Liverpool welterweight Danny Roberts nabbed his third Octagon victory at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland on Sunday, stopping Detroit’s Bobby Nash within the second spherical of their UFC Battle Night time bout.
Roberts’ hanging was on the right track within the first spherical, however Nash was proper behind him because of some onerous kicks, nevertheless it was two takedowns within the ultimate two minutes that left Roberts with lots to consider it.
However by spherical two, Roberts was easily avoiding takedown makes an attempt, and as Nash drained, his protection opened up, permitting a left hand by the Brit to place him on the deck with a bit of over a minute left. A surprised Nash took a pair floor strikes, and that was it, as referee Wealthy Mitchell stopped the competition at three:fifty nine of the second body.
SEERY vs. PANTOJA
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Neil Seery’s ultimate MMA struggle didn’t finish with the end result he needed, however the Dublin flyweight went out preventing in his conflict towards Alexandre Pantoja, who secured the win by way of third-spherical submission.
The 37-yr-previous Seery, a fighter’s fighter who all the time gave his all contained in the Octagon, retires with a sixteen-thirteen professional document.
Seery was Seery within the first spherical, urgent ahead and staying busy, however Pantoja was even busier, and he landed a number of punches, kicks and knees to take an early lead. By the halfway level of the second spherical, although, it was the Irishman starting to land extra of his blows, and the tide was slowly turning.
Not surprisingly, with Seery within the final spherical of his profession, he got here out slugging for the third body, however Pantoja well broke up the exchanges with a takedown. Quickly, Pantoja was within the mount, after which he took Seery’s again. A rear bare choke adopted, forcing Seery to faucet out at 2:31 of the ultimate body.
The No. 14-ranked Pantoja improves to 18-2 with the win.
BOFANDO vs. WARD
It was a weird end, however welterweight debutant Galore Bofando will take it, as he slammed his option to a primary-spherical knockout of Charlie Ward.
Bofando fired off kicks from all angles because the bout started, giving Ward few possibilities to reply. With three minutes left, the Irishman did get shut sufficient to clinch together with his opponent, however when Bofando threw him to the mat, Ward landed on his head and was surprised. Bofando capitalized with comply with-up strikes, prompting referee Marc Goddard to halt the bout on the 2:10.
London’s Bofando strikes to five-2; Dublin’s Ward falls to three-three.
HENRY vs. TEYMUR
Edinburgh’s Danny Henry thrilled his house nation followers in his light-weight bout towards Daniel Teymur, getting by means of some tough early moments to win a unanimous choice within the matchup of Octagon newcomers.
Scores have been 29-28 twice and 29-26.
An enormous proper hand received issues getting in a rush for Sweden’s Teymur (6-1), however Henry shook off the blow and fired again with a proper of his personal. The correct and busy Teymur continued to land, and solely Henry’s metal chin stored him within the struggle. With beneath three minutes left, the bout went to the mat, however after a stall within the motion, referee Grant Waterman restarted the bout with a minute remaining.
Within the second spherical for the primary time in his profession, Teymur appeared to be okay cardio clever as he continued to throw strikes with abandon. However halfway via the spherical, Henry surprised Teymur and commenced to take over, almost ending the bout with strikes after which with a rear bare choke.
With the gang cheering him on, Henry (eleven-2) calmly attacked the sport however exhausted Teymur, and within the second minute the bout went again to the mat, with “The Hatchet” in search of the submission in between floor strikes. Remarkably, Teymur survived the spherical, however the win clearly went to Henry.
JOHNS vs. MORALES
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In a battle of bantamweight prospects, Brett Johns remained unbeaten with a shutout three-spherical unanimous choice over Albert Morales.
Scores have been 30-27 twice and 30-25.
After some even standup exchanges to start out the bout, Johns took the battle to the mat on the one-minute mark and he stored Morales pinned there for the remainder of the spherical, utilizing his floor and pound assault to nullify the assault of the Californian.
There was extra of the identical within the second and third, with Johns utilizing strong putting to arrange a dominating floor assault, and whereas an arm triangle try by the Welshman got here up brief, there was no query who the winner was when the ultimate scores have been tallied.
With the win, Swansea’s Johns strikes to 14-zero; Morales, who was a late alternative for Mitch Gagnon, falls to 7-2-1.
SMITH vs. LEMOS
Bantamweight veteran Leslie Smith delivered her normal livid assault within the opener, and whereas newcomer Amanda Lemos tried to maintain up, “The Peacemaker” was an excessive amount of as she scored a second-spherical TKO victory.
Lemos (6-1-1) received off to a quick begin because of exhausting leg kicks and crisp counters, however by the center of the body, the Brazilian seemed to be tiring beneath the strain of Smith. Lemos did get again on the board late, although, as she scored a takedown simply earlier than the horn.
The tireless Smith (10-7-1) stored the warmth on as quickly as spherical two began, and regardless that the Californian obtained reduce over the best eye, she had Lemos virtually utterly on the defensive, and because the strikes added up with out response, referee Wealthy Mitchell had no selection however to cease the battle at 2:fifty three of the second stanza.