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UFC Fight Night – Josh Emmett and Shane Burgos live up to the hype with epic fights

LAS VEGAS – At the UFC Fight Night on Saturday, the MMA world was thrilled by a feather-light co-main event between Josh Emmett and Shane Burgos. And boy, was it the hype?

Emmett (16-2) and Burgos (13-2) teamed up for an incredibly entertaining affair at the UFC’s apex facility, with Emmett ultimately making a unanimous decision. All three judges scored the fight between 29 and 28 for Emmett after an exciting third round in which he had knocked Burgos down twice.

All fights from UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Volkov can be viewed on ESPN +.

• Curtis Blaydes against Alexander Volkov
• • Josh Emmett against Shane Burgos
• Raquel Pennington against Marion Reneau
• Lyman Good vs. Belal Muhammad
• Jim Miller versus Roosevelt Roberts
• Clay Guida against Bobby Green
• Tecia Torres against Brianna Van Buren
• Marc-Andre Barriault against Oskar Piechota
• Cortney Casey vs. Gillian Robertson
• Frank Camacho vs. Justin Jaynes
• Roxanne Modafferi vs. Lauren Murphy
• Austin Hubbard against Max Rohskopf

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The result was particularly impressive since Emmett appeared to have injured his left knee in the first minute of the fight. The 35-year-old Emmett was a bit unstable on his left leg from that moment, but that didn’t stop him from throwing his typical power punches in all three rounds.

Burgos from New York carried Emmett’s shots well in the first and second round – almost unbelievably well. He routinely went through Emmett’s right to exercise pressure and land his own offense. Burgos might have noticed Emmett’s compromised knee as he aimed at his legs with low kicks. He also banged him several times with a quick, clever right hand that Emmett didn’t see coming.

According to UFC Stats, Burgos Emmett actually overtook overall strikes 155 to 121, although Emmetts apparently did more damage. He struck Burgos with a short left hand just moments after the start of the third round and again with another left hook at the end of the round. Burgos survived the two defeats and even smiled during the first, but they definitely cost him the round.

Emmett fights Team Alpha Male in Sacramento and has now won five of his last six fights, three by knockout. Burgos saw his winning streak break out in three battles.

– Brett Okamoto

Fight in progress:

Heavyweight: Curtis Blaydes (13-2 1 NC, 9-2 1 NC, UFC, -400) against Alexander Volkov (31-7, 5-1 UFC, +320)


Women’s Bantamweight: Raquel Pennington (11-9, 8-5 UFC) defeated Marion Reneau (9-6-1, 5-5-1 UFC) unanimously



Raquel Pennington beats Marion Reneau in the third round on Saturday.

Pennington grew stronger as the battle progressed, and her work against the cage knees to the middle of a Thai clinch weakened Reneau’s strength and secured victory.

Reneau, who was the oldest competitor on the map on her 43rd birthday, had her moments, scored a few takedowns, and landed a few shots from a distance. But as the fight went on and it became a close combat, Pennington showed her strength. She overtook Reneau in the clinch with a lead of 42-12 and built up a lead of 44-17 in body strokes.

These punches slowed Reneau’s response time and allowed Pennington to score with punches on the head.

Two judges scored the fight between 29 and 28 and one between 30 and 27, which was a clean victory for the Colorado couple from Pennington and Tecia Torres. Previously, Torres won her straw weight fight with Brianna Van Buren, also by unanimous decision. It was the first time since 2016 that Pennington and Torres competed on the same UFC card.

Pennington is only 6-5 in the UFC, but all losses came against reigning or former UFC champions. Though she entered the octagon after losing three of her previous four, she is number 8 in the bantamweight of the ESPN women.

Reneau has dropped her last three fights.

– Jeff Wagenheim

Welterweight: Belal Muhammad (17-3, 7-3 UFC) unanimously defeated Lyman Good (21-6, 3-3 UFC)



Belal Muhammad and Lyman Good land streak combinations in round two.

Sometimes the most effective weapon for a fighter is the ability to adapt.

Well, a huge combination ended up in the third. Muhammad was injured on shaky legs. The end seemed near.

“We ran according to plan until he rocked me,” said Muhammad. “Sometimes we have to go to Plan B.”

It turned out that he was relying on his wrestling. Muhammad was able to weather Goods Storm, knock him down, get his back, and survive the rest of the last round. Muhammad maintained a unanimous (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) victory in a highly competitive battle.

