UFC Fight Night 114: Pettis vs. Moreno
What a card this was! The early prelim fights started off with a bang! Ending at 2:01 of the first round with a Von Flue Choke Submission, the fight between Alvaro Herrera and Jordan Rinaldi was a good one to watch. The next fight between Joseph Morales and Roberto Sanchez also ended in the first round at 3:56 due to a Rear Naked Choke Submission. Another excellent fight. As we head over to the prelims, we start off with the first fight going to the judges for decision. However the second fight between Henry Briones and Rani Yahya also ended in the first round by Kimura submission at 2:01. Another fight that ended in the first round was between Dustin Ortiz and Hector Sandoval with a KO at 0:15! Wow! That fight was over before we even had a chance to write the first sentence. The main event of the prelims also ended in the first round at 3:50 between Jack Hermansson and Bradley Scott due to a TKO. The next knock out came in yup you guessed it, Round 1 at 0:26. This was between Humberto Bandenay and Martin Bravo. Another fight that was over before it even began. The fight between Alan Jouban and Niko Price ended at 1:44 of Round 1 by TKO. It seems to be if a fight didn’t end in the first round, it went to the judges for decision. The main card between Sergio Pettis and Brandon Moreno was a fight that went to the judges for their decision. Read on to see the outcomes of the fights and let us know what you thought.
Overall, this card averaged a score of 3.58/5 therefore giving the card a rating of 4/5. This card is now tied for 2nd place alongside FIGHT NIGHT 113: NELSON vs. PONZINIBBIO on Sunday, July 16, 2017
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
Sergio Pettis (Wisconsin, USA) 15 – 2- 0 vs. Brandon “The Assassin Baby” Moreno (Tijuana, Mexico) 14 – 3 – 1 Flyweight
- ROUND 1 – The main event stats with Moreno taking Pettis down. Both fighters grappling for position however Moreno ends up on Pettis’ back attempting a rear naked choke submission. Pettis trying to defend it with two minutes to go. Pettis trying to escape however Moreno won’t let him go. 30 seconds to go. Moreno landing some punches while Pettis is trying to defend the choke hold. We give this round to Moreno for his dominance in grappling and his submission attempts.
- ROUND 2 – The round starts off with both fighters attempting strikes, with nothing of significance. Pettis starting to find his range with his strikes however Moreno catches a kick and takes Pettis down. Pettis defends well and gets out. Both fighters are now standing. Pettis landing another kick to Moreno’s head. With 10 seconds to go, we give this round to Pettis for being the aggressor and landing more strikes.
- ROUND 3 – The third round starts off with Pettis landing a combo of head kicks and punches to Moreno. In this round, Pettis is stalking Moreno by backing him up against the cage. A head kick by Pettis that stuns Moreno followed by a hook that also stuns Moreno. Moreno attempts a take down that he doesn’t get. Pettis is giving no room to move. Every time Moreno moves, Pettis is right there in his space. Pettis stuns Moreno again with a head kick. The round ends with Pettis landing a combo that cuts Moreno. We give this round to Pettis once again for his control and dominance.
- ROUND 4 – An eye poke by Pettis puts a stop to the action in the fourth round. The action resumes and both fighters start in the centre of the Octagon. Pettis continues with the effective striking. Pettis continues to land combos and strikes to Moreno. Moreno attempts to counter back however is unsuccessful. The round ends with Pettis going for a kick and missing. We give this round to Pettis for his effective striking.
- ROUND 5 – The round starts off by Moreno going for a take down which he gets. Both fighters battling for position with Moreno being in the more dominant position. Pettis trying to escape but is unsuccessful as Moreno is controlling Pettis on the ground. Pettis reverses the position and gets to his feet with a minute left in the last round. The round ends with both fighters in the centre of the Octagon exchanging strikes. We give this round to Moreno for controlling Pettis on the ground for majority of the round. We give the fight to Pettis 48-47. Judges Decide: 49-46, 48-47, 48-47 for the winner by unanimous decision Sergio Pettis. Fight Rate: 3/5
Alexa Grasso (Guadalajara, Mexico) 9 – 1 – 0 vs. Randa “Quiet Storm” Markos (Ontario, Canada) 7 – 5 – 0 Strawweight
- ROUND 1 – Both fighters come out very aggressive, exchanging combos. Markos landing very good strikes that are landing effectively on Grasso. Grasso with a combo that pins Markos against the cage. Markos looking for a trip that she doesn’t get. Grasso then takes Markos’ back and is landing down elbows and punches. Markos gets back up. Both fighters are now exchanging positions against the cage. The round ends with them both in the centre of the Octagon. We give this round to Grasso for the take down, the attempted submission and her ground control.
