UFC Fight Night 111: Holm vs. Correia
Saturday, June 17, 2017
The card starts off well with a few fights going to the judges to decide. They were good fights, worth watching. Our first TKO comes during the fight between Russell Doane and Kwan Ho Kwak at 4:09 of the first round. The fight between Ulka Sasaki and Justin Scoggins ended in a turn of events with Sasaki submitting Scoggins with a Rear Naked Choke at 3:19 of Round 2. The fight between Alex Caceres and Rolando Dy ended with the referee calling the fight with the advise of the doctor at the end of Round 2 due to Dy having troubles seeing. The fight between Cyril Asker and Walt Harris ends quick at 1:44 of Round 1 with Harris winning via TKO. The final fight of the prelims ended as quick as it began. Jon Tuck submitted Takanori Gomi via Rear Naked Choke Submission at 1:12 of the first round! He came out aggressive and took the fight from the start. The first three fights on the main card were good to see and all went to the judges to decide. The main fight started off slow for the first two rounds and ended with a bang when Holly Holm knocks out Bethe Correia at 1:09 of Round 3 with a head kick.
Overall, this card averaged a score of 3.50/5 therefore giving the card a rating of 5/5 tying it for 4th place along with 3 other cards.
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
Holly “The Prechers Daughter” Holm (New Mexico, USA) 10 – 3 – 0 Bethe “Pitbull” Correia (Campina Grande, Brazil) 10 – 2 – 1 Bantamweight
- ROUND 1 – A minute and half into the first round and not a strike has been thrown. Finally a throw by Correia and a body kick in response by Holm. Less than two minute to go and the crowd is starting to boo due to the lack of activity. A head kick by Holm! 40 seconds to go. As Holm is the only one that did some strikes, we give this round to her. Hopefully the next couple rounds will be more entertaining.
- ROUND 2 – Both fighters coming out slow once again to start the second round. The crowd continues to boo. About half way through the second fight, the referee intervenes and tells both fighters that they need to have some action in this fight. Correia finally has Holm against the cage. Due to that, and having more action, we give this round to Correia.
- ROUND 3 – Holm starting round 3 off with a body kick. Correia started goading Holm on by indicating “come on, let’s go”. Holm responds with a head kick that knocks Correia out! Holly Holm wins by KO at 1:09 of Round 3. Fight Rate: 4/5
Andrei “The Pitbull” Arlovski (Illinois, USA) 25 – 14 – 0 VS Marcin “Tybur” Tybura (Warsaw, Poland) 15 – 2 – 0 Heavyweight
- ROUND 1 – A heavy kick by Arlovski to start the round! He goes for another kick that gets caught by Tybura and he takes him down. Tybura gets Arlovski’s back, Arlovski defends well however Tybura now has full mount. Tybura is raining down punches however he is missing. Tybura with an elbow! That looked like it effected Arlovski. Just over a minute to go. Arlovski defends well and escapes with 15 seconds left. He comes out throwing heavy shots however the horn blows and the round ends. We give this round to Tybura however we have a feeling Arlovski will start the next round off swinging!
- ROUND 2 – We stand correct, Arlovski comes out swinging with a jab that sends Tybura back against the cage. Arlovski needs this round to tie the fight up. Arlovski lands a few good combos on Tybura which have him stumbling. Both fighters are both against the cage however due to inactivity the referee intervenes and breaks it up. Arlovski then has Tybura up against the cage once again to end the round. We give this round to Arlovski for controlling Tybura with his wrestling majority of the round.
