The first UFC PPV of 2022 is here.
We have 11 fight card including two championship fights.
In the co-main event, we have Brandon Moreno deafening his flyweight belt against Deiveson Figueiredo in the first trilogy fight in UFC flyweight history.
In the main event we the heavyweight title between champion Francis Ngannou and undefeated interim champion Ciryl Gane.
We had two cancelled bouts on the weigh-in day.
Illa Topruia was withdrawn due to weight cutting issues.
Rodolfo Viera pulled out due to an undisclosed medical issue.
Francis Ngannou vs Ciryl Gane Heavyweight Title Fight – Franncis Ngannou wins via uniamous decision 48-47 48-47 49-46 on the score card.
Brandon Moreno vs Deiveson Figueiredo Flyweight Title Fight – Deiveson Figueiredo wins via unanimous decision 48-47 on call cards.
Michel Pereira vs Andre Fialho – Michael Pereira wins via unanimous decision 29-28 on all cards.
Cody Stamann vs Said Nurmagomeov – Said Nurmagomeov wins via guillotine at 47 seconds of round 1.
Michael Morales vs Trevin Giles – Michael Morales wins via knockout at 4 minutes 6 seconds of round 1.
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Raoni Barcelos vs Victor Henry – Victor Henry wins via unanimous decision 30-27 on all cards.
Jack Della Maddalena vs Pete Rodriguez – Jack Della Maddalena wins via knockout at 2 minutes 59 seconds of round 1.
Tony Gravely vs Saimon Oliveira – Tony Gravely wins via unanimous decision 30-27 on all cards.
Matt Frevola vs Genaro Valdez – Matt Frevola wins via knockout at 3 minutes 15 seconds of round 1.
Vanessa Demopoulos vs Silvana Gomez Juarez – Vanessa Demopoulos wins via arm bar at 2 minutes 25 seconds of round 1
Jasmine Jasudavicius vs Kay Hansen – Jasmine Jasudavicius wins via unianimous decision 30-27 29-28 29-28 on the score card
Fight of the night: Brandon Moreno vs Deiveson Figueiredo.
Peformance of the night: Said Nurgomedov and Vanessa Demopoulos.
UFC 270 certainly had some suprises.
I don’t think anyone expect Francis to lose the first two rounds on the feet.
Just to spend the remaining 15 minutes out grappling Ciryl.
It wasn’t very technical or fun to watch.
But it was extremely effective in keeping Ciryl grounded and making him unable to score any points.
In the fight of the night Figgy was able to win through landing the harder the strikes.
I found the fight very hard to score other than round 3 which i gave to Figueiredo.
Dropping Moreno twice with some extremely hard strikes.
Moreno was far more active through out the fight pushing the pace most of the fight.
But he just didn’t have the power to effect Fiegueredo’s game.
Not landing anything significant enough to seem fight changing.
The rest of the card showcased the talent of a lot of fighter.
Said Nurmagomedov showed he’s ready for top 15 talent.
His extremely dynamic kicking game and rapid offensive.
Forced Stamann to take a poor double leg shot leading to the submission.
The young Michael Morales showed he’s belongs in the UFC taking out tough vet Trevin Giles.
Showing that he’s fast and has a lot of power.
Most impressive was Victor Henry.
The 34 year old came in on his debut and took out Raoni Barcelos just by completely out working him.
Barcelos is close to the stack top 15 all bantamweight, and Henry just made Barcelos fight at his pace and range.
He’s earn a top 15 opponant with that performance.
At 34 years he needs to get a move on, and gets some more wins put together.
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