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UFC On ESPN 9 Results : Gilbert Burns Dominates Tyron Woodley To Win Decision

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Fast rising contender Gilbert Burns brought former Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley some rude awakening in the main event of UFC On ESPN 9 Main event on Saturday night at the Apex Center.

Woodley went into the fight after almost more than a year away from the Octagon and his return wasn't as palatable as he perceived, with Gilbert Burns pressuring and dominating him from the opening round till the end to win a unanimous decision 50-44 twice and 55-45 on the Judges scorecards.
“I’m very happy. I trained so hard for this fight. I knew I could do it. I was calling this guy out for a reason,” Burns told Daniel Cormier in his post-fight interview. “My name now has got to be the No. 1 contender. I love the champ, my training partner Kamaru Usman, but c’mon – give me the shot. I’ve got a lot of love for you, but I’m next. I want to fight for the title. If they want to make the f…

Highlights : Teofimo Lopez Decisions Masayoshi Nakatani, Wins IBF Eliminator

Teofimo Lopez Decisions Masayoshi Nakatani, Wins IBF Eliminator 

Teofimo Lopez vs Matsuyoshi Nakatani

Teofimo Lopez (14-0, 11 KO) went twelve rounds, picking up a unanimous decision victory over Matsuyoshi Nakatani (18-1, 12 KO) in an IBF Eliminator on Friday night.

The almost six feet tall Japanese used his Jab and reach to give the smaller Lopez issues in the early rounds, He found it real easy landing his chopping right while Lopez, who loves shooting a left hook found it difficult landing from a distance.

Lopez was able to get some success in the fourth round, closed the distance, landed much more regularly and was able to score a knockdown, though Nakatani didn't seem hurt.


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Lopez started controlling the game from then on started landing on Nakatani, using different angles and winning most of the rounds from then, though by small margins. Nakatani continued with his Jabbing and used his reach to get successes against Lopez.

Nakatani was successful in the 10th round and forced Lopez into a close exchange, walking down Lopez till the end of the round. The fighters had a hug before the end of the fight as a sign of respect.

Both fighters went into the final round with hopes of landing a knockout shot but non was able to get that in the available three minutes leaving everything to the judges  who scored the fight 118-110 twice and 119-111.


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