Published on 06/25/2023 08:00
The UFC Jacksonville, held this Saturday (24), in Jacksonville, United States, was marked by good duels throughout the event. In the main event of the edition, with a dominant performance throughout the five rounds, chaining an impressive sequence of blows, Ilia Topuria left no chance to Josh Emmett and beat the American unanimously from the judges .
With the result, Ilia Topuria remains undefeated in Ultimate, now with six straight wins. Ninth in the featherweight category ranking, the Spaniard should now join the Top 5 in the division, approaching a belt dispute. On the other hand, Josh Emmett, in fifth place, suffers his second consecutive loss in the Ultimate.
UFC Jacksonville also featured five Brazilians in action. However, the overall balance sheet is not satisfactory. Amanda Ribas, Gabriel “Mosquitinho”, Bruno Blindado and Wellington Turman were beaten by Maycee Barber, David Onama, Brendan Allen and Randy Brown respectively. The sole winner on the card was Tabatha Ricci, who on the preliminary card, defeated Gillian Robertson in a unanimous judges decision.
Amanda Ribas loses to the American in a fight with “bloodshed”
UFC Jacksonville co-main event officials Amanda Ribas and Maycee Barber as expected went to the exchange, and the Brazilian took the lead, who shortened the distance and tied a good shot into the sequence. Shortly after, Amanda applied a good takedown, but the American pulled herself together and landed some good, hard ground shots, making the Brazilian a very bloody end to the first round.
In the second round, the two fighters had a more balanced duel, until Amanda Ribas landed another good takedown. The fight was back on its feet, and in this way the American ended the confrontation. With a high kick and a powerful right hand, Maycee Barber knocked the Brazilian down. On the ground, Barber returned to deliver strong blows and the referee then chose to end the fight, decreeing the victory of Maycee, who signed her fifth consecutive victory in the Ultimate, while Amanda Ribas, who had defeated Viviane Araújo, returned to be defeated in the franchise.
Brazilian Gabriel Mosquitinho suffers brutal knockout
The first round between Gabriel “Mosquitinho” Santos and David Onama at UFC Jacksonville was quite eventful. The two fighters went for a frank exchange and the Brazilian, in order, took the fight to the ground, where he was very close to submitting, but saw his opponent present a good defense. In round two, once again, Gabriel looked for the fight on the ground, but Onama, in turn, reversed his position, stayed on top and landed some good ground and pound strikes, leaving the fight well. balance.
Already in the last half of the second round, the confrontation had its definition. Both fighters started the fight on their feet and the more tired Gabriel Mosquitinho ended up being exposed. From this, the Ugandan fighter took advantage. After a knee strike, David Onama chained two powerful uppercuts from the right, in addition to a rapid sequence of strikes, which led to the brutal elimination of Cearense. With that, Onama recovered from the loss suffered in the last fight, while Gabriel suffered the second setback in two UFC fights.
Bruno Blindado is eliminated by an American in the first round
Making the opening bout of UFC Jacksonville’s main card, Bruno “Blindado” Silva went to the free trade for Brendan Allen. Then the American pushed the Brazilian against the fence, but was caught off guard with a right hand from Bruno, which rocked Brendan. The duel grew in emotion and, in a nice turnaround, Allen brought down Blindado after a powerful right hand.
Above the ground, Brendan Allen chained a few more ground and pound strikes, but quickly and technically surprised by managing the transition to the back and fitting a tight bare rear choke, which forced the three shots from Bruno Blindado. With the result, the American picked up his fifth consecutive victory in Ultimate, while the Brazilian suffered his third loss in the last four fights.
Wellington Turman is overwhelmed by the new Jamaican and bitter setback
The duel between Wellington Turman and Randy Brown, on the preliminary card of UFC Jacksonville, allowed the Jamaican to take the initiative in the standing fight, with good chained strikes at the middle distance. The Brazilian, with kicks on the belt line, leveled the actions, however, Brown left the first round with a slight advantage. In the second round, Brown continued to improve, pressing Wellington against the fence, making the fight more “tied”. In the final stretch of the partial, Randy Brown, in a very intelligent way, applied a nice takedown on the native of Curitiba.
In the third and final round, the fight was tighter, and aware of the disadvantage, Wellington Turman tried to be more offensive, but his opponent knew how to control the momentum well, unleash precise strikes in the exchange and, at the same time , putting pressure on the Brazilian facing him on the grid. In the end, Randy Brown was declared the winner by unanimous decision, recovering from the loss suffered in his last fight, while the Brazilian suffered his second consecutive defeat.
Tabatha Ricci overcomes the Canadian and takes a fourth consecutive victory
The first Brazilian in action on the UFC Jacksonville card, Tabatha Ricci started the fight with a good takedown on Gillian Robertson, but the Canadian got up quickly. With good combinations in the standing fight, the São Paulo native still managed to knock down her opponent and took advantage in the first round. The showdown continued focused on striking in the second round, with the Canadian loosening her game further. Tabatha, however, applied another drop, scoring important points.
The third and final part saw Gillian Robertson go “all or nothing”. Aware of the disadvantage, the Canadian opted for the takedown, but the São Paulo got up quickly and once again proved superior in striking, with fast and precise strikes. In the end, Tabatha Ricci came out on top in the judges’ unanimous decision and marked her fourth straight Ultimate appearance and continues to rise in the women’s strawweight division.
Florida, United States
Saturday, June 24, 2023
Ilia Topuria defeated Josh Emmett via unanimous decision
Maycee Barber defeated Amanda Ribas via TKO in 2R
Austen Lane vs Justin Tafa ended in No Contest (no results)
David Onama defeats Gabriel Mosquitinho by KO in 2R
Brendan Allen submitted Bruno Blindado with a rear naked choke on the 1R
Neil Magny defeated Phil Rowe by split decision
Randy Brown defeats Wellington Turman via unanimous decision
Mateusz Rebecki defeated Loik Radzhabov by TKO in 2R
Tabatha Ricci defeated Gillian Robertson by unanimous decision
Josh Van defeated Zhalgas Zhumagulov via judges’ split decision
Jose Mariscal defeated Trevor Peek via unanimous decision
Jack Jenkins defeated Jamall Emmers by judges’ split decision
Sedriques Dumas defeats Cody Brundage via unanimous decision
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