Mohammed’s footwork and diversity were key in the first two rounds. Good brought him down, but Muhammad never let him cut the cage and mix it in combinations to keep the power puncher at bay. Good seemed frustrated that Muhammad would not stay in place long enough to land a big shot. In the meantime, Muhammad was able to land combinations and win these two rounds.

Good finally caught up with Muhammad in the third round. He brought him against the cage and landed a tough combination that got Muhammad in trouble. But Muhammad was able to stay on his feet and finally cope with wrestling.

Afterwards Muhammad called out the world weights of Santiago Ponzinibbio and Rafael dos Anjos. Muhammad joked that Ponzinibbio is still in the leaderboard even though he hasn’t fought in “25 years”. Ponzinibbio has not fought because of injuries and illnesses since December 2018.

31-year-old Muhammad has won three times in a row and seven times in a row. The only opponent he lost to during that time was Geoff Neal, with whom he trained during that camp at Fortis MMA in Dallas. Muhammad, who is from Chicago, is in third place with the most UFC welterweight wins (8) since 2016 according to ESPN Stats & Info. Only Vicente Luque (10) and Champion Kamaru Usman (9) have more.

The 35-year-old Good got into this fight for the death of his father Lyman Good II. Good was originally supposed to fight Muhammad in April, but Good was tested positive for COVID-19. He fully recovered in late April, but was the first UFC fighter to announce that he was positive for COVID-19.

– Marc Raimondi

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Catchweight (160 pounds): Jim Miller (32-14 1 NC, 21-13 1 NC) defeated Roosevelt Roberts (10-2, 4-2 UFC) in the first round

Who doesn’t love her, Jim Miller?

The 12-year-old UFC veteran scored his 21st win in the Octagon by sending Roberts 2:25 into his 160-pound catchweight battle via armbar. The win put Miller in third place on the UFC winning list of all time, followed by Demian Maia (22) and Donald Cerrone (23).

36-year-old Miller put Roberts in a difficult position in the first seconds when he kicked the young prospect off his feet. Miller, who now has 18 submission wins on his resume, advanced to the top position and then switched to an arm bar when Roberts tried to climb from below. It is the first time that Roberts has ended his career.

Saturday was also Miller’s 35th fight in the UFC, which put him in a tie for the record with Cerrone. In addition, Miller, at nine, holds the record for most first-round submission wins in the modern UFC era. All four of his last victories were actually submitted in the first round.

“It means the most to me, it really does,” said Miller. “I feel the weight on my shoulders to do the right things and to live my life and maintain that respect because I deserve how I wear myself. When boys wear the belt around their waist and over the years there have been competitors and coaches who have coaches against me come up to me and show me this respect, it’s amazing, I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

“I feel like I have a responsibility towards the Roosevelts, the guys who show up. I’m not perfect, I don’t do everything perfectly and that’s obvious, but I do it with the utmost respect for the athletes with whom it is Octagon is shared I have a feeling that we need it, especially in relation to the current state of affairs in 2020. Just to show some respect for people who grind right next to you, and their loops could be a bit different, their path might be a little different, but everyone is concerned with things.

“I have been dealing with Lyme disease for a few years and battled some guys who fought for the title and were former champions when I was dealing with it and I would not take it back. I would not take any of it.” back because I saw the other fights that other fighters had to fight with, just because mine are different, it doesn’t mean mine are tougher. I love this sport, I miss the fans, it’s a shame not to have that. It’s ready to blow your ass and get into the octagon and earn that place. Nobody gets it. You have to earn it and get out of here and take part in competitions. It is not easy, it is not an easy lifestyle and I have a lot of respect for everyone who does it. “

– Okamoto

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Lightweight: Bobby Green (25-10-1, 6-5-1 UFC) defeated Clay Guida (35-16, 15-13 UFC) unanimously



Clay Guida must have enough strength to lift Bobby Green off the mat and knock him down, and the two continue to fight.

Green left the octagon with a decision in his pocket, but his fighting style even in victory made you understand why he had gone into the cage with just one win in his last seven fights.

While Guida went forward for three laps, Green stood motionless with his hands by his side for longer distances, relying on his fast hands and strong defensive wrestling to pick up Guida’s entries. Green earned the judges’ nod – two scored 29-28 and third 30-27 – by overtaking Guida by a large margin. He landed 85 significant goals for Guida’s 23. But Green had outwitted his last two opponents and still lost both fights.