- ROUND 3 – The round starts with Tybura having Arlovski against the cage. He then takes Arlovski down. Even though Tybura has top position, he isn’t doing anything effective. There is less than 2 minutes to go in the final round. Tybura now has Arlovski’s back. Tybura now has full mount on Arlovski with less than a minute to go. This should secure the fight for him. We give this round and the fight to Tybura 28-27. Judges Decide: 29-28, 28-27, 29-27 for the winner by unanimous decision Marcin Tybura. Fight Rate: 3/5
Colby “Chaos” Covington (Florida, USA) 11 – 1 – 0 VS Dong Hyun “The Stun Gun” Kim (Busan, South Korea) 22 – 3 – 1 Welterweight
- ROUND 1 – The fight starts off with Covington taking Kim down against the cage. Kim gets up however Covington still has him against the cage. Covington with another take down. Both fighters in the centre of the Octagon exchanging strikes as the round comes to an end. We give this round to Covington for controlling majority of the round with his wrestling,
- ROUND 2 – Covington attempts to take Kim down to start the round however Kim defends well landing some punches and gets back up. Covington then gets the take down again. The crowd is starting to boo as the momentum of this fight isn’t in comparison to the others. Covington has Kim pinned against the cage, landing some knee strikes. Kim gets out, however a hook by Covington stuns Kim followed by a flying knee. Covington takes Kim down once again with ninety seconds to go. We give this round to Covington once again for his power strike and wrestling.
- ROUND 3 – Start of the third round, both fighters come out swinging. Covington seems to be giving the better of the strikes. He then follows up with a take down. With a minute to go in the last round, Covington has Kim pinned up against the cage once again. Kim reverses it to take Covington down. We give this round and fight to Covington 30-27. Judges Decide: 30-25, 30-26 and 30-27 for the winner by unanimous decision Colby Covington. Fight Rate: 3/5
Rafael dos Anjos (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) 25 – 8 – 0 VS Tarec “Sponge” Saffiedine (Brussels, Belgium) 16 – 4 – 0 Welterweight
- ROUND 1 – A touch of gloves and the main card is underway. dos Anjos goes for leg kick that gets caught by Saffiedine. Saffiedine takes him down and the two struggle on the mat. dos Anjos goes for a submission from the bottom however Saffiedine defends well. dos Anjos defends the take down well and gets up. Both fighters are now against the cage. dos Anjos with a few body shots to Saffiedine and then with a take down. Saffiedine escapes and gets back to his feet. A flying knee by dos Anjos! 20 seconds go to. A very close round, however we give dos Anjos a slight edge for submission attempts and take downs.
- ROUND 2 – the second round starts with both fighters exchanging strikes. Nothing of significance thus far. Saffiedine has dos Anjos against the cage however dos Anjos defends it well and takes Saffiedine down. A minute left in the second round. dos Anjos seems to be controlling majority of this round as well. He did however have an illegal knee to a downed opponent therefore he may loose a point. For his control, we give this round to dos Anjos as well.
- ROUND 3 – Saffiedine starts off the third round landing a few good strikes. Both fighters exchanging strikes, Saffiedine giving the better of them. Less than a minute to go in the final round. We give this round to Saffiedine for his more effective striking in the round. We give the fight to dos Anjos 29-28. Judges Decide: 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28 for winner by unanimous decision Rafael dos Anjos. Fight Rate: 3/5
Takanori “The Fireball Kid” Gomi (Tokyo, Japan) 35 – 11 – 0 VS Jon “The Super Saiyan” Tuck (Hagatma, Guam) 9 – 4 – 0 Lightweight
- ROUND 1 – A front kick by Tuck to start the round followed by another one! Tuck is jumping on him and being very aggressive, looking to end the round quick. Tuck gets Gomi’s back and secures a Rear Naked Choke Submission. Jon Tuck wins by Rear Naked Choke Submission at 1:12 of Round 1. Fight Rate: 4/5
Cyril “Silverback” Asker (Avignon, France) 7 – 2 – 0 VS Walt “Big Ticket” Harris (Alabama, USA) 8 – 5 – 0 Heavyweight
- ROUND 1 – The round starts off with Harris landing a body kick to Asker. Harris with a hook that stuns Asker following that. An uppercut by Harris drops Asker! Harris is dropping elbows and punches on Asker and he is out! The referee intervenes and stops the fight. Walt Harris wins by TKO at 1:44 of Round 1. Fight Rate: 4/5
Alex “Bruce Leeroy” Caceres (Florida, USA) 12 – 10 – 0 VS Rolando Dy (Paranaque City, Philippines) 4 – 2 – 0 Featherweight
Fight Fact! This is Rolando Dy’s UFC Debut!
