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UFC Fight Night 107: Manuwa vs. Anderson

The O2 | London, England
Saturday, March 18, 2017

**UPDATE: As of March 18th, the fight between Ian Entwistle and Brett Johns has been scrapped due to doctors pulling Entwistle for not making weight.**

** As of March 18th, the fight between Tom Breese and Oluwale Bamgbose has been scrapped due to Breese being unfit to fight, reason unknown.**

CARD RATING

This card started off with a twist we’re sure no one saw coming.  We were sure the fight between Lina Lansberg and Lucia Pudilova would result in Lucia winning, however, turns out the judges thought different.  Take a look and see if you agree with them or us.  Marc Diakiese’s knock out was incredible! At 30 seconds in the first round, the fight was over before it even begun! The knock out by Marlon Vera at 3:50 in Round 3 changed the fate of the fight from where it was headed.  Gunnar Nelson’s Guillotine submission also ended the fight quick in Round 2.  The main event was also like that with Jimi Manuwa’s KO at 3:05 in Round 1.  Wow! The rest of the fights all went to the judges to decide.  Take a look to see if what we scored was the same as the judges.

Overall, this card averaged a score of 3.27/5 therefore giving the card a rating of 4/5.

Until next time, Stay Tuned, Stay Focused. Good Night till the Next Fight.

Fighting out of the BLUE CORNER and fighting out of the RED CORNER

MAIN CARD

Corey “Overtime” Anderson (New Jersey, USA) 9 – 2 – 0 VS Jimi “Poster Boy” Manuwa (London, England) 16 – 2 – 0 Light Heavyweight

Fun Fact! Corey Anderson is the Ultimate Fighter Season 19 Winner!

  • ROUND 1 – Here we go, the main card of the event!  Both fighters start by feeling the other out.  So far Anderson is being the more active striker.  He goes for a take down but doesn’t get it.  Manuwa hits Anderson with a left hook and drops him!!  The fight is over.  Another one that ended before it even began! Jimi “Poster Boy” Manuwa wins by KO at 3:05 in Round 1. Fight Rate: 4/5

Alan “Brahma” Jouban (California, USA) 15 – 4 – 0 VS Gunnar “Gunni” Nelson (Reykjavik, Iceland) 15 – 2 – 1 Welterweight

  • ROUND 1 – The round starts off with a leg kick by Jouban.  Both fighters are trying to find their range with their punches and kicks.  Jouban finding a home for his leg kicks.  Nelson takes Jouban down and has full mount.  Jouban is defending it well.  The horn blows and no damage has been done by either fighter.  We give this round to Nelson.
  • ROUND 2 – Jouban starts off round 2 with leg kicks once again.  He is coming out more aggressive this round.  Nelson with a big jab that stuns Jouban! Followed by a head kick, Jouban falls to the floor and Nelson finishes him off with a Guillotine submission.  Gunnar Nelson wins by submission at 0:46.  Fight Rate: 4/5

Marlon “Chito” Vera (Manavi, Ecuador) 8 – 3 – 1 VS Brad “One Punch” Pickett (London, England) 25 – 13 – 0 Bantemweight

Fun Fact! This is Brad “One Punch” Pickett’s last fight, as after this he is retiring! 

  • ROUND 1 – This is a catchweight fight, therefore one fighter made weight while he other didn’t.  Vera lands two body kicks to Pickett.  Pickett then has Vera up against the cage and slams him down! Ouch! the was a big slam.  Vera is back on his feet and a great hook by Pickett.   A big hook by Pickett drops Vera however Vera gets right back up! Vera lands a knee and two elbows. Pickett lands a body shot followed by a head shot.  Seems these two are trading shots!  Pickett is finding a home for his hooks which land multiple times.  The round is over.  It was a close one however we give it to Pickett.
  • ROUND 2 – A good knee from Vera to start the round followed by a jumping knee.  Pickett as Vera against the cage, picks him up and slams him down.  He’s on top of Vera and lands some body, body, head combos.  Pickett is now landing some elbows to Vera’s head. Both fighters now standing in the centre of the Octagon.  The round ends, and we give it to Pickett once again.
  • ROUND 3 – Both fighters come out aggressive.  A flying knee from Vera to start the round.  Vera is finding his range with his leg and body kicks.  A nice upper cut by Pickett.  Both fighters are going at it and showing aggression.  They are both landing with their strikes.  A minute to go in the fight, a head kick by Vera!! He knocks Pickett down, Vera jumps on him however the referee steps in and stops the fight. Marlon Vera wins by TKO at 3:50. Fight Rate: 4/5

