You may not agree with a few of the issues Sean Strickland says, however you must give it up for him as a fighter. Lower than a month after struggling a controversial break up determination loss to Jared Cannonier, he jumped proper again right into a five-rounder as a late substitute towards a harmful prospect – and he gained. You’ll be able to discuss concerning the weight distinction (the combat happened at 205 and he outweighed Nassourdine Imamov by 10 kilos on the size), however he did what he needed to do to get an enormous W.
Was the combat superb? Probably not. It was tactical and Imamov was aggressive. The combat stats appeared a bit unusual to me as a result of I didn’t see Imamov touchdown as a lot because the numbers indicated. However Strickland blended it up between touchdown at vary and clinching to remain out of hazard successfully. It was a very good win for him. And a big setback for Imamov, however you’ll be able to throw an asterisk on that with the late opponent change and the burden distinction.
As a combat fan, it’s laborious to not like Dan Ige. He all the time brings it, and whereas he doesn’t all the time come away with the win, you are feeling such as you watched one thing enjoyable. This was one other instance of that, no less than to me. He got here out and dropped Damon Jackson just about instantly, after which kind of simply let him up. Jackson needed the takedown after that, however he additionally countered properly sufficient to not get stung once more. For a bit. Till Ige cuts him with a stiff shot and Jackson will get compromised. After which will get destroyed with a perfectly-timed uppercut. Fairly as hell.
The remainder of the principle card was respectable. Umar Nurmagomedov proved his burgeoning contender standing by turning Raoni Barcelos’ lights out inside round with a lethal late within the first. I’m nonetheless unsure what Raquel Pennington did to earn a break up determination victory over Ketlen Vieira when it appeared that Vieira took the primary and third, however go judging. And Roman Kopylov picked up the most important win over his profession by taking out hard-hitter Puna Soriano after a wild however sloppy eight minutes or so. Soriano’s physique was his weak point, and that’s the best way he went out. Liver kick shocked him, then the beat down. It all the time retains me out how an individual’s physique brief circuits like that.
Javid Basharat defeated Mateus Mendonca by way of unanimous determination (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Abdul Razak Alhassan defeated Claudio Ribeiro by way of KO (punch), :28 of spherical 2
Mateusz Rebecki defeated Nick Fiore by way of unanimous determination (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Allan Nascimento defeated Carlos Hernandez by way of submission (rear bare choke), 3:16 of spherical 1
Daniel Argueta defeated Nick Aguirre by way of unanimous determination (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Charles Johnson defeated Jimmy Flick by way of TKO (strikes), 4:33 of spherical 1