Green, whose disappointment with the judges’ decisions helped him retire from the sport in 2018, had to fight from his back after the relentless Guida landed three takedowns. But Green fended off nine more attempts, and even when caught on the canvas, he didn’t absorb hits from Guida.

While Green seemed laconic from a distance, he did some of his best clinching work and landed 16 goals from this position. Guida landed zero.

For Guida, it was his 14th UFC loss, the second most common in history behind Jeremy Stephens ’17. Guida, 38, fought in his 29th UFC fight, the seventh ever.

“To fight a legend, I hit a Hall of Famer,” said Green. “That’s great.

“To be honest, I always try to keep my numbers higher than the other fighters [but] He was able to get these shutdowns going, so I wasn’t sure how they would judge things. They look like they can say he doesn’t do anything to them, he holds me more and it’s not even a good position. He doesn’t score, so thank God they could see these things. “

– Wagenheim

Straw weight: Tecia Torres (11-5, 7-5 UFC) defeats Brianna Van Buren (9-3, 1-1 UFC)



Tecia Torres overpowered Brianna Van Buren in the second round of her fight with multiple strikes.

On at least two previous occasions, Torres seemed to be fighting for the UFC women’s straw weight title – unless he became the division’s champion. This is how high people valued her when she launched the 115-pound weight class for women in 2014.

On Saturday, Torres showed the version of itself in which people thought of gold. Torres showed brilliant brilliance in a unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) against Van Buren to lose in four fights.

Van Buren checked the early start of the first lap, pushed Torres against the cage and looked for takedowns. It was clear that Van Buren, who trains with people like Daniel Cormier at the American Kickboxing Academy, wanted to get things on the floor. Torres never allowed that to happen.

At the end of the first, Torres had her groove, dared Van Buren’s attempts to shut down, and let her limbs – all of them – fly in the strike department. She injured Van Buren with combinations when she broke out of a clinch towards the end of the first and never really looked back afterwards.

Torres’ hands and kicks were just too quick. In the second, she landed a great deal of excitement and solid left hands, with Van Buren coming in. Torres let go of her kicks in the third and found a home for kicking the left body and kicking the front of the body. Van Buren had no answer to the speed in the middle of the cage.

30-year-old Torres has not won since beating Michelle Waterson at UFC 218 on December 2, 2017. During these four fights, Torres lost to current champion Zhang Weili and former champions Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Jessica Andrade. The Massachusetts-born American, who lives and trains in Colorado, now has seven straw-weight UFC victories and four more in second place in the division’s history.

The 26-year-old Van Buren had six wins. Born in California, the Invicta FC women won the straw weight title in May 2019 by winning a tournament after fighting three times in a single night.

“I have some heavy losses, they were not bad losses, they are against champions,” said Torres. “If you’re in there against champions and do what I did and you didn’t get the s — beat from you, I think you still need to talk about it. I wanted this victory, I need this victory somehow and I got it.

“I really thought she was trying to take me down and grab me all the time, and she did, I don’t think she wanted to hit me. No question, I’m still relatively young, I’ve been a long time in sports, but I’m 30 and my body is capable. I want to take that title shot, I want to be champion. I really think I can be champion. I just have to do it. “

– – Raimondi

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Middleweight: Marc-Andre Barriault (12-4, 1-3 UFC) defeated Oskar Piechota (11-4-1, 2-4 UFC) by TKO in the third round



Marc-Andre Barriault lands a right hand on Oskar Piechota in the first round.

It took a lot longer than he would have liked, but Quebec’s Barriault has finally got his first win in the UFC.

The Canadian middleweight division ended Piechota via TKO at 4:50 a.m. of the second round after injuring him with an uppercut and a right cross on the fence. Piechota eventually dropped to one knee and then fell on his back, prompting referee Chris Tognoni to intervene. It is Barriault’s first win in four trips to the UFC Octagon.

It was obvious that Barriault wanted to put Piechota under pressure from the opening bell, and he did so effectively. With his right hand, he found a permanent home and mixed in his elbows when the action was over. Piechota really didn’t have a good answer. He landed a couple of his own overcuts and an occasional bump to slow Barriult’s pressure, but spent most of the fight with his back near the fence.

30-year-old Barriault recorded his first win since September 2018. Piechota’s misery in the UFC continues as he has ended in four consecutive fights.

“Like I said, all this crazy time I’m just working on myself, I’m reconnecting to my old route, so I’m here with my old team, the best version of me, so you saw it all tonight” said Barriault. “I worked a lot on my mindset just to reconnect my body and mind. Just to be in the moment, just floating with everything, not thinking too much, just doing everything.”

