UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs Till results
UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs Darren Till is in the books. We saw some very good matchups that went the distance, and also a couple nice finishes. The big surprise of the night was the upset of Darren Till over Donald Cerrone. Also, Karolina Kowalkiewicz got back on track after losing her previous two fights with a dominating performance over Jodie Esquibel.
Donald Cerrone vs Darren Till:
Undefeated fighter Darren Till showed the world that he is now a force to be dealt with. Till scored the upset victory with a 1st round TKO over Donald Cerrone. At first, it looked like that Cerrone may control this fight by scoring an early takedown. The tide changed very quickly. Till started landing some punches after getting to his feet and then landed a clean hook that startled Cerrone. Once Till noticed that Cerrone was unstable, he attacked and finished Cerrone in the first round. In the interview afterward, Till called out Mike Perry who happened to be in the crowd.
Results: Darren Till vis 1st Round TKO
Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs Jodie Esquibel:
Both fighters came out with a lot of energy and throwing punches left and right. Round 1 was all Kowalkiewicz though. She kept landing punch after punch. Her focus was razor sharp and kept closing the distance. She didn’t let Esquibel get too far away and kept the pressure on. Round 2 was one again all Kowalkiewicz. Landing knee after knee to the midsection. Esquibel did a great job absorbing them and staying on her feet. Kowalkiewicz got a takedown towards the end of round 2 but was not able to get the submission via armbar. Round 3 was more of the same. It was all Kowalkiewicz. Landing more kicks and punches to Esquibel. She kept the pressure on constantly taking away any chance of Esquibel landing a Hail Mary finish.
Results: Karolina Kowalkiewicz via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Jan Blachowicz vs Devin Clark:
Both Blachowicz and Clark came out swinging with lots of energy. Blachowicz controlled the first part of round one by landing a few punches and controlling the clinch. Towards the end of round 1, Clark connected on the chin of Blachowicz and landed a few body kicks. It was an evenly fought round. Start of round 2, Blachowicz came out landing two beautiful leg kicks to the midsection of Clark. Halfway through the 2nd round, Blachowicz was able to get into position and get Clark in a RNC which ultimately lead to Clark tapping out.
Results: Jan Blachowicz via 2nd Round Submission (RNC)
Oskar Piechota vs Jonathan Wilson:
Oskar Piechota makes his UFC debut against Jonathan Wilson. It was all Piechota from beginning to end. Piechota seemed to have control of the fight most of the time. Either trying to take him down or landing punches. Piechota out strike Wilson 80 to 17 (56 to 17 significant strikes). Right before the end of the 2nd round, Piechota landed a beautiful knockdown. It seemed like it would be the end for Wilson, but he was saved by the bell. The 3rd round was all Piechota too. Piechota controlled most of the fight on the ground. Coming very close to submitting Wilson a couple times. Wilson showed great defense, but Piechota was just overwhelming all 3 rounds.
Result: Osakr Piechota via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Marcin Held def Nasrat Haqparast via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Brain Kelleher def Damian Stasiak via 3rd Round TKO
Ramazan Emeev def Sam Alvey via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Andre Fili def Artem Lobov via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Warlley Alves def Salim Touahri via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Aspen Ladd def Lina Lansberg via 2nd Round TKO
Josh Emmett def Felipe Arantes via Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-25)