- ROUND 1 – Two minutes into the first round, both fighters are feeling each other out. Caceres is starting to open up and find his range better. A head kick by Caceres and then another that drops Dy. Dy gets up quick however Caceres with a punch that drops Dy once again. Caceres is working on a rear naked choke submission. Ninety seconds to go. Dy escapes and gets up. Both fighters are back on their feet in the centre of the Octagon with 40 seconds to go. We give this round to Caceres for dominating the round and effective striking.
- ROUND 2 – Dy starts the round off with a huge body kick. We then have a quick time out as the referee can see that Dy is having issues with his eye. The doctor takes a look and then we are on our way. Caceres taking advantage of this and lands kicks and punches. A take down by Dy however Caceres gets up quick. Dy is starting to find his range with effective striking. We give this round to Dy for his effective striking and volume of strikes.
- ROUND 3 – Before the round can start, the doctor calls an end to the fight saying that Dy’s eye is interfering with his fight. At the end of Round 2 on the advice of the doctor, Alex Caceres wins by TKO. Fight Rate: 4/5
Ulka Sasaki (Shizuoka, Japan) 19 – 4 – 2 VS Justin Scoggins (South Carolina, USA) 11 – 2 – 0 Flyweight
- ROUND 1 – Scoggins starts off the round with a back suplex! Wow! Sasaki then reverses Scoggins and takes him down. Scoggins defends well and gets to his feet. Scoggins now has Sasaki up against the cage. They break up and are back to the centre of the Octagon. Scoggins seems to be having the better of the stand up fight. Scoggins drops a 1-2 combo that drops Sasaki. Scoggins now on top of Sasaki raining down punches. 30 seconds to go. We give this round to Scoggins for his effective striking and controlling majority of the round.
- ROUND 2 – A back kick by Scoggins drops Sasaki. What a way to start off the round. Scoggins ends up on top and is raining down punches and elbows once again. Sasaki reverses it and has full mount on Scoggins. Sasaki is now attempting a rear naked choke submission. If he gets it, this could be a turn of events! And there we have it! Scoggins taps out. Ulka Sasaki wins by Rear Naked Choke Submission at 3:19 of Round 2. Fight Rate: 4/5
Frank “The Crank” Camacho (Northern Marina Islands, Guam) 0 – 0 – 0 VS Li “The Leech” Jingliang (Beijing, China) 12 – 4 – 0 Welterweight
- ROUND 1 – Camacho starts the fight with a big right hook that stuns Jingliang. And another one! Camacho is landing some heavy shots. Jingliang attempts a take down, Camacho reverses it and puts Jingliang to the ground. Camacho with another big right hand. Just over a minute to go. Jingliang goes for a take down which he gets however Camacho comes right back up. 30 seconds to go, Jingliang has Camacho against the cage however nothing significant comes from it. We give this round to Camacho for his more effective striking.
- ROUND 2 – Jingliang goes for a take down to start the round. He doesn’t get it however has Camacho against the cage. Camacho defends it well and both fighters are back to the centre of the Octagon. Jingliang lands some effective striking with kicks and punches. 45 seconds to go in the second round. Jingliang starting to take control of the round, finding openings with his strikes. Due to that, we give this round to Jingliang.
- ROUND 3 – Both fighters come out swinging. Camacho seems to be tired, he is slowing down, his mouth is open gasping for air and he’s not as fast. Jingliang starting to find his range. He’s landing his shots at will. A big right hook by Jingliang. And another! Followed by a head kick. 30 seconds to go, we give this round to Jingliang for his dominance as well as the fight 29-28. Judges decide: 29-27, 28-27 and 29-27 for winner by unanimous decision Li Jingliang. Fight Rate: 3/5
Russell Doane (Honolulu, Hawaii) 14 – 7 – 0 VS Kwan Ho “The Handsome” Kwak (Seoul, South Korea) 1 – 0 – 0 Bantamweight
- ROUND 1 – Doane starts off the round going for a kick. Kwak catches it and knocks Doane down. Kwak with some body kicks which have no effect on Doane just yet. Doane backs Kwak up against the cage, landing a few heavy shots that ends up dropping him. The referee stops the fight. Russell Doane wins by TKO at 4:09 of Round 1. Fight Rate: 4/5
Carls John “Golden Boy” de Tomas (Quezon City, Philippines) 0 – 0 – 0 VS Naoki Inoue (Toyohashi, Japan) 0 – 0 – 0 Flyweight
Fight Fact! This is also Carls John de Tomas’ UFC Debut!
