UFC Vegas 65 underwent a main change mid-capability thru the match, shedding its long-established headliner between Derrick Lewis and Serghei Spivac to illness. We were unruffled given an OK offering, with the newly minted headliner ending in devastating trend.
The preliminary fraction of the cardboard received off to a gargantuan delivery up as Natália Silva spun her capability to a third-round TKO web over Tereza Bleda. The Brazilian hit a well-timed spinning assist kick to the chin of Bleda, which sent her to the canvas immediately. Silva followed up with a whole lot of punches earlier than the referee known because it. What a TKO! Brady Hiestand survived one hell of a right hand from Fernie Garcia and rallied for a unanimous resolution. ‘Bam Bam’ aged his grappling to control Garcia for the remaining of the wrestle, sweeping the judges’ scorecards for his first UFC web. Vanessa Demopoulos mauled Maria Oliveira on the flooring. Once the ‘Lil Monster’ closed the space and scored her takedowns, she went all-in on punches and elbows for a pair of near-finishes on the ‘Spider Lady’. Oliveira tried to web more aggressive in the third and closing round, nonetheless it absolutely modified into too minute, too slack. Demopoulos left the Octagon alongside with her third consecutive web. And certain, she did her signature put up-wrestle occasion with UFC color commentator Michael Bisping (the jump in fingers and pose)! Ricky Turcios eked out a slice up resolution over Kevin Natividad in one in every of the most chaotic fights of the night. ‘Fairly’ and ‘Quicksand’ gave us nothing nonetheless fun exchanges and scrambles, nonetheless the standard Final Fighter winner did merely enough in the eyes of the judges. Oh, and he delivered an huge put up-wrestle interview. Miles Johns modified into in a well-rounded performance in opposition to Vince Morales. Though a piece chippy earlier than the wrestle started, each males were quite measured in their respective approaches, nonetheless Johns did higher mixing his striking and wrestling. Jennifer Maia snapped a two-wrestle shedding walk and returned to the web column with a unanimous resolution over Maryna Moroz. This modified into shut. Each girls folks were advise with exchanging strikes, nonetheless Maia received the higher of Moroz sooner or later of the wrestle.
The principle fraction of the cardboard started with the most weird wrestle between Charles Johnson and Zhalgas Zhumagulov. There were so many fouls (peek pokes and low blows) on this one! Nonetheless ‘InnerG’ did enough for the slice up resolution. Jack Della Maddalena earned his third straight first-round KO. Maddalena anxiousness Danny Roberts early, working the pinnacle and physique with a barrage of punches earlier than knocking him down. The Australian fighter talked about going dwelling and fighting in Perth, where the promotion expects to reach with UFC 284 next twelve months. He ought to definitely be added to that match. Muslim Salikhov did Muslim Salikhov issues, as the ‘King of Kung Fu’ had Andre Fialho out on his feet with a spinning wheel kick. After getting his peek closed early, Salikhov returned fire with a whole lot of spinning attacks to the pinnacle and physique. The final one seen Fialho stand unruffled in opposition to the cage, prompting the referee to step in and live the wrestle. Waldo Cortes-Acosta kept his undefeated file intact after being awarded a unanimous resolution over Bound Sherman. ’Salsa Boy’ threw the whole lot at the ‘Vanilla Gorilla,’ who refused to fade down nonetheless modified into outmatched by the present Contender Series graduate.
Kennedy Nzechukwu modified into the tide in opposition to Ion Cutelaba and scored a 2d-round TKO in our primary match. After being outwrestled by the ‘Hulk,’ Nzechukwu staved off any other takedown makes an try by blasting Cutelaba with brutal knees up the middle. A Cutelaba went down and the ‘African Savage’ performed with discover-up punches. Massive capability to shut the show!
Performance of the Night: Natália Silva, Jack Della Maddalena, Muslim Salikhov and Kennedy Nzechukwu
Natália Silva def. Tereza Bleda by TKO (spinning assist kick) at 1: 27 of Spherical 3
Jack Della Maddalena def. Danny Roberts by TKO (punches) at 3: 24 of Spherical 1
Muslim Salikhov def. Andre Fialho by TKO (strikes) at 1: 03 of Spherical 3
Kennedy Nzechukwu def. Ion Cutelaba by TKO (knees and punches) at 1: 02 of Spherical 2
Battle of the Night: No FOTN
Brady Hiestand def. Fernie Garcia by unanimous resolution (29-28 x3)
Vanessa Demopoulos def. Maria Oliveira by unanimous resolution (29-28 x3)
Ricky Turcios def. Kevin Natividad by slice up resolution (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Miles Johns def. Vince Morales by unanimous resolution (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Jennifer Maia def. Maryna Moroz by unanimous resolution (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Charles Johnson def. Zhalgas Zhumagulov by slice up resolution (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Waldo Cortes-Acosta def. Bound Sherman by unanimous resolution (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)