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The Exact Winners and Losers From UFC 275

Lyle Fitzsimmons@@fitzbitzTwitter LogoFeatured Columnist IIIJune 12, 2022

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    But some other week, some other continent.

    The UFC traveled from final week’s display camouflage in the Nevada desolate tract to a subsequent Saturday on the Southeast Asian coastline with a focus on with to Singapore Indoor Stadium for an 11-bout card headlined by a pair of championship suits.

    Ageless mild heavyweight Glover Teixeira headlined the 5-bout pay-per-reflect fragment of the display camouflage billed as UFC 275 with a defense in opposition to 2nd-ranked 205-pound putting specialist Jirí Prochazka. In the meantime, coping with the 2nd share of the title doubleheader changed into flyweight queen Valentina Shevchenko, who faced fourth-ranked challenger Taila Santos.

    ESPN+ handled broadcasting duties with a 3-man stutter crew of Jon Anik, Michael Bisping and Daniel Cormier, while Megan Olivi worked the periphery with characteristic gadgets and breaking news for a display camouflage that changed into shown at some point soon of mid-morning native time.

    The B/R fight sports crew changed into on the clock for its definitive list of the display camouflage’s winners and losers. and we invite you to scroll by, reflect what we came up with and plunge some extent of view or two of your accept as true with in the comments.

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    It essentially shouldn’t have took whisper.

    Because no person who looked like Jirí Prochazka, both exhausted from
    his first day out to the fifth spherical and bleeding from a lengthy jagged minimize above his
    left be taught about, will deserve to were ready to compose what he did.

    But he did. And he’s got a shimmering novel belt to display camouflage for it.

    The Czech fighter earned the UFC’s mild
    heavyweight championship in his first title-fight opportunity, combating by
    a gritty 42-three hundred and sixty five days-outdated faculty Glover Teixeira to bag a dramatic rear-bare choke
    submission with appropriate 28 seconds closing.

    “That fight from delivery to compose changed into legendary,” Cormier
    acknowledged. “It had everything from delivery to compose, and you comprehend it’s going straight
    to the Hall of Standing. This can hasten down in history books as one of essentially the most inviting.”

    The punishment each man sustained left him minimize and bloody,
    however the violence changed into per chance surpassed by the drama on memoir of Prochazka changed into
    seemingly on his system to a scorecard loss had he now not gotten the compose.

    One make a call had Teixeira up 39-37, some other had it 38-37, and a
    third had it 38-38 at the time of the stoppage. Had the now-outdated faculty champion won
    the final spherical, which he looked as if it would be on his system to doing before Prochazka scrambled
    to assemble the submission whisper, he’d have retained the belt.

    Teixeira had him badly harm early in the fifth and got him
    to the mat with about two minutes closing, however the challenger kicked off the
    fence to assemble whisper, then snaked his good arm below his opponent’s chin to
    plot the submission at 4: 32.

    “I’m willing to total it in the foremost or fifth spherical,” he acknowledged. “It
    doesn’t topic when, and it doesn’t topic which methodology. It came naturally. I
    waited for the moment and what opportunity changed into before me. It’s unbelievable. It changed into
    a accurate battle. Glover is a accurate warrior. And I love that.”

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    Whew. That changed into shut.

    Though Valentina Shevchenko entered the evening as a prohibitive
    accepted in opposition to fourth-ranked challenger Taila Santos, she needed to maintain quite a lot of
    takedowns and fight off a handful of submission attempts to build up previous the
    obvious Brazilian by a split decision of their 5-spherical co-essential match.

    Shevchenko changed into a 48-47 winner on one card and a 49-46 victor
    on some other, while Santos changed into given a dissenting 48-47 bag on a third. B/R’s
    card matched the initial tally with a 48-47 nod for the champion.

    The shut to-omit came 184 days after Amanda Nunes—the accurate
    fighter to beat Shevchenko in the final 12 years—misplaced her bantamweight title in
    an honest upset to Julianna Pena.

    “It changed into easy tense,” Shevchenko acknowledged. “I’m never joyful
    with my performances, but I left my coronary heart on this Octagon tonight. I expected
    to grapple and strike, and he or she changed into very solid.”

    Indeed, Santos website the tone in the opening spherical when the
    fight went to the floor after a failed Shevchenko throw. As a substitute, the challenger
    made quite a lot of attempts to right rear-bare chokes and neck cranks. She changed into on
    top when things went horizontal again in Spherical 2 but wasn’t ready to plan the
    whisper, and the warring parties had been stood up by referee Jason Herzog midway by
    the spherical.

    But some other website of choke attempts came in the third as Santos
    took attend at some point soon of grappling exchanges, but she sustained heavy harm to
    her good be taught about from an unintentional head conflict unhurried in the spherical, and he or she looked tired
    as Shevchenko zeroed in with strikes by the fourth and into the fifth.

