Fighters from all-around the world desire of the day they’ll phase into the UFC octagon for the very first time. For 4 athletes, Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 30 celebration marked that special moment in their respective occupations.
Look at out this week’s rookie report to see what form of initially effect they built on the sport’s most important phase from Flash Forum on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.
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Result: Serghei Spivac def. Carlos Felipe by means of vast majority final decision (28-28, 29-27, 29-27)
File: (8-1 MMA, -1 UFC)
Carlos Felipe bounded out of his corner for his UFC debut with bags of enthusiasm. But, in spite of an encouraging start, the Brazilian ended up on the mistaken conclude of a greater part choice against Moldovan Serghei Spivak.
Felipe appeared whole of energy at the begin of the initial round as he appeared to create his boxing straight away. He liked some achievement with it, as well, as he connected with a selection of quick punches.
But as the battle wore on and Felipe’s speed started to ease off, Spivak obtained a foothold in the matchup and, when the Moldovan switched from placing to wrestling in the last spherical, the Brazilian had no solution as he shed an sick-tempered matchup on the scorecards.
The pair looked ready for a fourth spherical after the conclusion was read through, but the destruction experienced already been carried out and Felipe had endured his very first skilled reduction.
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