“I felt like he was strong in the first round, so he hit me with a few good strokes, but I stayed calm and only worked on the game board. The game board was to let go of everything, be confident and just work . ” Timing and let go of your hands so I did that.

“If the UFC gives me this type of opponent, I will give a very good show. My last three fights, these types were kind of, they taste my strength immediately, so they just wrestle me. Right now, I want to fight, I want more, let’s go. “

– Okamoto

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Women’s flyweight: Gillian Robertson (8-4, 5-2 UFC) defeats Cortney Casey (9-8, 5-7 UFC) by a bare choke in the third round



The second round is hot as Gillian Robertson and Cortney Casey exchange punches and then go to the ground for violent clashes.

It looked like the fight was going to be three rounds of the same kind, with Robertson dominating Casey with ground control, but with little danger of getting it done. Then, as the last seconds passed, Robertson suddenly grabbed a bare choke and got the tapout at 4:32 from lap 3.

So Robertson continued her run to end each of her seven UFC fights. It was her fourth submission, the highest in UFC women’s history. According to ESPN Stats & Information, it was the last interruption in UFC women’s history that lasted 24 seconds.

Before the choke, all three rounds were almost identical. On rounds 1 and 2, Robertson picked up a couple of crisp right hands before putting Casey on the canvas before the round was one minute old. It took Robertson a little more time to get on the mat on lap 3, but just like the first two laps, she kept control the rest of the way.

Robertson kept improving her position, and the best thing Casey could do for the most part was to regain the full or half watch. She tried an arm bar in the middle of the last lap, but Robertson didn’t seem to have any problems. Then Robertson regained control and ended the job.

“I actually saw a table that said I was equal to Ronda Rousey last week [in submissions]and I thought holy s — that’s great, “said Robertson.” Well, to see that I have the most submissions in UFC history for women, it’s just stunning, it’s just the beginning of my career. I will set this record and push it further so that nobody can break it.

“I definitely knew the arm bar would be dangerous and she would start the whole fight with it. I felt like she kept trying. When she actually did, she had her fingers here on the inside of my glove, so she did I retracted my arm more by pulling my glove so I said something to the referee but in the end it doesn’t matter of course. I’m still there to fight. I’m there to fight to death. So I am satisfied with it and until then I will consistently get on my throat. “

– – Wagenheim

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Lightweight: Justin Jaynes (16-4, 1-0 UFC) defeated Frank Camacho (22-9, 2-5 UFC) by TKO in the first round

When Jaynes woke up three days ago, he wasn’t even on the UFC list. With very few MMA events taking place outside of the UFC due to the coronavirus pandemic, he said he was just “all depressed”.

Now, less than 72 hours later, he has a Knockout on the Highlight role on his UFC debut that lasted less than a minute.

Jaynes landed four huge left hooks – and a few hard right hands between them – to stop TKO’s Camacho after 41 seconds of the first lap. Jaynes was used here when Matt Frevola, Camacho’s first opponent, was pulled off the map because his Cornerman had tested positive for COVID-19.

“I’m just waiting to wake up from a dream,” said Jaynes.

Jaynes now faces the second fastest goal for a debutant in UFC lightweight history with Charles Oliveira. Diego Ferreira has the fastest goal (38 seconds).

Jaynes, 30, has been a professional MMA fighter since 2013 and has been a regular at Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas for more than a decade. So far, he had never been shot in the UFC. Jaynes is from Michigan and has won a total of five times in a row. He had previously fought for regional WXC funding in his home country. Jaynes has won nine of his last ten with seven placements.

The 31-year-old Camacho has now fallen twice in a row. The Guam resident is known for his exciting fights, but has only had one win since 2017.

“I can’t say I’m surprised, I knew what the game plan was, come in my pocket and throw some heat,” said Jaynes. “If he gets caught early, he gets caught early, if he gets caught late, he gets caught late. I’m glad we’re in, we’re outside, I’m happy about it, can’t say I’m not happy about that.

“I feel like the most overlooked fighter. I hope with this achievement that people will no longer overlook me. As you said, Frank is a sports veteran, it is his seventh UFC fight, I am one Frank’s fan, it was an honor to be in the cage with him. I’m super excited. “

– Raimondi

Women’s flyweight: Lauren Murphy (13-4, 5-4 UFC) defeated Roxanne Modafferi (24-18, 3-6 UFC) unanimously



Lauren Murphy catches Roxanne Modafferi with a right-hand kick that causes her to trip in the second round.

