Check out all the huge winners from Korea
By Thomas Gerbasi, on Twitter @tgerbasi
• Dec. twenty, 2019
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ALATENGHEILI (29-28 x two) def Ryan Benoit (29-28) by Break up Determination
AlatengHeili earned his second UFC victory in the bantamweight opener, having a break up final decision in excess of Ryan Benoit.
Scores were being 29-28 2 times and 28-29 for Beijing’s AlatengHeili, who ups his record to fourteen-seven-1. Benoit, combating for the to start with time since November 2017, falls to ten-6.
The combat got off to a rapid begin and stayed there, with Benoit employing sound physique do the job to acquire the initial round as he marked up his foe, but AlatengHeili roared again in the second with rigid proper palms that bloodied the Texan’s nose. With the struggle up for grabs in the 3rd, AlatengHeili switched matters up with groundwork that finally received him the spherical and the combat.
Amanda Lemos def Miranda Granger by way of submission thanks to a Rear Naked Choke at 3:forty three in Round one
Again in motion for the 1st time given that July 2017, Brazil’s Amanda Lemos eliminated Amanda Granger from the ranks of the unbeaten via to start with-spherical submission.
Receiving the battle to the mat in the next minute, Lemos stayed chaotic as she labored for a submission, and when she bought a rear bare choke locked in, it was a make any difference of times prior to the struggle was more than, as referee Greg Kleynjans termed a prevent to the bout at three:forty three of the opening frame.
With the get, Para’s Lemos moves to 7-one-one. Granger falls to 7-1.
UFC Busan: Amanda Lemos Chokes Out Granger
UFC Busan: Amanda Lemos Chokes Out Granger
Amanda Lemos secures the rear naked choke to get the get in Busan.
RAONI BARCELOS (30-27, 29-28) def Stated Nurmagomedov by Unanimous Choice
Rio de Janeiro’s Raoni Barcelos moved to four- in the Octagon with a unanimous final decision acquire around fellow bantamweight prospect Claimed Nurmagomedov.
Scores were thirty-27 and 29-28 2 times for Barcelos, who enhances to fifteen-1. Nurmagomedov falls to 13-2.
Nurmagomedov began off rapid, throwing and landing a diverse array of strikes that provided various spinning attacks as Barcelos tried out to shut the length, but to no avail. In the second, though, Barcelos’ leg kicks slowed Nurmagomedov down plenty of that he was capable to get a hold of him and endeavor to employ his grappling game. And though the Brazilian didn’t get Nurmagomedov down, he did management a large part of the round from the again posture, and it was Barcelos’ floor sport that broke open a shut 3rd body that pushed him in excess of the top rated and gained him a tricky-fought victory.
ALEXANDRE PANTOJA def Matt Schnell by KO at 4:17 in Round one
A really anticipated flyweight bout in between Alexandre Pantoja and Matt Schnell delivered on the buzz for as long as it lasted, but it was the Brazilian placing a stamp on the bout with a to start with-spherical knockout of Schnell.
Toe to toe exchanges kicked off the struggle, with Pantoja scoring a flash knockdown but Schnell obtaining his pictures in as nicely. In the 2nd moment, Schnell returned the favor when he rocked Pantoja, but the Brazilian shook it off prior to the struggle went to the mat. Before long, the combat returned to the ft, and after more heated again and forth, it was Pantoja drilling Schnell with a suitable hand that despatched him facial area to start with to the mat. Schnell tried out to increase, but two a lot more legal rights ended the bout, with referee Marc Goddard halting the struggle at the four:17 mark.
With the acquire, the No. 4-ranked Pantoja moves to 22-4. The No. nine-rated Schnell falls to 14-five.
UFC Busan: Alexandre Pantoja KOs Schnell
UFC Busan: Alexandre Pantoja KOs Schnell
Observe Alexandre Pantoja’s knockout acquire above Matt Schnell in Busan.
OMAR MORALES (thirty-27, 30-26, 29-28) def Dong Hyun Ma by Unanimous Conclusion
Venezuelan light-weight Omar Morales kept his unbeaten report intact in his UFC debut, as he defeated Busan’s possess Dong Hyun Ma by way of unanimous decision.
