European middleweights clashed within the Octagon at Area Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico Metropolis Saturday night time, with Norway’s Jack Hermansson scoring a primary-spherical stoppage of England’s Brad Scott that earned “The Joker” his second consecutive knockout win.

Trying to implement his floor recreation, Hermansson received his want with a takedown within the second minute, and from there, Scott had no solutions, as he was flattened out after which subjected to a collection of unanswered floor strikes that left referee Bladimir Puga no selection however to cease the battle on the three:50 mark of spherical one.


No. 12-ranked flyweight contender Dustin Ortiz scored the quickest end in UFC flyweight historical past, stopping Hector Sandoval in 15 seconds.

Sandoval was trying to brawl because the bout started, and whereas he caught Ortiz with a pair arduous photographs, the equalizer was Ortiz’ proper hand, which put Sandoval to a knee. One other proper adopted and the Uruapan native hit the deck face first. Three extra hammerfists adopted and referee Jerin Valel referred to as a cease to the struggle.

Franklin, Tennessee’s Ortiz strikes to 17-7 with the win; Sandoval falls to 14-four.


Bantamweight submission wizard Rani Yahya confirmed off his floor recreation as soon as once more when he confronted Henry Briones, forcing the Mexico native to faucet out within the first spherical.

Yahya acquired it to the mat within the opening mat and shortly went looking for submissions, first a choke, then a kimura, and it was the kimura that hit paydirt, with Briones tapping out on the 2:01 mark.

Brasilia’s Yahya strikes to 24-9 with 1 NC; Tijuana’s Briones falls to 19-7-1.


In a gathering of former TUF Latin America forged mates, Jose Quinonez shut out Diego Rivas over three rounds.

All three judges noticed the bantamweight bout 30-27.

Quinonez (7-2) was in management from the beginning and he by no means yielded that management to Chile’s Rivas (7-1), who was preventing for the primary time since a 2016 bout with most cancers.

Primarily utilizing a slick stick and transfer assault, Zacatecas’ Quinonez did exhibit some spectacular floor-and-pound work within the second, and within the third, his floor protection was sharp as he held off Rivas’ final makes an attempt at turning the battle round.


Extremely touted Workforce Alpha Male product Joseph Morales lived as much as the hype in his UFC debut submitting fellow debutant Roberto Sanchez in a conflict of unbeaten flyweight prospects.

Sanchez acquired a takedown 30 seconds into the struggle and was capable of management the motion there till the halfway level of the spherical, when Morales rose after which knocked Sanchez down with a left-proper. Morales chased after the knockout, however he ended up profitable the battle on the bottom, as he sunk in a rear bare choke that pressured Sanchez to faucet out at three:fifty six of spherical one.

Sacramento’s Morales improves to 9-zero; Houston’s Sanchez falls to 7-1.


MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - AUGUST 05:  (R-L) <a href='../fighter/jordan-rinaldi'>Jordan Rinaldi</a> punches <a href='../fighter/alvaro-herrera'>Alvaro Herrera</a> of Mexico in their welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Arena Ciudad de Mexico on August 5, 2017 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/)Light-weight veteran Jordan Rinaldi picked up his first UFC win within the opener, shortly submitting Alvaro Herrera.

Rinaldi almost received caught himself as he went to the mat after getting briefly rocked. However after the Charlotte product escaped a choke by Herrera, he sunk in his personal Von Flue choke that produced a faucet out at 2:01 of the opening body.

Rinaldi strikes to thirteen-5 with the win; Guadalajara’s Herrera falls to 9-5.