Murphy extended her winning streak to three with a clear unanimous decision over the former title challenger.

According to UFC stats, Murphy beat Modafferi 108 to 102 and wiggled it with a short right hand in the second round. Modafferi pushed forward during the fight, but repeatedly kicked Murphy’s right hand. She entered the clinch several times, but Murphy was able to defend these positions well and detach.

Murphy, who fights out of Texas, has played a role in the past year. The 36-year-old had had angry victories in her last two fights against Mara Romero Borella and Andrea Lee. Her four overall UFC flyweight victories are second place ever behind current champions Valentina Shevchenko and Katlyn Chookagian.

Modafferi continues its trend of alternating gains and losses going back to 2017.

“I currently have the longest flyweight winning streak and all of my wins are above average opponents,” said Murphy. “Nobody else in flyweight can say that. I beat number 12, I beat Andrea Lee and she was ranked 7th and I was a 4-1 outsider in this fight. I think I was the outsider. Indeed I’ve been the outsider in every fight I’ve had in flyweight and I think almost every fight I’ve had in bantam. I’m 4-1 in this division and my last three victories are superior opponents, my only ones The loss goes to someone who is now bantamweight and unbeaten in flyweight. I definitely deserve a place in the top 5, I think I deserve a place on the women’s pound-for-pound list and I want to go up against Cynthia Calvillo next fight.

“She’s the girl to beat at the moment. She’s a really, really excellent fighter. She went straight to the division and took second place. I think that’s a great matchup for me. I think , I can hit her and I want to. ” to show everyone that I can. “

– Okamoto

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Lightweight: Austin Hubbard (12-4, 2-2 UFC) defeated Max Rohskopf (5-1, 0-1 UFC) by TKO in the second round



Austin Hubbard relies on the combinations to overwhelm Max Rohskopf in the second round.

Hubbard resisted an early storm from Rohskopf, but in the end that was all Rohskopf had in his UFC debut. Hubbard hit him in a one-sided second round and Rohskopf gave up on his chair at the end of the round.

Rohskopf came in with a hype train. Although he had only five professional fights, he had won them all by submission. And early on he showed the pedigree of his training with the extraordinary grappler Robert Drysdale at Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas, brought Hubbard twice in trouble on the mat in the opening round and threatened to send in. But Hubbard escaped both times and let Rohskopf pay with solid punch and kick combinations. At the end of the round, Hubbard’s confidence rose and Rohskopf’s faded.

The second round started with hope for Rohskopf, who started this fight 10 days in advance. Within the first five seconds, he brought the fight back to the screen. But Hubbard got up quickly and from then on it was one-way traffic. Hubbard, who trains with the Elevation team in Denver, put it on the rough head – leg kicks, body punches, bumps, straight right hands. When the horn sounded, Rohskopf was bloody and limp. And then he told his corner men that he was done.

According to UFC Stats, Hubbard Rohskopf led in the second round with 45: 6 in significant goals.

“I saw him shake his head and heard the referee say, ‘It’s over’ and I thought, ‘What really?’ I’ve never seen this before, I’m not complaining, I’ve reached the goal, so I’m taking it, “said Hubbard. “When I immediately showed up from these takedowns and he couldn’t control me at all, especially when he surprised me a little on those roles where he got my legs. I defended them and got out and got out pretty quickly and I think it was scared him.

“I think he noticed that he was a bit over his head and I also think that he knew that he had nothing on my feet and I had a lot for him. He is a very talented person, many good qualities , but he’s still very green in his career, he’s 5-0. There’s a lot to learn. I think someone told me that he fought an opponent over 500. This is the next level. I have fought a lot of people who were really good before me i came here to the ufc i won several regional titles before i came here to the ufc and i’m really thankful for it i got 10-2 in the UFC came, which seems a bit long, it was longer than I wanted at the time, but it gave me the experience that I have to be here now and I’m super grateful for that and looking forward to the future. “

Brian Butler, Manager von Rohskopf, sagte, Rohskopf “litt unter Müdigkeit aufgrund der kurzfristigen Gewichtsreduktion in Kombination mit einer bereits bestehenden Rasenzehenverletzung und konnte beide nicht überwinden. Er wird sich eine Auszeit nehmen, um zu heilen.”

– Wagenheim

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