Scores ended up 30-27, 30-26 and 29-28 for Morales, a Contender Sequence graduate who moves to nine-. Ma falls to 16-11-3.
The battle went to the mat in the next minute with Morales in management on top, but Ma stayed fast paced, approximately locking in a kimura that experienced the group roaring. For his component, Morales landed some floor strikes, but nothing that considerably altered the trajectory of the struggle.
Both equally fighters received their shots in in the course of spherical two, and neither threw assortment-finders either, as each and every blow was created to conclusion the bout.
Ma arrived out rapidly for the last round, but it was Morales landing the most telling shot as he dropped the hometown favorite with a spinning wheel kick two minutes in. Ma shook off the outcomes of the blow but now had to combat off his back again. Not able to change items all around on the ground, Ma experienced one particular final chance on the ft in the closing seconds but the horn intervened.
SEUNGWOO CHOI (29-26 x two, 29-25) def Suman Mokhtarian by Unanimous Choice
The third time was the appeal for SeungWoo Choi in featherweight action, as he earned his to start with UFC victory via unanimous choice in excess of Suman Mokhtarian.
Scores had been 29-26 two times and 29-twenty five for Choi, now 8-3. Mokhtarian falls to eight-two.
Choi received off to a fantastic start with his hanging both of those at assortment and in close, but a couple fence grabs prompted referee Greg Kleynjans to dock him a level. When the bout resumed, Choi went back on the attack, making guaranteed that the docked place wouldn’t charge him far too a great deal.
The onslaught continued in the 2nd, with Choi scoring with a barrage of strikes towards the fence right before dropping Mokhtarian. Mokhtarian appeared to continue to have his wits about him on the mat as he seemed to work from his again, but he was unable to get any offense likely. With a minute still left, the combat was again on the feet and Mokhtarian was showing the use of the fight on his confront, but he created it out of the spherical.
Choi took an inadvertent poke to the eye early in spherical three, but he was cleared to keep on and it was back to work. Just right before the midway position, Mokhtarian acquired some daylight and briefly rocked Choi, but a subsequent takedown finished up with Choi in the major position and it was the Gangneung merchandise dominating down the extend.
CIRYL GANE (30-27 x 3) def Tanner Boser by Unanimous Choice
Rising heavyweight star Ciryl Gane shut out the preliminary part of the UFC Busan card with a three-round unanimous choice over Tanner Boser.
The two heavyweights displayed extraordinary footwork in the initial five minutes, but when it arrived to offense, it was Gane clearly landing the much better pictures as the two remained standing.
Early in the second spherical, Gane bloodied his foe and halfway through, a remaining hand rocked the Canadian. Boser shook off the blow, and even though the slice close to his eye was bothering him, he stayed busy, refusing to back down from the Frenchman.
The 3rd evidently belonged to Gane, and although Boser’s toughness was plain, he was unable to hold off the demand of the unbeaten prospect, who enhanced to 6- with the thirty-26 on all scorecards gain. Boser falls to seventeen-6-1.
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KYUNG HO KANG (29-28, thirty-27) def Liu Pingyuan (29-28) by Split Conclusion
Busan’s possess Kyung Ho Kang gained his third straight, defeating China’s Liu Pingyuan by using split choice in their bantamweight bout.
Scores were thirty-27, 29-28 and 28-29 for Kang, now seventeen-8 with 1 NC. Liu falls to thirteen-7.
Kang managed the 1st spherical on the mat, maintaining the bout there for much of the frame thanks to two takedowns. Following a quick standup exchange to start out round two, it was back to the mat for the bantamweights, Kang in the top situation, and “Mr. Perfect” continued to dominate, as Liu was unable to get to his toes or mount any sizeable offense. And while Liu had some achievement remaining upright early in the third spherical, the rest of the frame belonged to Kang on the mat despite struggling Liu opening up a lower on him with an elbow late.
JUNYONG PARK (thirty-27, 29-28 x two) def Marc-Andre Barriault by Unanimous Final decision
South Korean middleweight Junyong Park attained his first UFC victory, decisioning Canada’s Marc-Andre Barriault above a few rounds.
Scores had been 30-27 and 29-28 twice for Seoul’s Park, now 11-four. Quebec City’s Barriault falls to eleven-4.
