UFC checked into the UFC APEX weeks ago and can by no means leave, as the promotion created its presence acknowledged in Las Vegas, Nevada, once far more last night time (Sat., June 20, 2020) for UFC on ESPN 11. There were being no problems in advance of this card, headlined by a Heavyweight style clash with title implications. The co-principal pitted two of Featherweight’s finest boxers reverse every other, and the rest of the card featured a lot of motion, far too.
Let’s choose a closer seem at the greatest performances and procedures of the night time:
An Workout In Stress
There is no way Alexander Volkov was not absurdly frustrated last evening.
The to start with three rounds were abysmal for the Russian. Blaydes took him down mostly at will. Blaydes spent prolonged intervals of the battle kneeing him in the ass. When Volkov stood up, Blaydes dragged him again down. Even when the two were investing in open up area, Blaydes landed tougher pictures in the initially 15 minutes (observe highlights).
It was depressing operate for Volkov, but it’s a ton less difficult to lean on the fence than it is to travel anyone into it. Blaydes taken care of a file-location pace throughout the fight, breaking Heavyweight figures for takedowns scored in a bout. Having said that, this also left him somewhat exhausted for the championship rounds.
The final 10 minutes were Volkov’s opportunity, and he did get them on two playing cards. On the other hand, they were being not an conclusion to his stress. Every single time Volkov landed possibly battle-switching blows, Blaydes would cling to him and stall any momentum. When Volkov landed a takedown on his exhausted foe, the clock ran out.
Blaydes didn’t permit the environment on hearth, but he was victorious. Volkov could win that fight with slight changes, but rather, he’ll probable fly property annoyed with the complete experience.
Brawl Of The Year!
Really do not Rest On Jim Miller
Prospects arrive and go, but Jim Miller continues to be.
Roosevelt Roberts is considerably of a stereotypical combined martial arts (MMA) prospect. His sport is effectively-rounded and neatly put alongside one another. He doesn’t excel way too particularly in any just one place, but Roberts can kickbox at variety, wrestle in opposition to the cage, and wrap up necks. Athleticism and vary go a prolonged way in his good results.
Against Miller, the prevailing considered was that regularity and youth would triumph over the veteran. As a substitute — for the 3rd time in four fights — Miller managed to get on top and submit his foe in the to start with spherical. After Miller landed in guard early in the very first, he was really methodical in advancing situation. When Roberts turned to his athleticism and attempted to buck Miller off, he found himself in a restricted armbar, forced to verbally submit.
Debuting In Model
Justin Jaynes did not occur to play previous night time.
Towards a harmful and well-rounded veteran in Frank Camacho, Jaynes comprehended that his odds of successful an extended battle on just 3 days recognize were being not terrific. Camacho is not an effortless debut opponent: he can brawl, strike technically, and has a black belt in jiu-jitsu.
Alternatively than deal with all of that, Jaynes arrived out firing. Camacho was unwilling to engage in a brawl and experimented with to remain tighter, but that in the long run backfired. Jaynes stepped ahead and ducked low, whipping a left hook up in the direction of the chin. It landed cleanly and backed Camacho off.
The second one despatched him to the mat.
With his guy hurt, Jaynes put the pedal to the floor, swarming his foe with lunging hooks and large overhands. Camacho went out on his ft, and the referee referred to as the bout, awarding Jaynes an electrical victory and outstanding debut moment.
- Marc-Andre Barriault defeats Oskar Piechota through second-round knockout (HIGHLIGHTS): Barriault designed the fight unattractive, but he did so with good talent. Piechota is very sharp on the outside the house, so Barriault bullied his opponent, hiding at the rear of his shoulders as he shut distance. As soon as in the phone booth range, Barriault hung weighty on Piechota with his remaining hand and alternated right uppercuts and elbows. He ripped the body, and anytime Piechota managed to circle out of the clinch, Barriault kicked him in the leg on the way out. He seriously wore Piechota down with his strain and soiled boxing, resulting in the uppercut knockdown that ended the bout near the finish of the 2nd.
- Gillian Robertson defeats Cortney Casey by means of 3rd round rear-bare choke (HIGHLIGHTS): Casey has a real slick armbar, but she are not able to wrestle at all. Her choice for guard perform more than sprawls expense her dearly in this combat, as Robertson took her down mostly at will. Robertson mainly managed her foe from leading place, but leaping on a no-hooks strangle in the remaining seconds of the bout landed her a stoppage!
- Austin Hubbard defeats Max Rohskopf via second-spherical stoppage (Aspects): Rohskopf evidently has some talent, but he drew a rough debut on 10 days observe. Rohskopf did an admirable occupation of tying with each other his takedown makes an attempt with leg locks, but that is an exhausting way to struggle. Meanwhile, Hubbard defended from his back very properly, normally patiently performing again to his toes. The initially round was shut, but as Rohskopf fatigued, Hubbard’s kickboxing and practical experience edge turned more and additional notable. By the stop of the 2nd, it was a mauling. Truthfully, Rohskopf designed the correct final decision of remaining on the stool, even as his coaches tried using to send him back out for further punishment. The 25-12 months-outdated prospect simply had nothing still left.
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