- ROUND 1 – de Tomas lands a big right hand that stuns Inoue to start the fight. He then picks Inoue up and slams him down. Inoue quickly gets back up. Inoue then grapples with de Tomas, gets his back and is working for submission. de Tomas, defending well. He escapes and makes his way to his feet however Inoue reverses it and puts de Tomas back on his back. The round comes to an end with Inoue on top of de Tomas. We give this round to Inoue for the submission attempts and controlling the round.
- ROUND 2 – Inoue starts off the second round more aggressive. de Tomas responds with a right hook. Inoue’s striking seems to be very significant and on point. de Tomas goes for a take down, Inoue defends well and ends up having de Tomas’ back attempting multiple submissions. de Tomas defending well. Inoue sinks in an arm bar that looks very tight! Luckily for de Tomas the horn blows and the round ends. This round is all Inoue.
- ROUND 3 – Inoue starts off the third round like he did the second, with very effective striking. Inoue attempting a take down, doesn’t get it however has de Tomas against the cage attempting a submission again. Looks like he wants to pick up where he ended off the second round. Inoue is on top and has de Tomas’ back. Two minutes to go. Both fighters on the floor, looking for submission and defending attempts. de Tomas is doing a great job defending all submissions by Inoue. Down to the last minute. Inoue ends up on top of de Tomas and the round ends here. We give this round and fight to Inoue 30-27. Judges decide 30-26 for the winner by unanimous decision Naoki Inoue. Fight Rate: 3/5
Ji Yeon Kim (Incheon, South Korea) 0 – 0 – 0 VS Lucie “Bullet” Pudilova (Pribram, Czech Republic) 6 – 2 – 0 Bantamweight
Fight Fact! This is Ji Yeon Kim’s UFC Debut!
- ROUND 1 – Kim starts off the fight swinging. Pudilova answers with a couple of jabs to keep Kim away. Pudilova seems to be landing the more significant strikes thus far. A minute left to go in the first round. Majority of the round spent exchanging strikes in the centre of the Octagon. We give this round to Pudilova for being the more active striker.
- ROUND 2 – Kim is starting to find her range and get in the groove of the fight. Pudilova has a cut on her nose that’s starting to bleed. Pudilova senses she’s in trouble and grabs Kim, pulling her against the cage. After some time, the referee breaks it up due to inactivity and both start off in the centre of the Octagon. Pudilova comes out swinging and lands two big strikes. Less than a minute to go. The round ends with Pudilova having Kim against the cage. Due to that, we give this round to Pudilova once again for controlling majority of the round.
- ROUND 3 – Pudilova starts off the third round aggressive. As we believe she thinks she lost the last round. It was a close round as Kim was landing more effective striking, however Pudilova controlled more of the fights. Should this go to judges decision, we will see how their votes go. Pudilova has Kim against the cage once again and yet again the referee pulls them apart due to inactivity. Pudilova lands a few more strikes and once more has Kim against the cage. Pudilova attempting a submission, however Kim is defending it well. Due to the submission, Kim drops down to her back. A bad spot to be in, as even if Kim escapes, Pudilova will have full mount. Kim reverses it and ends up on top of Pudilova however Pudilova is still working for submission. Pudilova looses the submission and the two fighters are wrestling on the ground with Pudilova on the bottom. Pudilova then escapes and ends up on her feet. Great defence by both fighters. The round ends, we give this round and fight to Pudilova 30-27. A great start to the card so far. Judges decide; winner by unanimous decision 29-28 Lucie Pudilova! Looks like the judges did give the second round to Kim. Fight Rate: 3/5