    The crew booed the decision, but Santos didn’t rant.

    “I’m able to’t bitch about selections or something else, and here’s now not
    the final time you’re going to set a matter to me fight for a belt,” she acknowledged. “I’m willing
    for the next one. I couldn’t essentially reflect. I seen two Valentinas, and I tried to hit
    the one in the guts.”

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    Ragged strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk changed into hoping for 2 things.

    First, she wished a purchase to avenge a loss by the hands of Zhang Weili of their classic first fight 27 months prior to now. And 2nd, she wished that purchase to build up her support into the title train in a weight class she’d ruled from 2015 to 2017.

    As a substitute, she left the sphere as both outdated faculty champion and a outdated faculty fighter.

    The 34-three hundred and sixty five days-outdated faculty from Poland changed into on the receiving stop of per chance the display camouflage’s most brutal KO by technique of a spinning support fist that sent her face-first to the floor and impulsively ended the rematch at 2: 28 of the 2nd spherical. And moments later, as she spoke to Cormier, she announced her retirement as an active fighter after 10 years as a genuine.

    “Right here’s what folks come to MMA shows to set a matter to, and I changed into attempting to compose that to her,” she acknowledged. “I changed into willing for a bright fight, and I am so sorry I will enable you to down.

    “But or now not it’s been 20 years. I have been coaching and combating for greater than half my existence. I am turning 35 this three hundred and sixty five days, and that’s ample.”

    As for Weili, she’ll greater than seemingly hasten forward and accumulate the title shot in opposition to hottest champion Carla Esparza and a possibility to bag a belt she possessed from 2019 to 2021.

    “I changed into very, very accrued and relaxed,” she acknowledged. “I advisable myself I am now not combating Joanna. I am
    combating myself.”

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    Jack Della Maddalena changed into savoring the moment.

    He strolled slowly down the aisle from the locker room, acknowledged
    fellow Australians in the viewers and took a lengthy set a matter to across the stadium upon
    at final coming into the cage.

    And as soon as in there, he got good to work.

    The streaking welterweight prolonged his prodigious journey of
    wins to 12 straight with a punishing body shot KO of Russian grappling
    specialist Ramazan Emeev.

    It lasted decrease than half a spherical. But it wasn’t easy.

    Emeev changed into aggressive, got the fight to the mat shortly after
    the initial glove touch and changed into chasing choke submissions before Della
    Maddalena managed to bag his feet about two minutes in. The fight went to
    the perimeter of the cage soon after, and it changed into there the put Della Maddalena
    landed a tense left hook to Emeev’s good aspect that abruptly crumpled him to
    his knees.

    The Aussie pounced with a transient sequence of blows to his
    grounded foe before referee John Moving intervened at 2: 32.

    “Walking down, I seen my Perth guys, and it gave me the energy
    to come support in and knock this man out,” acknowledged the winner, who’d referred to the bout
    going in as his “Dagestani wrestler take a look at.” “I’m mute willing to head. If someone else
    pulls out of their fight, call me. Let’s compose it.”

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    First it changed into Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots.

    Then it changed into a boa constrictor dueling with a stubborn mongoose.

    In the stop, Australian featherweight Josh Culibao survived lengthy ample to eke out a split decision after 15 minutes that provided violence ample to meet any viewers.

    He won two scorecards by 29-28 margins while a third make a call seen it the identical system for beaten opponent Seungwoo Choi in the closing bout on the preliminary card.

    B/R’s card agreed with the margin in Culibao’s direction.

    Every warring parties had been harm at some point soon of a wild first spherical whereby each looked a punch or two from a stoppage, while the 2nd spherical seen Culibao land a shot that literally website Choi spinning as he fell to his support and rolled all system over to his knees before rising.

    Indirectly, Choi established some stage of control in the third and spent powerful of the closing session seizing ground control and chasing choke submissions.

    “That is suitable a loopy fight,” Bisping acknowledged. “So typically the put it might per chance per chance per chance well have ended. Every guys showed courage and resilience, and both guys showed energy, too.”

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    One identify changed into all he arrived with. And one punch changed into all it took.

    Maheshate, the foremost Chinese fighter to compose a UFC contract by technique of Dana
    White’s Contender Sequence
    , made his debut with the promotion in
    devastating PPV model by technique of a one-punch KO of rugged ragged Steve Garcia in a
    scheduled three-rounder at mild-weight.

    It changed into the 10th genuine fight and ninth victory for the 22-three hundred and sixty five days-outdated faculty, who debuted
    as a teen in 2019 and is now the third-youngest fighter on the octagonal

    “I knew I would train my overhand good to total the fight,” he acknowledged.
    “I am with out a doubt coming for the championship, however or now not it’s step-by-step, and
    I am going to raise my time.”

