Uthman’s second defeat
The fight was even and very close. Yes, Kamaru Usman didn’t get knocked out and came close to victory, but that wasn’t enough. The former champion did not draw any conclusions from the defeat, he did not learn new techniques, he did not work on mistakes. Leon Edwards showed all his problems and weaknesses, now it will be very difficult for Usman to continue his career in the same vein.
Justin Geydzhi had a standard duel for himself, by the way, Rafael Fiziev too. The spectators saw a lot of Thai boxing, elbowing and blood. Fiziev looked great, but it’s still too early for him to reach Geydzhi’s level. Justin won by majority decision.
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Englishman from Dagestani Mohammad Mokaev nearly lost his knee from a painful grab, but did not give up, but managed to choke Jafelo Filho in the third round.
Technical results of the tournament
– Leon Edwards defeated Kamaru Usman by majority decision
– Justin Gaethje defeated Rafael Fiziev via majority decision
– Gunnar Nelson defeated Brian Barbarena via submission in the first round
– Jennifer Maia defeated Casey O’Neill by unanimous decision
Marvin Vettori defeated Roman Dolidze by unanimous decision
– Jack Shore defeated Makwan Amirkhani by submission in the second round
Chris Duncan defeated Omar Morales via split decision
Yanal Ashmoz knocked out Sam Patterson in the first round
– Muhammad Mokaev defeated Jafel Filho by submission in the third round
Leron Murphy defeated Gabriel Santos by split decision
– Christian Duncan defeated Dusko Todorovic via TKO in the first round
Jake Hadley defeated Malcolm Gordon via first-round TKO.
Joanne Wood defeated Luana Carolina via split decision
– The fight between Jai Herbert and Ludovit Kline ended in a draw by majority decision
– Veronica Hardy defeated Juliana Miller by unanimous decision