The octagon remained on Yas Island for tonight’s UFC Struggle Island 6 function, an 11-bout combat card headlined by Brian Ortega vs. The Korean Zombie.
The former featherweight title challengers, Zombie and Ortega, went toe-to-toe for 20-five straight minutes this night in Abu Dhabi. Nonetheless, just after 5 rounds of action it was crystal clear that ‘T-City’ had done additional than sufficient to earn a unanimous final decision victory around ‘TKZ’.
With his dominant efficiency more than Jung, Brian Ortega will now receive the upcoming shot at present-day featherweight champion Alex Volkanovski.
The rest of the UFC Combat Island 6 fight card also delivered with some unforgettable scraps and jaw-dropping finishes.
Subsequent the conclusion of the event, UFC officers declared at the submit-struggle press conference that 4 fighters would be having residence bonuses, but Brian Ortega was not among individuals names.
Combat of the night: Mateusz Gamrot vs. Guram Kutateladze every pocketed an extra $50k for their thrilling war which served as the highlighted bout of tonight’s preliminary card. Right after 3 rounds of thrilling motion Kutateladze was awarded a split-choice acquire in excess of Gamrot by the judges in attendance (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).
Functionality of the night: Jimmy Crute gained an excess $50k for his knockout of Modestas Bukauskas. The Australian standout was able to ground the Lithuanian fighter with a mixture early in spherical one. Then, when Bukauskas received up, Crute despatched him right back again down with a different blend for the combat-ending end.
Efficiency of the evening: Previous UFC strawweight champion Jessica Andrade manufactured a substantial statement in her flyweight debut this evening versus Katlyn Chookagian. The Brazilian appeared as ferocious as at any time and eventually place her opponent away with a 1st spherical TKO victory immediately after landing a pair of terrible shots to the body.
Fairly remarkably to lots of, Brian Ortega was snubbed of a functionality bonus inspite of his lopsided unanimous determination victory about former title challenger The Korean Zombie this night on Yas Island.
This short article first appeared on BJPENN.com on October 17, 2020