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UFC Fight Night 112: Chiesa vs. Lee

Chesapeake Energy Arena | Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 

Sunday, June 25, 2017

CARD RATING 

The card starts off quick with a TKO by Jeremy Kimball in the first round at 1:21 towards Josh Stansbury. That fight ended before we could even get into the card!  The second TKO came between Jared Gordon and Michel Quinones with the referee stopping the fight at 4:24 of the second round.  The next TKO comes at 0:29 of the first round!! This occurred between Dominick Reyes and Joachim Christensen.  Tim Boetsch vs. Johny Hendricks also ends in a TKO at 0:46 of Round 2 when Boetsch lands a head kick followed by 6 upper cuts to Hendricks! Yup, 6! That was a good fight.  The main card between Michael Chiesa vs. Kevin Lee ended in controversial fashion however we agree with the decision.  Take a look to see if you agree as well.

The other 8 fights went to the judges for decision.  Majority of them were decided the same way we thought.  There were some rounds the judges scored differently than us, however the overall winner was the same.  Take a look to see what happened throughout the night.

Overall, this card averaged a score of 3.38/5 therefore giving the card a rating of 4/5. This card is tied for 9th place with the Fight Night that occurred on Saturday, April 22, 2017 Swanson vs. Lobov.

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

 

PRELIMS

Clay “The Carpenter” Guida (Illinois, USA) 32 – 14 – 0 VS Erik “New Breed” Koch (Wisconsin, USA) 15 – 4 – 0 – Featherweight

  • ROUND 1 – Both fighters exchanging strikes.  Nothing of significance.  Guida with an attempted take down.  Koch defending it well.  Guida has Koch against the cage, still attempting a take down which he gets.  Koch gets up quickly, reverse it and puts Guida against the cage.  Guida reverses that and now has Koch against the cage, looking for another take down.  The horn blows.  We give this round to Guida for having Koch up against the cage for majority of the round.
  • ROUND 2 – Round 2 starts with Guida pressuring Koch.  A right hook by Guida drops Koch.  Guida fighting for position with Koch and ends up on top.  Guida has side control and is looking to better his position.  Guida now has full mount and is landing some body shots.  Guida still in full mount is landing strikes to Koch’s head. The horn blows with what looked like Guida playing drums on Koch’s head! We give this round to him for his dominance.
  • ROUND 3 – The third round starts with the crowd chanting “Gui-da! Gui-da! Gui-da!” With a minute into the round, Guida attempts a take down.  Koch defends well however is up against the cage.  Guida attempts another take down and gets him down this time and is in full mount.  Guida is landing some punches as Koch has nowhere to go being trapped against the cage.  A minute to go in the last round.  The round ends, Koch survives. We give this round and fight to Guida 30-27.  Over to the judges once again.  Judges decide, 29-28, 29-26, 30-27 for winner by unanimous decision Clay Guida.  Fight Rate: 3/5

Vitor “Lex Luther” Miranda (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) 13 – 5 – 0 VS Marvin “The Italian Dream” Vettori (Mezzocorona, Italy) 11 – 3 – 0 – Middleweight

  • ROUND 1 – Vettori comes out aggressive landing a few good strikes.  Miranda counters with a few good strikes of his own.  Both fighters continuing to counter strike.  Vettori is starting to take control of the fight.  Vettori has Miranda against the cage and takes him down.  The round ends, we give it to Vettori for his take downs.
  • ROUND 2 – The second round starts with both fighters landing a few good kicks.  Vettori responds with a body kick.  Miranda with 4 leg kicks in a row! Vettori takes Miranda down, Miranda attempts a submission which he doesn’t get.  The round ends and we once again give it to Vettori for his take downs that caused him to control majority of the round.
  • ROUND 3 – Vettori comes out more aggressive in the last round.  Both fighters exchanging strikes in the centre of the Octagon.  Miranda swinging for the fences looking for the knockout.  Vettori is slowing down quite a bit.  Fatigue is settling in.  A good knee from Miranda.  Vettori then takes Miranda down against the cage.  30 seconds to go.  We give this round to Miranda for the more effective striking and more control of the round.  However it isn’t enough to win the overall fight.  We score this fight 29-28 for Vettori.  Judges Decide: 29-28, 30-27 and 30-27 for the winner by unanimous decision Marvin Vettori. Fight Rate: 3/5

Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza (California, USA) 12 – 4 – 0 VS Maryna “Iron Lady” Moroz (Volnogorsk, Ukraine) 8 – 1 – 0 – Strawweight

  • ROUND 1 – With two minutes into the round, both fighters are trying to get some momentum their way.  Esparza attempts a takedown however Moroz defends well.  Both fighters continue to stand in the centre of the Octagon.  Esparza goes for another take down and gets this one.  Moroz is attempting a submission however Esparza defends well.  With 30 seconds to go, we give this round to Esparza for the take down.
  • ROUND 2 – The majority of this round spent with both fighters exchanging strikes.  With two minutes left, Esparza goes for a take down which she doesn’t get.  Esparza goes for another take down and gets it however Moroz defends well and gets up quick.  Esparza goes for take down once again and gets it!  Both fighters are battling for position with Esparza on top of Moroz.  Moroz stands up as the horn blows.  We give this round to Esparza for her take down once again.
  • ROUND 3 – Moroz goes for a kick which Esparza catches.  Esparza takes Moroz to the ground however lets her back up for some unknown reason.  Both fighter are now in the centre of the Octagon exchanging strikes.  Esparza goes for a take down once again and gets it at 2:45 left of the last round.  The crowd is booing with no action on the ground, the referee stands them up with 1:20 left.  Esparza with a take down yet again and gets it.  The round ends.  We give this round to Esparza as well as the fight 30-27.  Judges decide:  30-27, 29-28 and 2-28 for the winner by unanimous decision Carla Esparza. Fight Rate: 3/5

