UFC 221 Results and brief Main Card fights breakdown
Hey guys, what’s up?
It’s nishat here with the latest news on UFC 221 although this time I am a bit late…!
Well lets get to the point..!
UFC 221 Results:
Luke Rockhold vs. Yoel Romero – middleweight title fight:
It was a good start by Luke but I kept on thinking why Romero is not getting lose well then it was a matter of time when Romero hit Rockhold with a devastating knockout punch
followed by another brutal punch as Luke was falling down.
It was a great victory for the ‘Soldier of God’.
I wish both fighters the best..!
Curtis Blaydes vs. Mark Hunt heavyweight bout:
In the first couple of rounds it was all Mark Hunt but he ran out of gas tank and then it was fantastic grappling by Curtis. In the later rounds it was Curtis who kept
Mark Hunt down for most of the time. Blaydes threw heavy shots from the back mount and won by decision.
Tai Tuivasa vs. Cyril Asker: Tai Tuivasa won by hitting Cyril with a brutal knockout knee attack, the underdog wins..!!
Jake Matthews vs. Li Jingliang:
Jingliang faced a loss after a significant win streak..Matthews found success with his punches in the first two rounds and gained confidence as the fight went to distance.
All three judges awarded Jake Matthews the victory in terms of Unanimous decision.
Tyson Pedro vs. Saparbek Safarov – UFC light heavyweight :
It was the slickest submission by Tyson Pedro in the very first round…awesome move and submission. It happend when Saparbek was trying to take Pedro down at that time
Pedro had setup the submission on arm and with one awesome move of body it turned into a kimura submission trap.
UFC 221 is round the corner and I can’t wait to see the big fighters go toe to toe…!
Event features middleweight interim bout between Yoel Romero & Former Champion Luke Rockhold ..!
Luke is in phenomenal condition and this fight will feature two best fighters in the division. Romero is a Cuban Olympic wrestler with loads of techniques up his sleeves to take down and break his opponent & there are not that many human beings who move like him and on the other hand Rockhold has won many MMA titles. Rockhold entered UFC as a Strikeforce Champion. Rockhold has grown as a fighter for sure after his loss against Bisping in June, 2016 & he looks great in shape. In July of 2017, Romero was defeated by Whittaker & Australia gained their first UFC Champion (Whittaker) at UFC 213.
Luke said ‘I don’t live to be the second best’
Romero said during training “For my people in Miami, we got this”
For both fighters it’s about getting the title belt around their waist
I wish both fighters the best and would love to see one of the best fights in the history of MMA, below video is in Spanish
I congratulate UFC for having arranged such great MMA events through 22 countries and across over 100 cities, this time adding a new location to it’s extensive list none other than Perth, Australia
Here’s the other highlight, the Co-main event will feature the best heavyweight fighter to have represented Australia and Newzealand, none other than Mark Hunt fighting against Curtis Blaydes (#9 UFC heavyweight contender)
UFC 221 will take place on 11th Feb, at Perth Arena in Perth, Australia
It features the long awaited fight between Romero & Rockhold
Romero is a skilled fighter and I watched his last fight with Chris Weidman during which weidman was hit by Romero with Knee while weidman was trying to take down Romero. Romero is a very calculated fighter and according to my observation will be a tough nut to crack by Rockhold.
Rockhold’s last loss against Bisping was disappointing back in June 2016 and it takes a lot of effort and time to get the thoughts together. I wish both fighters the best & my prediction is that Romero will win the fight and hopefully Rockhold will be able to give tough time to Romero.
In the last few fights it seemed as if Romero runs out of gas tank and needs to work on his stamina.
This fight will be for interim title contest
At first it was decided by UFC management to arrange a fight between Georges St-Pierre & interim champion Robert Whittaker to serve headliner for UFC 221 but after GSP was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, it was not possible. I wish GSP the best and would love to see him in action again soon..!
The main card also features the following bouts:
Mark Hunt vs. Curtis Blaydes
Tai Tuivasa vs. Cyril Asker
Jake Matthews vs. Li Jingliang
Tyson Pedro vs. Saparbek Safarov
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