- ROUND 2 – Markos attempts a take down, Grasso reverses it and ends up on top of Markos. Both fighters get back up and are against the cage. Markos finally gets the take down in the centre of the Octagon by blocking Grasso’s kick. Grasso defends well and gets back up. Markos then takes Grasso back down, Grasso reverses it and ends up on top of Markos. Markos then reverses that, ends up on top of Grasso and lands heavy elbows and strikes. Time runs out, we give this round to Markos for her grappling control and ending the round very convincingly,
- ROUND 3 – Markos comes out aggressive to start the third and final round. Markos attempting a take down, she doesn’t get it however instead delivers a knee to Grasso’s body. Markos going for a take down again, that she gets. Grasso gets back up and both fighters are in the centre of the Octagon with two minutes left. Markos goes for another take down, she doesn’t get that as Grasso attempts a submission. Both fighters swinging as the round ends. We give this round to Markos for her take downs and ground control. We score the fight 29-28 for Markos. Judges Decide: 29-28 Markos, 29-28 Grasso, 29-28 for the winner by slit decision Alexa Grasso. The first fight of the night that we didn’t agree with. Let us know your thoughts. Fight Rate: 3/5
Alan “Brahma” Jouban (California, USA) 15 – 5 – 0 vs. Niko “The Hybrid” Price (Florida, USA) 9 – 0 – 0 Welterweight
- ROUND 1 – Price comes out aggressive with kicks and some strong punches. Jouban responds with some strikes of his own. Price hits Jouban with a hook that drops him. Price then jumps on Jouban and is raining down punches to his head. The referee jumps in and stops the fight. Jouban gets up and is visibly wobbly and can’t stand up on his own. Niko Price wins by TKO at 1:44 of Round 1. Fight Rate: 4/5
Humberto Bandenay (Lima, Peru) 13 – 4 – 0 vs. Martin “El Toro” Bravo (Rosartio, Mexico) 12 – 0 – 0 Featherweight
Fight Fact! This is Humberto Bandenay’s UFC Debut!
- ROUND 1 – Bravo starting off the round aggressive! Bandenay with a high kick to Bravo’s head that drops him and it’s over!! Bravo is out. Humberto Bandenay wins by KO at 0:26 of Round 1. Fight Rate: 4/5
Sam “Simle’N” Alvey (California, USA) 30- 9 – 0 vs. Rashad “Suga” Evans (Florida, USA) 24 – 6 – 1 Middleweight
- ROUND 1 – No touch of gloves but we are on the way. The fight starts off with Evans attempting a take down, he doesn’t get it however has Alvey against the cage. Evans still attempting a take down while Alvey is defending well. Evans finally gets the take down with 2 minutes to go. Alvey gets back up however is still against the cage. He reveres the position and has Evans against the cage. This doesn’t last long as both fighters break and are back in the centre of the Octagon. The round ends, we give it to Evans for controlling majority of the round.
- ROUND 2 – The second round starts with Evans landing a good body kick. A right hand from Alvey stuns Evans. Evans attempting a take down again, which he gets. Alvey comes back up however is against the cage. Alvey lands a nice knee to Evans’ head however Evans still has Alvey against the cage. The round ends with Alvey landing a good knee to Evans’ face. We give this round to Alvey for his more effective and damaging strikes.
- ROUND 3 – Round 3 starts with Alvey coming out more effective with his striking and beating Evans with his standard striking. Evans now has Alvey against the cage. Alvey throws punches and escapes. A right hand by Alvey stuns Evans followed by a knee to the head. Alvey is pushing forward, taking control of this round. Evans comes and lands a big hook that stuns Alvey! Evans attempting a take down with a minute to go in the round. Alvey defending well and lands some knees. The round ends with Evans in desperation mode. We give the round to Alvey for his dominance of the round. We also give the fight to Alvey 29-28. Judges Decide: 29-28 Evans, 29-28 Alvey, 29-28 for the winner by split decision Sam Alvey. Fight Rate: 3/5
- ROUND 1 – The fight starts out with both fighters trading strikes, neither fighter getting the better of them. A straight jab by Soukhamthath drops Perez. Perez quickly gets back up and both fighters are back in the centre of the Octagon. Soukhamthath throws another jab that drops Perez with a minute left to go in the first round. The round ends, both fighters exchange some strikes however we give this round to Soukhamthath for the two knock downs.
- ROUND 2 – The second round starts with Perez landing a few strikes and Soukhamthath attempting a flying knee that just misses. Another jab by Soukhamthath that drops Perez. A body shot and a left hook by Soukhamthath stuns Perez. Perez knocks Soukhamthath down with a hook and is on top of him looking for position with ninety seconds to go. Perez landing some shots to Soukhamthath’s body. Soukhamthath gets up, both fighters are now standing and exchanging strikes with 20 seconds to go. The round ends, we give it to Perez for his comeback with his big punch and staying in top control from the knock down.