Darrell “The Saint” Horcher (Pennsylvania, USA) 8 – 2 – 0 VS Devin Powell (Maine, USA) 8 – 2 – 0 – Lightweight

  • ROUND 1 – Horcher starts off with a two punch combo that backs Powell up.  Powell answers with a kick to the head.  Powell takes Horcher down, however Horcher reverses it and ends up on Powell.  Horcher landing a few strikes.  The round comes to an end with both fighters still on the floor looking for dominance.  We give this round to Horcher for being in control of the fights by having Powell on the ground for more than three minutes.
  • ROUND 2 – Powell starts off the round with a few legs kicks.  Horcher stuns Powell with an upper cut! Powell is trying to survive and is pinned against the cage.  Another upper cut by Horcher drops Powell!  Horcher is once again on top of Powell landing strikes as Powell tries to defend.  The round comes to an end with Horcher still on top.  Due to that we give this round to Horcher once again.
  • ROUND 3 – The round starts with Powell and his leg kicks.  With two minutes into the round, Powell decides to take Horcher down.  Horcher defends well and now has Powell against the cage.  Powell going for a submission as Horcher takes Powell down.  Powell reverses it and ends up on top of Horcher attempting a submission hold.  Horcher defending well.  Good grappling by both fighters.  Horcher gets back to his feet as Powell sinks in a choke hold.  Horcher defends well and gets out of it however takes Powell back down.  With 10 seconds left, we give this round to Powell however we give the fight to Horcher 29-28.  Judges Decide: 29-28 Horcher, 29-28 Powell, 29-28 Horcher.  Darrell Horcher wins by split decision.  Fight Rate: 3/5

 

EARLY PRELIMS

 

Jared “Flash” Gordon (New York, USA) 12 – 1 – 0 VS Michel “Capo” Quinones (Florida, USA) 8 – 1 – 0 – Featherweight

Fight Fact! This is Michel Quinones UFC Debut!  Jared Gordon weighted in 4 pounds over the Featherweight limit.  

  • ROUND 1 – The fight starts and Quinones comes out quick with a kick to the body.  Gordon answers with a few strikes to the head.  Gordon with a nice hook that backs Quinones up.  Gordon then takes Quinones down looking for a submission however Quinones is defending well.  Quinones gets himself out of danger and gets up.  Both fighters are now in the centre of the Octagon.  With less than a minute to go in the first round, both fighters are looking for the significant strikes, none which are landing.  With less than 20 seconds to go, we give this round to Gordon for controlling majority of the round.
  • ROUND 2 – Both fighters start the round by going at it.  Gordon stuns Quinones with an uppercut and then follows up with a take down.  Gordon is doing a good job controlling Quinones on the ground, not letting him up.  Quinones gets up, however Gordon pushes him against the cage and is landing punches.  Quinones trying to get a breath of fresh air, however Gordon smothers him and takes him down once again.  Ninety seconds to go.  Gordon is all over Quinones landing down punches and elbows.  Quinones is doing a good job defending the strikes however this fight is close to being stopped.  And there we have it, the referee stops the fight with 36 seconds to go.  Jared Gordon wins by TKO at 4:24 of Round 2.  Fight Rate: 4/5

 

Johnny “Hollywood” Case (Iowa, USA) 22 – 4 – 0 VS Tony Martin (Massachusetts, USA) 10 – 3 – 0- Lightweight

  • ROUND 1 – A minute into the fight, both fighters are still feeling each other out.  Case putting together some combos that land on Martin.  Martin countering with a right jab that stuns Case.  Less than a minute to go in the round.  Case is landing more strikes, however Martin is hitting the more effective strikes therefore this round will be close.  Case seems to be upping his game the last 30 seconds.  Due to that we will give this round to Case.
  • ROUND 2 – Martin lands a big right hand hook on Case that stuns him.  Case recovers well. Case delivers a few combos to Martin making a comeback.  Martin lands another right hook that stuns Case.  Case reciprocates with a jab that stuns Martin.  Martin then lands a stiff jab to Case! These two fighters are trading strikes back and forth.  With 45 seconds to go, Martin is taking control of the round.  We give this round to Martin.
  • ROUND 3 – Both fighters start off the round looking for that big shot.  So far Case seems to be landing more strikes.  Martin lands a good knee to Case’s head followed by some significant strikes.  With a minute to go in the last round, this will determine who wins the fight.  Martin with a take down! Case takes an elbow getting up however Martin sinks in a submission right as the horn blows. We give this round and fight to Martin 28-27.  Judges Decide: 29-28 for the winner by unanimous decision Tony Martin! Fight Rate: 3/5

Jeremy “Grizzly” Kimball (Colorado, USA) 14 – 6 – 0 VS Josh “The Sandman” Stansbury (Ohio, USA) 8 – 2 – 0 Light Heavyweight

Fight Fact! This is Jeremy Kimball’s UFC Debut!

  • ROUND 1 – We are on the way, the fight card has officially started! Stansbury starts out with a big right hook.  Stansbury now has Kimball against the cage.  Kimball escapes and both fighters are now exchanging strikes.  Kimball with a straight jab and then a right hand to the ear drops Stansbury.  Kimball lands down some punches to Stansbury’s head when the referee comes and stops the fight.  Jeremy Kimball wins by TKO at 1:21 of Round 1.  Fight Rate: 4/5

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