UFC Vegas 58 is live from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. We have a fun card for the night with Rafael Dos Anjos vs Rafael Fiziev as the headliner. So, let’s get into the results.
Saidyokub Kakhramonov defeats Ronnie Lawrence via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Saidyokub dominated this fight with his takedowns and ground control. Ronnie came out of the gate hot, but once Saidyokub got in control, it was in the bag from there. He is now 2-0 in the UFC and broke Ronnie’s UFC undefeated streak in the process. He’s going to be a big problem on the ground in this division. After the fight, he called out Cody Garbrandt.
Kennedy Nzechukwu defeats Karl Roberson via Round-Three TKO (punches)
Kennedy seemed like he was persistent on chasing a submission here. Multiple takedowns throughout each three rounds, but Roberson showed his toughness to not let it happen. So, Nzechukwu ended up mounting the back of Roberson and laying in some brutal ground and pound to get the TKO win in the third. Kennedy has been on a two fight losing streak, but he’s now back in the win column. After the fight, he confirms he was chasing the submission, but his coach told him to finish it, so he laid in the elbows and punches for the win.
David Onama defeats Garrett Armfield via Round- Two Submission (Arm-Triangle)
These two fought as amateurs and Onama won, and tonight was no different. It was obvious that Onama had the strength advantage here, Garrett tried for takedowns but they got defended, and Onama got a few of his own, especially in the second, when Garrett went for a takedown, Onama sprawled and reversed it allowing him to get top control and lock in a arm-triangle to put his opponent to sleep. After the fight, David Onama says he’s ready to fight and will be ready as soon as possible, if anyone pulls out on upcoming cards, he will step in. David Onama has a 100% finish rate.
Antonina Shevchenko defeats Cortney Casey via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Antonina is back in the win column after being on a two fight losing streak. She used her kicks heavy in this fight, specifically to the body. She said after the bout that she feels like she won the first and second round. Casey’s pressure was catching up to her in the third as she scored some takedowns on Antonina, but in the end, Shevchenko pulled out a close victory. She celebrated after with her sister, Valentina Shevchenko.
Cody Brundage defeats Tresean Gore via Round-One Knockout (punch)
Cody Brundage came into this fight with a plan to wrestle, which he did implement right out of the gate with a takedown, but Gore managed to get up to the feet. They traded some shots back and forth, Gore went for a kick but Cody countered with a right hook that dropped Tresean, then Cody pounced on him with follow up shots to knockout gore. After the fight, Cody says UFC can hit him up cause he’s always ready. That’s two UFC victories in a row for Cody Brundage, both round one finishes.
Jamie Mullarkey defeats Michael Johnson via Split Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Jamie Mullarkey sneaks in a win after what could possibly be Fight Of The Night. Jamie is coming in off a loss, but has now put himself back in the win column after an absolute war. Both men dropped each other early on, this basically stayed on the feet the entire time with non-stop action, back and forth brutality. After the fight, Jamie gives Michael Johnson props, calling him a OG and saying he had to dig real deep to get that win. Both men fought their hearts out.
Aiemann Zahabi defeats Ricky Turcios via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Aiemann wins a lackluster bout, but Aiemann stayed on his game plan of making them miss, make them pay. He kept Ricky on the edge of many jabs and calf kicks, but aside that, not much action in this one. But, it was clear that Aiemann won all three rounds, while Ricky “Ah’d” and “ooh’d”, making sounds instead of throwing hands. A shame.
Chase Sherman defeats Jared Vanderaa via Round-Three Knockout (punches)
Chase Sherman snaps his four fight losing streak with a big knockout victory in the third when he needed it most, Jared was ahead on the scorecards before the fight ended, but the judges were not needed here. After the fight, Chase says he needs to get back in the gym and get to work, he broke his losing streak tonight but needs to continue to advance his game. He said a liver shot hurt him early in round one, but he battled through it!
Said Nurmagomedov defeats Douglas Silva De Andrade vis Unanimous Decision (20-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Said Nurmagomedov picks up the victory to continue his now three fight win streak. He did a lot of damage on the feet, especially with his wild kicks. Kicks to the legs, body and head constantly mixed in with spinning attacks, his striking was one point tonight, though he was dropped once via a spinning backfist from Douglas. But, he pulled out the hard fought victory. After the fight, Said calls out anyone from top 10-15, says it’s time for him to enter into the rankings.
Caio Borralho defeats Armen Petrosyan via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Caio picks up the victory and becomes officially 2-0 in the UFC, while snapping his opponents win streak in the process. Caio wrestled his way to victory, nullifying the striking game of Armen and dominating on the mat. After the fight, Caio calls out Dricus Du Plessis for a fight, says he wants him next and then will be in the rankings “once I beat your ass.” One hell of a callout for the new blood, we’ll see if that comes to fruition.
Rafael Fiziev defeats Rafael Dos Anjos via Round-Five Knockout (punch)
18 seconds into the fifth round, Fiziev throws a bomb, and it connected to get the job done. This was a very technical battle, RDA continued to try for takedown after takedown but only really successfully got one on a Fiziev, who wanted to keep it on the feet and was exploding with nasty body kicks throughout the fight. In his first main event, Fiziev is now on a six fight win streak. Post-fight, he calls for anyone in the top five. Rafael Fiziev will now slide up to number 7 in the rankings.
Overall, a solid night of fights. Some more lackluster than others, but we got a banger of a fight between Michael Johnson and Jamie Mallarkey, which is still fight of the night, in my opinion. We also saw some great finishes, such as in the main event and Chase Sherman’s heavyweight bomb. We will be back with another fight night next week headlined by Brian Ortega vs. Yair Rodriguez.
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