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Derek Brunson scored an enormous knockout win over Lyoto Machida in the primary occasion of UFC Battle Evening 119 in Sao Paulo on Saturday. The combat was stopped within the first spherical after the 2 circled one another for the primary couple minutes.
Machida landed a pleasant shot and was swarming in when Brunson related with an enormous left haymaker out of nowhere and Machida was dazed. Brunson moved in, despatched Machida to the bottom and landed a number of photographs earlier than the referee stopped the combat.
Brunson has now received his final two bouts by first-round knockout, a great turnaround since he misplaced two straight to Robert Whitaker and Anderson Silva in his earlier two fights.
Within the co-main occasion, Colby Convington totally dominated Demian Maia of their three-round combat. Maia might have taken the primary spherical with efficient putting, however he was unable to safe a takedown within the second or third rounds, and Covington began to dominate. By the top of the third, Covington was on high and laying down damaging floor and pound.
Covington talked a variety of trash about Maia, Brazil and Tyron Woodley previous to the combat, and he on the very least managed to again it up on Saturday.
The highlights on the undercard included a pleasant d’arce choke submission from Vicente Luque on Niko Worth within the remaining bout earlier than the primary card and Hacran Dias being upset by Jared Gordon earlier on the cardboard.
Within the first combat on the primary card, John Lineker beat Marlon Vera by way of unanimous determination. Then, Thiago Santos simply barely beat the bell by scoring a TKO victory over Jack Hermansson at four:59 of the primary spherical.
Fan favourite and longtime veteran Jim Miller wasn’t victorious in Brazil, dropping a three-round determination to Francisco
Trinaldo. All three judges went with Trinaldo, 29-28, although it was a aggressive bout. Following that, Pedro Munhoz took down Rob Font, securing a guillotine choke within the first spherical.
Under, you could find the total outcomes from Saturday’s card.
UFC Sao Paulo full combat card outcomes
Middleweight: Derek Brunson def. Lyoto Machida by way of KO at 2:30 of Spherical 1
Welterweight: Colby Covington def. Demian Maia by way of unanimous determination (30-27, 30-26, 29-27)
Bantamweight: Pedro Munhoz def. Rob Font by way of submission (guillotine choke) at four:03 of Spherical 1
Light-weight: Francisco Trinaldo def. Jim Miller by way of unanimous determination (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Middleweight: Thiago Santos vs. Jack Hermansson
Bantamweight: John Lineker vs. Marlon Vera
Weltweight: Vicente Luque def. Niko Worth by way of submission (d’arce choke) at four:08 of Spherical 2
Middleweight: Antônio Carlos Júnior def. Jack Marshman by way of submission (rear-naked choke) at four:30 of Spherical 1
Light-weight: Jared Gordon def. Hacran Dias by way of unanimous determination (29-26, 29-27, 30-26)
Welterweight: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos def. Max Griffin by way of unanimous determination (29-28, 29-27, 29-28)
Flyweight: Deiveson Figueiredo def. Jarred Brooks by way of break up determination (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)
Heavyweight: Marcelo Golm def. Christian Colombo by way of submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:08 of Spherical 2