- ROUND 3 – Both fighters come out strong and hard to start the third round. Perez going for a take down which he doesn’t get. Both fighters back to the centre of the Octagon exchanging strikes. Each throwing heavy strikes to try to end the fight. So far in this round, Perez seems to be the more active striker. Perez then charges at Soukhamthath and pins him up against the cage. He attempts a take down and he gets it. Soukhamthath gets up and both fighters are back in the centre of the Octagon with a minute to go. Perez attempting another take down however he doesn’t get this one. 30 second to go. We give this round to Perez for his control. We also give the fight to Perez 28-27. Judges Decide: 29-28 Soukhamthath, 29-28 Perez, 29-28 for the winner by split decision Alejandro Perez. Fight Rate: 3/5
Jack “The Joker” Hermansson (Oslo, Norway) 15 – 3 – 0 vs. Bradley “Bear” Scott (Melksham, England) 12 – 4 – 0 Middleweight
- ROUND 1 – Here we go, the main event of the prelims. Both fighters start off the first minute feeling each other out. Hermansson takes Scott down against the cage. Scott’s attempting a submission. Hermansson escapes and is attempting a submission of his own. Instead he gets full mount. Scott turns over and Hermansson has his back landing punches. The referee looking close. Hermansson raining down elbows and punches. Scott still hanging in there. The referee is creeping closer to get a better look and he then puts a stop to the fight. Jack Hermansson wins by TKO at 3:50 of Round 1. Fight Rate: 4/5
Dustin Ortiz (Massachusetts, USA) 16 – 7 – 0 vs. Hector “Kid Alex” Sandoval (California, USA) 14 – 3 – 0 Flyweight
- ROUND 1 – Sandoval comes out and lands a hook on Ortiz backing him up against the cage. Ortiz responds with a hook of his own and drops Sandoval. Ortiz then jumps on him to land more punches however the referee stops the fight as Sandoval is out. Dustin Ortiz wins by KO at 0:15 of Round 1. Fight Rate: 4/5
Henry “Bure” Briones (Tijuana, Mexico) 19 – 6 – 1 vs. Rani Yahya (Brasilia, Brazil) 23 – 9 – 0 Bantemweight
- ROUND 1 – The fight starts off with Yahya attempting a take down and having Briones against the cage. Yahya then takes down Briones. Yahya now attempting an arm bar submission, which he gets! Briones is forced to tap out. Rani Yahya wins by Kimura Submission at 2:01 of Round 1. Fight Rate: 4/5
Jose “Taco” Quinonez (California, USA) 6 – 2 – 0 vs. Diego “Pitbull” Rivas (Cholchol, Chile) 7 – 0 – 0 Bantemweight
- ROUND 1 – The fight stats off with both fighters feeling each other out. Both fighters landing a few combos however nothing of significance. Quinonez is going for a take down, Rivas defending well. Quinonez lands a few strikes against the cage to Rivas’ body and head. Rivas defends well and escapes. Both fighters are now back to the centre of the Octagon. Quinonez is controlling the centre of the Octagon and the pace. Due to that we give this round to Quinonez.
- ROUND 2 – The second round starts with Quinonez landing majority of the striking within the first two minutes of the round. Rivas lands a hook that drops Quinonez, however Quinonez gets back up quick. Rivas goes for a body kick that Quinonez catches and takes Rivas down. Quinonez landing punches from the top with a minute left to go. The round is ending with Quinonez attempting a submission however Rivas defends well. We give this round to Quinonez once again for controlling majority of the fight and the take down.
- ROUND 3 – With two minutes into the third and final round, Quinonez seems to be counterpunching. Both fighters are now grappling for position with Quinonez landing on top of Rivas throwing punches. Rivas reverses the position and ends on top of Quinonez attempting a submission. He doesn’t get it and both fighters are back on their feet in the centre of the Octagon. A minute left to go. The horn blows, we give this round and the fight to Quinonez 30-27 for controlling majority of the round. Judges Decide: All 3 judges score the fight 30-27 for the winner by unanimous decision Jose Quinonez. Fight Rate: 3/5
Joseph “Bopo” Morales (California, USA) 8 – 0 – 0 vs. Roberto “Little Fury” Sanchez (Texas, USA) 7 – 0 – 0 Flyweight
Fight Fact! This is Joseph Morales’ and Roberto Sanchez’s UFC Debuts!
- ROUND 1 – The fight starts off with Sanchez taking Morales down against the cage within the first 30 seconds. Morales finds an escapes with two minutes left in the round. He lands a hook on Sanchez that drops him. Sanchez is trying to survive the rest of the round when Morales gets Sanchez back looking to attempt a submission. Morales sinks in a deep rear naked choke and forces Morales to tap. Joseph Morales wins by Rear Naked Choke Submission at 3:56 of Round 1. Fight Rate: 4/5
Alvaro “Chango” Herrera (Guadalajara, Mexico) 9 – 4 – 0 vs. Jordan Rinaldi (North Carolina, USA) 12 – 5 – 0 Lightweight
- ROUND 1 – Here we go! Live from Mexico City. A minute into the first round, both fighters trying to work for an advantage. Rinaldi goes for a take down however Herrera is attempting a submission. Rinaldi escapes the submission and instead puts Herrera into a submission. It looks deep and it is! Herrera is forced to tap out. Jordan Rinaldi wins by Von Flue Choke Submission at 2:01 of Round 1. Fight Rate: 4/5