UFC Sacramento Went Down in California the Other Night With Some Devastating Finishes… Check Out How Josh Emmett Melted Mirsad Bekic With a Savage Right Hand…
The latest UFC on ESPN event was notable for a number of reasons. First of all we had the return of Urijah Faber after his brief retirement. Taking on the tough power punch Ricky Simon was going to be no easy task for the 40-year-old and many fans were worried about how he would cope.
There were some other relatively high-profile fighters on the card as well. Dutch kickboxer and former UFC featherweight champion Germaine de Randamie made her return against Aspen Ladd, knowing that a win would catapult back into title contention, this time in the bantamweight division.
But it was Josh Emmett and Andre Fili who got the two finishes of the night. Check out how Emmett clocked Mirsad Bekic into another dimension in the clip below.
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Bekic trains out of Tristar in Canada and is held in high regard by the UFC. Seen by some as a potential champion, he’s highly technical and a skilled martial artist. Sometimes just being able to discombobulate somebody with one punch is all you need to be able to do though.
Check out how Emmett finally got one of those performances of the night bonuses he’s always wanted, by absolutely wrecking Bekic. He then finished off his opponent with some pretty savage ground-and-pound. If you keep away from his hands, Emmett is beatable, but he’s got the power and dynamism to finish anybody in the division.
Andre Fili you are a bad, bad man.
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In the main event, there was controversy when Herb Dean stopped the fight between Germaine de Randamie and Aspen Ladd very early. One punch was all the Dutch star needed to finish her opponent, who had looked absolutely dreadful at the weigh-ins. Maybe that was on Dean’s mind, but there’s no denying it was an early stoppage.
Andre Fili also got on the win column and won himself a performance bonus with this devastating punch/kick combo against Brazilian Sheymon Moraes. There’s never been any doubt about the Hawaiian’s talent, but he’s never been able to put consistency together. Maybe now is finally his time?
Urijah Faber reminded fans of the good old days by scorching Ricky Martin in the co-main event. He put the challenger to sleep with a vicious right hand and followed up with heavy hammer-fists. Now he’s immediately back in top contention.
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UFC Sacramento turned out to be a very interesting event with ramifications in several divisions. Could former bantamweight champion Germaine de Randemie get a title shot against Amanda Nunes? Will Urijah Faber skip the line and take on Henry Cejudo? Check out the full results below.
Germaine de Randamie def. Aspen Ladd via first-round KO.
Urijah Faber def. Ricky Simon via first-round KO.
Josh Emmett def. Mirsad Bektic via first-round TKO.
Karl Roberson def. Wellington Turman via split decision.
Marvin Vettori def. Cezar Ferreira via unanimous decision.
John Allan def. Mike Rodriguez via unanimous decision.
Andre Fili def. Sheymon Moraes via first-round TKO.
Julianna Pena def. Nicco Montano via unanimous decision.
Ryan Hall def. Darren Elkins via unanimous decision.
Jonathan Martinez def. Pingyuan Liu via third-round KO.
Brianna Van Buren def. Livinha Souza via unanimous decision.
Benito Lopez def. Vince Morales via unanimous decision.