The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to action on a large scale (Sat, January 15, 2021) yesterday with UFC Fight Island 7, which provided fight fans with an exciting afternoon of fighting on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirate of. In the headlining act, Max Holloway produced a tremendous performance against Calvin Kattar, earning a unilateral unanimous decision victory (see it again here). Carlos Condit defeated Matt Brown in another entertaining bout in the co-main event.
Biggest Winner: Max Holloway
This is easy because “Blessed” looked better than before, dominating the dagger for 25 minutes to secure a much-needed victory after dropping two straight. His boxing was absolutely top notch, and was needed because he was one of the best boxers at 145 pounds. But, “Blessed” was more than a task, going toe-to-toe with “The Boston Finisher”, tagging him at will while eating several good shots of his enemies. In the fifth and final round, Holloway worked with the entire Matrix, tagging Kattar without a straight-forward glance, sliding the four-punch combination, all while talking to John Anik and company to give it a sight. was. With the victory, Holloway reminded everyone that he is still at the top in his game and that he is not going anywhere anytime soon. He placed himself at the top of a shortlist to face the winner of the recently announced title fight between Alexander Volkanowski and Brian Ortega.
runner up: Li Jingliang
There were many chances that a high percentage of “Leach” defeated Santiago Ponzinibio – himself included – but the Chinese-origin star silenced everyone and won the biggest win of his career, calling “Ghent Boa” a spectacular Put to sleep with the round. knock out. Lee has now won four of his final five and this specific victory should give him a huge jump up the welterweight ladder. In total, he now has seven knockout wins inside the Octagon.
honorable mention: Alessio di Chirico
Di Chirico set the record by saying that he was not too impressed by what Joaquin Buckley did next to his middleweight scraps, not that this spectacular knockout did much for the Italian-originated fighter. Come Fight Night, Di Chirico backed up his talk by absolutely flattening “New Mansa” with a new kick before ending his night with some late strikes. After ending Buckley’s momentum, he scored an additional $ 50,000 in post-fight funding. The victory made his three-fight streak, so it was heavy on all fronts.
Biggest Loser: Santiago Ponzinibo
It had been more than two years for “Gents Boa” to step foot inside the Octagon, and it was longer than the last time it had suffered defeat. Indeed, he was last in the losing column in 2015. Since then, he has recorded a stunning seven-fight victory. Despite putting in all that work, he never got close to the title. And when you add that with its extended interval, Ponzinibio’s pace slowed down. Now, the loss will force him to start form scratch, and it will be a tough road to get back into the rankings as the 170-pound weight class is absolutely stacked.
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