    But he didn’t waste any time with Garcia, who lunged in while missing with a
    sweeping left hook and changed into countered by the accurate good-hand counter that
    landed squarely on his jaw and sent him to the floor face-first. Referee Marc
    Goddard intervened straight, formally ending things at 1: 14 of the opening

    “That is the model to develop a debut,” Cormier acknowledged.

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    It changed into a showcase opportunity for Brendan Allen.

    The Florida middleweight arrived with six wins in eight UFC bouts and changed into being talked up on Saturday’s broadcast as now not appropriate a doable contender at 185 pounds, but additionally a champion.

    But opponent Jacob Malkoun changed into undeterred.

    As a substitute, the aggressive Aussie import got his excessive-profile foe to the mat in all three rounds, scoring seven takedowns and racking up better than seven minutes of control time.

    Area changed into, the judges weren’t all-in on the underdog memoir, clearly striking more emphasis on Allen’s attend in overall strikes—89-66—and awarding him a sweep of the scorecards with matching 29-28 totals.

    The Singapore crowd reacted to the decision with audible boos, and Malkoun instant exited the cage after a cursory handshake and congratulations to the winner.

    “I felt like I changed into more good,” acknowledged Allen, now a winner of two straight since a 2nd-spherical loss to Chris Curtis final December. “I changed into attempting to harm him. He changed into appropriate hugging.

    “I figured it is also a 15-minute fight or a one-minute fight. But I’ve got to admit, he’s bright.”

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    This appropriate in: Silvana Gomez Juarez can punch.

    Seconds after the ESPN stutter crew had pointed out her shortcomings when fights went to the mat, the 37-three hundred and sixty five days-outdated faculty Argentine ragged made it tutorial with a highlight-reel KO.

    Gomez Juarez efficiently defended a takedown in opposition to aggressive opponent Liang Na and instant got the fight support to the guts of the Octagon, the put she proceeded to land a sweeping good hand followed by a pair of accurate left hooks that left Na flat on her support.

    Referee Steve Perceval straight jumped in to connect the troubled fighter, leaving Gomez Juarez to playfully advertising and marketing and marketing campaign for a efficiency bonus from UFC czar Dana White.

    “That is got to be value 50Okay, Dana,” she acknowledged with a smile and a hand gesture. “Fifty Okay.”

    The official time changed into 1: 22 of the foremost spherical.

    It changed into Gomez Juarez’s seventh KO in 11 occupation wins and her first victory after consecutive first-spherical submission losses in her first two UFC appearances.

    “I am so joyful,” she acknowledged. “I dreamt about it. I visualized it. And I made it happen.

    “We knew she changed into going for the takedowns. The belief changed into we would defend them after which compose what we did. The chance would come.”

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    Saturday’s essential card took a hit greater than 24 hours before a punch changed into thrown.

    Eurosport reported that flyweight Rogerio Bontorin changed into hospitalized in connection with weight-cutting considerations, scrapping a bout with Manel Kape that might per chance well were the 2nd fight on the pay-per-reflect fragment.

    It changed into changed by a welterweight scrap between Andre Fialho and Jake Matthews that had been website for the preliminary card.

    Matthews ended up winning the moved bout by 2nd-spherical KO.

    “I’ve had this form of skill stage my total occupation,” he acknowledged. “Thank god
    we had been ready to raise it to the fight this time. Every thing you’ve considered from me before changed into 50 percent of Jake Matthews. Salvage
    outdated to this.”

    Bontorin’s coach advisable MMA Combating that the fighter changed into suffering support effort at some point soon of the burden minimize and subsequent clinic checks showed he had renal insufficiency.

    Kape therefore took to Twitter to verify the fight changed into canceled and empathize alongside with his would-be foe’s pickle.

    “I clearly realize the sacrifice of cutting weight and the intentions of being bodily willing,” he acknowledged. “I am hungry for a fight. I am bodily well, mentally repeatedly 100%. I’m able to now not wait to set my body to work.”

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    Indispensable Card

    Jirí Prochazka def. Glover Teixeira by submission (rear-bare choke), 4: 32, Spherical 5

    Valentina Shevchenko def. Taila Santos by split decision (48-47, 47-48, 49-46)

    Zhang Weili def. Joanna Jedrzejczyk by KO (spinning support fist), 2: 26, Spherical 2

    Jake Matthews def. Andre Fialho by KO (punch), 2: 24, Spherical 2

    Jack Della Maddalena def. Ramazan Emeev by KO (punches), 2: 32, Spherical 1

    Preliminary Card

    Josh Culibao def. Seungwoo Choi by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

    Maheshate def. Steve Garcia by KO (punch), 1: 14, Spherical 1

    Brendan Allen def. Jacob Malkoun by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

    Kyung Ho Kang def. Batgerel Danaa by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

    Early Preliminary Card

    Silvana Gomez Juarez def. Liang Na by KO (punches), 1: 22, Spherical 1

    Joselyne Edwards def. Ramona Pascual by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)


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