Arnold “Almighty” Allen (Suffolk, England) 3 – 0 – 0 VS Makwan “Mr. Finland” Amirkhani (Turku, Finland) 9 – 2 – 0 Featherweight

  • ROUND 1 – Round 1 starts off with two take downs by Amirkhani! He’s looking to get a submission however doesn’t quite have it.  Allen escapes and takes Amirkhani down against the cage delivering some body shots.  Amirkhani gets back up and is pressed against the cage by Allen.  This gets reversed and now Allen is pinned up against the cage.  The referee has enough and breaks up the fight.  Allen hits Amirkhani with a hook that drops him, followed up by a few jabs that ends the round.  Due to that, we give the round to Allen.
  • ROUND 2 – Amirkhani stats off the round with a take down once again!  He’s attempting a submission that Allen is defending well.  Allen reverses it and is now on top of Amirkhani and is landing some elbows.   Allen has full mount against the cage, the crowd is cheering! Amirkhani defending well however he’s getting some big strikes from Allen.  He gets to his feet and now both fighters are standing. Amirkhani  goes for a take down and Allen goes for a submission which he doesn’t get.  Allen trying to set up a submission but doesn’t get it.  The round ends and we give it to Allen as well.
  • ROUND 3 – Both fighters start off the round a bit slow.  Amirkhani goes for a take down however Allen defend it well.  Spinning back fist strike by Allen on the break.  A good hook by Allen! Amirkhani goes for a takedown and Allen defends well once again.  He doesn’t get the take down however has Allen’s back.  Both fighters are on their feet against the cage.  A reversal by Allen that drops Amirkhani.  Amirkhani goes for another take down but is not successful.  Amirkhani reverses Allen and ends up onto of him.  This is a back and forth round! The referee breaks up the rumble due to inactivity.  Less than a minute to go, Allen attempts a submission however the horn blows and the round ends.  The fight is over.  We give this round and fight to Allen.  29/28 Amirkhani , 30/27 Allen, 30/27 Allen- Winner by split decision Arnold Allen.  Fight Rate: 3/5

PRELIMS

Joseph “Irish” Duffy (Donegal, Ireland) 14 – 2 – 0 VS Reza “Mad Dog” Madadi (Stockholm, Sweden) 14 – 4 – 0  Lightweight

Fun Fact! Reza Madadi is a Grecko Roman Wrestling Champion.  

  • ROUND 1 – Fighters come out fast and furious.  Madadi takes Duffy down after landing a few shots.  Duffy then gets up and takes down Madadi.  Both fighters are battling for position.  Duffy has the more dominant position and is landing elbows from above.  A minute to go in the round as Madadi is attempting a submission.  Duffy is defending it well and is out.  He lands some heavy punches to Madadi with less than 20 seconds to go.  Duffy lands some elbows cutting Madadi on the forehead. We give this round to Duffy for his dominance.
  • ROUND 2 – Duffy is coming out more aggressive, establishing his jab.  Duffy to a knee to Madadi’s face followed by a one-two combo.  Duffy is finding his range and his rhythm.  Madadi’s face is bleeding bad as he uses his glove to wipe off the blood.  A knee by Duffy to Madadi’s head! Madadi goes for a take down however doesn’t get it.  Less than a minute to go, the crowd is going wild.  This round definitely belongs to Duffy.  Another knee by Duffy to Madadi’s face.  He should be seeing stars that’s for sure.  We give that round to Duffy.
  • ROUND 3 – Madadi needs to get a KO or a submission to win this fight.  Another knee by Duffy to Madadi’s head.  Madadi attempts another take down however Duffy defends that well once again.  It seems that everything that Madadi does, Duffy defends the attacks well.  Duffy continues to deliver nice combo’s to Madadi.  Madadi is encouraging Duffy to come at him but when he does, has no defence for it.  We give this round to Duffy as well as the fight 30/27.  Judges agree.  Joseph Duffy wins by unanimous decision 30/27. Fight Rate: 3/5

Francimar “Badau” Barroso (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) 18 – 6 – 0 VS Darren “The Dentist” Stewart (London, England) 8 – 0 – 0 Heavyweight

Fun Fact! Darren Stewart has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do! 