In a aggressive to start with spherical, it was Park edging it out many thanks to a couple crisp uppercuts and a transient takedown midway through the frame. The sample continued above the following rounds, as very well, with Barriault not steady with his offensive output and Park accomplishing just enough to continue to be a phase forward with his standup and grappling attacks.
DA-UN JUNG def Mike Rodriguez by KO at one:04 in Spherical one
Seoul’s Da-in Jung received his 12th straight in light heavyweight motion, knocking out Mike Rodriguez in 64 seconds.
A experience-out method among the two didn’t past extended, as Jung stepped in with a right hand that place Rodriguez on the mat. The New Englander tried out to get well, but the observe-up pictures from Jung prompted referee Marc Goddard to phase in and halt the combat.
With the gain, Jung improves to 13-2. Rodriguez falls to 10-4 with one NC.
CHARLES JOURDAIN def Dooho Choi by TKO at four:32 in Spherical two
Canadian featherweight prospect Charles Jourdain manufactured a large statement in South Korea, halting community hero Dooho Choi in the next spherical.
Choi fought patiently in the opening round and it labored perfectly for him in the course of most of the frame, as he wobbled Jourdain with a left hand two minutes in and then dropped him halfway as a result of the round with a proper upstairs. Jourdain nevertheless seemed to be wobbly on his legs once he rose, but he retained throwing, and in the closing seconds of the frame he place Choi on the deck with a still left hand.
Jourdain stayed chaotic in the next, with his jab becoming specifically powerful, and while Choi would get his respect with sharp counters, the Quebec native would not be denied, and after putting Choi down once more with a remaining hand, he closed the exhibit with floor strikes that prompted the stoppage by referee Peter Hickmott at 4:32 of round two.
Jourdain ups his history to ten-two with the gain. Busan’s Choi, who was combating for the initial time because January 2018, falls to 14-4.
VOLKAN OEZDEMIR (29-28 x two) def Aleksandar Rakic (29-28) by Split Final decision.
Switzerland’s Volkan Oezdemir snapped the 12-fight profitable streak of fellow mild heavyweight contender Aleksandar Rakic, taking a near split selection victory.
The judges observed it 29-28 two times and 28-29 for the No. eight-rated Oezdemir, now seventeen-4. The No. ten-rated Rakic falls to 12-2.
Rakic arrived out firing and transitioned right into a guillotine choke, but Oezdemir pulled free of charge and battled his foe in the clinch prior to the two broke free. A challenging kick and punch from Rakic followed, and it was clear that the Vienna product was seeking an early night time. With just around two minutes still left, Rakic scored a takedown but Oezdemir got up rapidly and exchanged near-range punches with his foe.
Oezdemir dug in with kicks in the next spherical, inflammation up Rakic’s direct still left leg. Rakic stayed occupied at selection and in the clinch, seemingly unbothered by the kicks, but Oezdemir’s strain and action degree remained constant in the middle 5 minutes and in the final body, proving to be the choosing factor in the bout.
CHAN SUNG JUNG def Frankie Edgar by TKO at 3:eighteen in Spherical 1
Fighting at property in South Korea for the to start with time considering that 2008, Seoul’s Korean Zombie, Chan Sung Jung, thrilled his followers at Busan’s Sajik Arena, halting Frankie Edgar in the initial spherical to place himself squarely in the featherweight title race.
“I want Volkanovski,” claimed Jung, referring to newly crowned 145-pound winner Alexander Volkanovski.
Jung patiently waited for an opening as the struggle commenced, and just after he averted a takedown, he located it, breathtaking Edgar with a shorter remaining upstairs just before dropping the former lightweight winner moments afterwards. Jung moved in for the end and took Edgar’s again, and while the New Jersey indigenous was capable to keep energetic sufficient to avoid the complete and get again to his ft, the bloodied battler was continue to on unsteady legs, and just after a next knockdown, referee Marc Goddard experienced witnessed adequate. The formal time of the stoppage was 3:eighteen of spherical just one.
With the get, the No. six-rated Jung improves to sixteen-5. The No. four-ranked Edgar, who changed the wounded Brian Ortega on limited see, falls to 22-eight-1.