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turns into a difficult-to-solve heavyweight puzzle. The Frenchman won his second consecutive five-round verdict at the Octagon, making a unanimous decision over former ones Bellator MMA and M-1 Global
champion Alexander Volkov by doing
UFC Fight Night 190 Main event at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Saturday. Gane received scorecards of 50-45, 50-45 and 49-46 from the Cageside judges, ending Volkov’s winning streak with two fights. Victory comes after a 25-minute triumph Jairzinho Rozenstruik last February, which proves that the
MMA factory A member is the rare tall man who can swim consistently in deep waters.
“Volkov is one of the best in the division so I’m really happy,” said Gane.
Volkov (33-9, 7-3 UFC) simply had no answers about his opponent’s superior speed and performance. Gane (9-0, 6-0 UFC) was able to fight at his preferred distance, and he repeatedly marked the Russian with a sharp jab and a straight left turn, gradually increasing his volume and intensity as the fight progressed. Over time, blood began to drip from Volkov’s nose as he absorbed more damage from his opponent. Volkov’s primary reaction was to kick the legs and body, but little disabled “Bon Gamin” who often responded to kicks with his own tool kit.
Following his recent triumph, Gane hinted that he would like to make a leap to the top of the league.
“I’m ready,” said Gane. “I like the challenge.”
Boser spoils the second heavyweight excursion in St. Preux
Tanner Boser grabbed a duel with a knockout victory over the former University of Tennessee football player Ovince St. Preux in a severe inclination. The 29 year old Canadian ended the fight with one knee and a flapping right hand at the 2:31 mark on Round 2. St. Preux, a longtime UFC competitor at 205 pounds, fell 0-2 as the heavyweight.
Boser (20-8-1, 4-3 UFC) set a rapid pace against St. Preux (25-16, 13-11 UFC) in Round 1 and attacked his opponent with kicks in the legs and body and punch combinations above On the other hand, Pruex offered practically no performance in a lackluster opening frame. “OSP” switched on in the second verse when he knocked Boser down near the fence and landed in side control. “The Bulldozer” was able to get back on its feet. Then he extended a shot and made an opening for a knee that injured St. Preux
Knoxville MMA Product staggers onto the canvas, essentially ending the fight.
Valie defeated Barcelos by majority decision
Timur Valieve had just enough volume and activity to get the upper hand
Raoni Barcelos in a matchup of bantamweight prospects to win a highly competitive affair by majority vote. Judges Ron McCarthy and Rick Winter submitted 29-28 scorecards for Valie while Michael Bell saw it 28-28, putting an end to Barcelos’ nine bouts of professional winning streak.
Valliev kept his opponent off balance with movement and superior volume in rounds one and three, consistently finding a home for his right-hand man while avoiding the majority of Barcelos’ offers. While Barcelos (16-2, 5-1 UFC) generally led the dance, his inability to pull the trigger would ultimately haunt him.
Barcelos wrote the most emphatic sequence of the bout in Round 2 when he left Valie hooked. The Brazilian then persistently pursued the goal, topping Valie (18-2, 1 NC, 2-0, 1 NC UFC) again as the Dagestani tried to get back on his feet. Barcelos kept loading ground-and-pound in hopes of the stop, but tired before the end of the frame allowing Valie to survive to the horn. Ultimately, this effort only resulted in a single 10-8 scorecard.
Fili vs. Pineda will not end in any competition due to Eye Poke
An accidental eye peeps past André Fili
ended what turned out to be the showcase appearance of the
Team alpha male steadfast. The unintentional foul left Daniel Pineda unable to continue 46 seconds into round 2, which resulted in the featherweight bout being classified as a no contest.
Fili (21-8, 1 NC, 9-7, 1 NC UFC) unleashed the kitchen sink on Pineda (27-14, 3 NC <4-5, 1 NC UFC) in round 1. Fili wiggled a right hand to Pineda rocked him with a couple of kicks on the head and knocked him over with one kick in the liver. Although Pineda absorbed several shots that could have dropped a lesser fighter, Pineda made it to the end of the picture. However, "The Pit" could not survive the following foul and a doctor in the cage waved a hand when Pineda could not open his left eye during an examination. Pineda protested the verdict vehemently, but it didn't help.
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Means decision against Dalby
Tim thinks won his third consecutive Octagon appearance and reached a three-round verdict on the former
Cage warrior champion Nicolas Dalby in a welterweight bout. “The Dirty Bird” received a trio of 29-28 scorecards from the judges to snap up his opponent’s seven fights unbeaten.
The fighters willingly fought in spurts, but the Fit-SR
The rep kept Dalby off balance with the occasional takedown and clinching to add to his arsenal of body punches, knees, and elbows on his feet. Dalby (19-4-1, 2 NC, 3-3-1, 1 NC UFC) was in the game the entire time and had a chance to turn the tide when he buckled Means (32-12-1, 1 NC , 14-9, 1 NC UFC) with the right hand at the beginning of the 3rd round. A resourceful Means was able to keep his sanity and neutralized his opponent in the clinch for much of the time in order to avoid further danger.
“Moicano” breaks down Herbert
Former featherweight contender Renato Carneiro Hold a grappling clinic on the way to defeating the ex-Cage Warriors ruler Jai Herbert
in a 155 pound fight. “Moicano” forced Herbert to drop one out of the competition Rear-naked choke at the 4:34 mark on lap 2 to improve to 2-1 in the lightweight.
Aside from a few fleeting moments for Herbert on his feet, Carneiro was in complete control. The 32-year-old Brazilian secured several takedowns, switched from one dominant position to the other and punished his opponent with punctual punches and elbows from above. Carneiro (15-4-1, 7-4 UFC) picked up the intensity of his ground-and-pound during the finishing sequence, which created an opening around his arm under Herbert’s (10-3, 0-2 UFC) chin to push for the match ended submission. Carneiro now has eight career triumphs through rear-naked choke.
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