  • ROUND 1 – The fight starts of quick with a take down by Stewart! He’s looking to end this fast.  A low blow shot by Stewart leads to a quick time out as Barroso recovers.  A few leg kicks by Barroso forces Stewart to grab him and pin him against the cage.  Barroso takes Stewart down against the cage with 10 seconds left in the first round.  We give this round to Stewart.
  • ROUND 2 – Both fighters are looking for an opening but neither can get it.  Barroso takes Stewart down and takes his back.  Stewart gets up, however Barroso slams him back down.  Down Stewart goes again! Barroso drops Stewart once again! Four times in a row!  With more inactivity against the cage, the referee breaks them up.  Less than a minute to go in the round.  Barroso pins Stewart against the cage once again to close the round.  We give this round to Barroso.
  • ROUND 3 – The first two minutes of the round has been with little to no activity. The referee has told the fighters to engage twice already.  If nothing changes, this fight will go to the judges to decide as well.  Barroso with a big body kick to Stewart.  Stewart seems to realize that he needs to do something in order to win the fight.  Stewart tries to take Barroso down but doesn’t get it.  It was a very close fight.  We give  this round and the fight to Barroso.  Over to the judges.  29/28 for winner by unanimous decision Francimar Barroso. Fight Rate: 3/5

Timothy Johnson (North Dakota, USA) 9 – 2 – 0 VS Daniel Omielanczuk (Warsaw, Poland) 19 – 6 – 1 Heavyweight

  • ROUND 1 – Omielanczuk starting off with a low kick and a jab-jab.  And again! He’s coming out aggressive with his 3-hit combos.  Johnson has Omielanczuk pinned against the cage looking for a take down however he doesn’t get it.  The referee comes in to separate the two due to inactivity.  Johnson has Omielanczuk up against the cage once more to end the round.  We give the round to Johnson for controlling the round.
  • ROUND 2 – Omielanczuk starts off the round landing a few shots.  Johnson hunts Omielanczuk down, landing a few shots as he runs towards him and then pins him against the cage.  Omielanczuk’s left eye is bleeding.  Omielanczuk lands a few strikes.  A minute left in the round, Johnson takes Omielanczuk down and is landing shots. We give this round to Johnson once again for being in the more dominant position.
  • ROUND 3 – Johnson comes out aggressive and immediately pins Omielanczuk against the fence.  This seems to be Johnson’s strategy towards winning the fight.  Omielanczuk reverses it and now has Johnson against the cage.  Reversed once again and Omielanczuk is against the cage.  The referee now intervenes and breaks the fight up, bringing both fighters back to the centre of the Octagon.  Johnson lands a few good jabs that drops Omielanczuk.  He then pins him up against the cage, again.  And the referee breaks it up, again.  Less than a minute to go.  We give the round and the fight to Johnson.  This wasn’t the most entertaining fight as it goes to the judges for decision.  29/28 Omielanczuk, 30/27 Johnson, 29/28 Johnson- Winner by split decision Timothy Johnson.  Fight Rate: 2/5

Leon “Rocky” Edwards (Birmingham, England) 12 – 3 – 0 VS Vicente “The Silent Assassin” Luque (Brasilia, Brazil) 11 – 5 – 1 Welterweight

  • ROUND 1 – Both fighters start off feeling each other out.  Luque brings down Edwards, who gets back up and then gets pinned against the cage.  They separate and are back in the centre of the Octagon.  A nice body kick by Edwards followed by a head kick.  Luque takes Edwards down and is looking for submission.  Edwards is defending it well, with 30 seconds left.  We give this round to Luque for being in the more dominant position for majority of the round.
  • ROUND 2 – Luque starts off the round pinning Edwards against the cage.  Edwards reverses it. Edwards attempts a submission however Luque defends it well and escapes.  Luque then had Edwards pinned up against the cage once again.  The referee breaks them up due to inactivity.  A nice body kick by Edwards! Followed by a flying knee from Edwards as well.  Edwards then takes Luque down, a nice way to steal this round.  The referee separates them once again due to inactivity.  Edwards follows up by a body kick again and then pins Luque up against the cage for the last 30 seconds of the round.  We give this round to Edwards.
  • ROUND 3 – Luque is coming out aggressive and pins Edwards up against the cage.  Edwards reveres it and gets Luque’s back.  Luque then reverses that and goes for a take down.  Edwards reverses it and then has Luque’s back once again.  Once again Luque reverses that.  Edwards then has Luque against the cage and is landing some shots.  Edwards is finding his range landing some knees and jabs.  A minute to go in the last round.  Luque is now landing some shots as Edward is against the cage.  30 seconds left.  Edwards with a take down which may have just sealed the round for him.  We give this round and the fight to Edwards for landing more shots and controlling majority of the fight.  Over to the judges.  All three judges score the fight 29/28 for winner by unanimous decision Leon Edwards.  Fight Rate: 3/5 

