UFC Struggle Evening: Cory “The Sandman” Sandhagen (United States)- (50-45, 49-46) defeated Marlon “Chito” Vera (Ecuador)- (48-47) by a cut up determination on Sunday (March 26) on the AT&T Middle in San Antonio, Texas. This struggle within the Bantamweight division was the primary occasion of UFC Struggle Evening. Within the co-main occasion within the girls’s Bantamweight division, former champion Holly Holm (United States) defeated Yana Santos (Russia) by unanimous determination (30-26, 30-27, 30-27).
Predominant occasion: Cory Sandhagen vs Marlon Vera (Bantamweight division)
Cory Sandhagen, the quantity 5 contender, used all 5 rounds of the struggle to punch and swarm Marlon Vera en path to an exhilarating victory. Sandhagen dominated the primary two rounds by placing Vera on the canvas and roughing him up from the highest place. Vera appeared pissed off with the American’s fixed stance-switching and skill to assault with out resetting. The Ecuadorian had hassle discovering his tempo, and Sandhagen took benefit of it with mixtures and takedowns. On the finish of the struggle, the judges gave the choice to Sandhagen.
Within the post-fight interview, the American known as out the #1 contender Merab Dvalishvili. “I am tremendous grateful. It was a blast preventing in entrance of a crowd once more. I am sorry it wasn’t a KO such as you had been anticipating, however the dude’s laborious to hit. That is the way you beat Chito; Chito’s fighter. [Calling out] Merab, you are hungry, I’ve bought one thing so that you can eat… and it would not style good!” Sandhagen stated.
Co-main occasion: Holly Holm vs Yana Santos (Bantamweight division)
Holly Holm, the previous girls’s bantamweight champion and present quantity 3 contender within the division, defeated Yana Santos by unanimous determination. Each fighters ran degree for the opening half of the primary spherical earlier than Holm began to search out her vary and land cleaner blows on Santos. Within the second spherical of this bout, Holm capitalised on a Santos slip to entice the Russian on the canvas, the place she briefly labored from the mounted crucifix place and almost discovered a end.
Within the third spherical, Holm returned the struggle to the ground, persevering with to dominate via to the ultimate horn. Thought-about to be among the finest feminine boxers of all time, Holm’s management all through the struggle earned her a unanimous determination on the scorecards.
“You by no means know, I am all the time making an attempt to provide you with one thing new. I am comfortable to be again! I would like to have the ability to adapt wherever the struggle goes. I needed to strike extra, however she was holding so tight, so I went to wrestling. [To return to champion] I’ve bought to maintain working laborious,” Holm stated within the post-fight interview.
Listed here are the outcomes of the opposite fights in UFC Struggle Evening on Sunday
> Daniel Pineda defeats Tucker Lutz by submission (guillotine choke) at 2.50 of spherical 2.
> Albert Duraev (29-28, 29-28) defeats Chidi Njokuani (29-28) by a cut up determination.
> Maycee Barber (29-28, 30-27) defeats Andrea Lee (29-28) by a cut up determination.
> Nate Landwehr defeats Austin Lingo by submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:11 of spherical 2.
> Victor Altamirano defeats Vinicius Salvador by unanimous determination (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
> CJ Vergara defeats Daniel Lacerda by TKO (strikes) at 4.04 of spherical 2.
> Trevin Giles (29-28, 29-28) defeats Preston Parsons by a cut up determination (29-28).
> Lucas Alexander defeats Steven Peterson by unanimous determination (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
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