rear-nkd* choke near success.
The final sequence probably sealed the deal for Fisher, who won a unanimous decision victory with 29-28 points on maps of the three judges.
Warburton’s victory (6-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) was the first for Fisher (24-6 MMA, 9-5 UFC) since a race in 2008-2009, which saw post consecutive victories over Jeremy Stephens, Shannon Gugerty and Caol Uno.
Although used to hostile crowds and far from easy in the U.S., the kick-Columbia and “The Ultimate Fighter 10″ cast member James McSweeney was clearly a fan favorite during his fight with UFC newcomer Fabio Maldonado, who opened the event of the night. But despite dominating the first round – even with a gift of judges in the second round – McSweeney could not hold for the win.
McSweeney used a variety of kicks and the dominant working with the dough hook his opponent, and if Maldonado continuously stirred him and mocked her, the newcomer UFC was forced to cover himself or herself from heavy blows in the latest McSweeney’s seconds of decline of the opening round. But in the second, Maldonado McSweeney undermined all the energy and sent him on his knees more than once with the rib-rattling blows to the body. Inexplicably, however, the three judges gave the round to McSweeney.
But avoid a fiasco possible to judge, Maldonado quickly continued the assault in the third round, taunted his opponent’s low kicks, dropped a stroke last McSweeney body, then forced the TKO stoppage with a rapid burst Follow-up fist. The end came just 48 seconds into the final frame.
After a career spent on the fight circuit Brazilian Maldonado (18-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) recorded a victory in his UFC debut and has now won 11 consecutive fights. McSweeney (4-6 MMA, 1-2 UFC), meanwhile, faces an uncertain future in the organization after knockout losses back-to-back Travis Browne and Maldonado.
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