Marc “Bone Crusher” Diakiese (Manchester, England) 11 – 0 – 0 VS Teemu “Pacu” Packalen (Turku, Finland ) 4 – 0 – 0 Lightweight

  • ROUND 1 – Here goes the battle of the undefeated! A low kick by Diakiese to start of the fight.  Diakiese starts off very aggressive with three back to back kicks.  He then lands a big right hook and knocks Packalen out standing!! The fight is over!! Marc Diakiese wins by KO at 30 seconds!! Fight Rate: 4/5 

**Tom Breese 10 -1 -0 VS Oluwale “Holy War Angel” Bamgbose 6 -2- 0 Welterweight **

**Ian Entwistle 9 – 3 – 0 VS Brett Johns 13 – 0 – 0**

Scott Askham (Yorkshire, England) 14 – 3 – 0 VS Bradley “Bear” Scott (Melksham, England) 9 – 2 – 0 Middleweight

  • ROUND 1 – The round starts off by a big leg kick by Scott and another! A right jab by Scott drops Askham however Askham quickly gets up before further damage can be done.  Another big leg kick by Scott.  Askham’s leg is hurting as he wobbles back.  An uppercut by Scott! Scott has Askham up against the cage and is landing uppercuts, knees and kicks.  Less than a minute to go.  We give this round to Scott for landing bigger shots and being in control.
  • ROUND 2- Scott attempts a leg kick, Askham catches it and knocks Scott down to the mat.  Askham is on top looking for a submission however Scott powers out of it and stands back up. Askham landing a few good shot on Scott.  Scott then lands a big leg kick, again and again! Askham is stunned and is wobbling.  If he keeps on kicking this leg, he will bring him down.  Askham has changed his stance due to the effects of the leg kicks however he doesn’t look like he’s that comfortable with his left leg as the lead leg.  Scott then starts attacking the other lead leg with leg kicks.  Big shots from both fighters to end the round.  We give this round to Scott.
  • ROUND 3 – Scott comes out aggressive in the third and final round.  Both fighters are trading strikes however nothing is significant.  Askham is starting to take control of this round and landing more strikes.  We give this round to Askham, however we give the fight to Scott.  Over to the judges.  29/28 Askham, 29/28 Scott, 29/28 for the winner by split decision Bradley Scott! Fight Rate: 3/5

Lina “Elbow Queen” Lansberg  (Malmo, Sweden) 6 – 2 – 0  VS Lucia “Bullet” Pudilova  (Pribram, Czech Republic) 6- 1 – 0 Bantemweight

Fight Fact! This is Lucia Pudilova’s UFC Debut! 

  • ROUND 1 – Here we go!  We are officially live from London England! Both ladies coming out fast! Lansberg has Pudilova up against the cage and is landing some knee strikes.  However due to inactivity, the referee breaks them up and they are back to the centre of the Octagon.  Pudilova now has Lansberg up against the cage where Lansberg lands a nice knee.  Pudilova then lands a nice head kick and another! Pudilova lands some strikes to Lansberg, Lansberg then reverses and lands some strikes of her own.  We give this round to Pudilova for being the more active striker.
  • ROUND 2 – Lansberg landing two big kicks back to back however they don’t seem to faze Pudilova.  Lansberg then pins Pudilova against the cage, attempting to take her down. She doesn’t get the take down but is landing some good knees.  Pudilova then escapes and they are both in the centre of the Octagon as well.  A nice left hook by Lansberg as she’s finding her range and landing a few jabs.  Two minutes to go.  Pudilova landing some punches to Lansberg’s head.  Lansberg then takes Pudilova down with a minute to go in the round.  We give this round to Lansberg.  Both of the fighters seem exhausted after this round.
  • ROUND 3 – Both ladies come out even more aggressive this round.  Pudilova lands a few good shots on Lansberg.  Lansberg then puts Pudilova up against the cage working for a take down.  Pudilova is landing elbows on Lansberg.  Lansberg’s face is bleeding bad.  Pudilova’s landing big shots on Lansberg.  Lansberg then has Pudilova up against the cage once again attempting for a take down but is unsuccessful.  Pudilova is defending the take down well and escapes.  Pudilova lands a good kick and you can see that she’s starting to push the pace.  Lansberg’s right eye is starting to close due to swelling.  Less than a minute to go in the last round.  We give this round and the fight to Pudilova.  What a great UFC debut for her! Off to the judges for their decision.  Here’s the first twist of the card… Judges score 29/28- winner by unanimous decision Lina Lansberg…. Wow!  Didn’t see that coming.  Seems like Lina didn’t see it come either as she says “Lucia you are the winner of this fight”.  Fight Rate: 3/5

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