The UFC Vegas 22 principal card is rolling on with simply the primary occasion between Kevin Holland and Derek Brunson to go. Heavyweight Tai Tuivasa kicked off the primary portion of the present with a fast dispatching of Harry Hunsucker, bantamweight prospect Adrian Yanez adopted that up with an excellent show towards Gustavo Lopez, Montserrat Conejo bested Chayanne Buys within the battle of the UFC newbies, after which Max Griffin melted Tune Kenan within the co-main occasion.
Right here’s how the fights performed out.
Max Griffin def. Tune Kenan by KO (punches) at 2:20 of spherical 1 – Welterweights
As anticipated it was a high-pace, high-octane contest within the first jiffy. Each males had their moments however the ending was abrupt and violent. Tune had success going to the physique but it surely was Griffin’s head photographs that had been the distinction. A proper hand backed up Tune after which a deadly 1-2 by Griffin sealed the deal. Griffin lastly will get his first ever UFC successful streak, whereas Tune Kenan’s two-fight successful run involves a crashing halt.
Montserrat Conejo def. Chayanne Buys by unanimous determination (29-28, 29-28, 29-27) – Strawweights
Each girls got here charging out throwing strikes earlier than Conejo acquired Buys down with a head-and-arm throw. Conejo rained down punches along with her left hand on Buys’ unprotected face. Buys tried to scramble into a greater place however Conejo was clever to it and saved that scarfhold lock intact. Conejo’s energy and grappling prowess was very obvious and Buys was just about caught for nearly the entire spherical.
In spherical two, Buys tagged the Mexican with a flurry of strikes to again her up and eventually get her personal offense going. Conejo once more went for the scarfhold throw and after a failure on the primary strive she acquired it on the second event. A lot of spherical one repeated itself in spherical two, solely this time Buys acquired up… and right away was taken again down. Buys scrambled and swept right here manner on high with about 10 seconds left and acquired full mount, however didn’t have sufficient time to mount something offensive to win the spherical again.
Buys stung Conejo with punches to begin the ultimate spherical, but it surely was apparent that she wanted a end or a Conejo disqualification as a way to get the win. Whereas she clearly acquired the higher of Conejo on the ft, one more scarfhold takedown occurred with simply over two minutes left and successfully shut down the comeback. Buys scrambled and took the again however misplaced that place and wound up on backside.
Not an incredible evening workplace for the Buys couple. Husband JP Buys was knocked out on the opening prelim and Chayenne finally ends up dropping her debut to a fellow debutante.
Adrian Yanez def. Gustavo Lopez by KO (punch) at :28 of spherical 3 – Bantamweights
It was nothing however kickboxing (and largely boxing) within the first spherical. Lopez began properly together with his jab however because the minutes progressed it was Yanez who was connecting on devastating energy photographs. Yanez’s left hooks and energy proper arms had been catching Lopez flush on the chin and whereas he took them properly, there was little question who was the winner of the opening body.
The success of Yanez at vary was obvious, and his rocket of a proper hand floored Lopez lower than two minutes into spherical two. Lopez shot for a desperation takedown, which Yanez simply stuffed. The tempo slowed down for the rest of the spherical as Lopez was extra manner of charging in and even letting his strikes go with out getting countered cleanly by Yanez.
Lopez was decked simply seconds into spherical three with a counter proper hand and it was a walkoff end. Yanez knew Lopez was completed and Gustavo falling ahead the way in which he did instructed you all you wanted to know. Six straight wins for Yanez as he sends Lopez to defeat for the second time in three UFC appearances.
Tai Tuivasa def. Harry Hunsucker by TKO (punches) at :49 of spherical 1 – Heavyweights
Properly that wasn’t the slightest bit aggressive. Tuivasa had Hunsucker in hell with low kicks after which drilled the quick discover alternative with two proper arms for the knockdown. Observe-up photographs on the bottom wrapped this up inside of fifty seconds. Two straight knockout wins for Tuivasa within the opening spherical, whereas Hunsucker’s UFC debut predictably went poorly.