UFC Fight Night 117/ UFC Japan
Ovince Saint Preux, ranked #6 in the UFC’s Light Heavyweight Division, defeated Yushin Okami at 1:50 mark of Round 1 with another Von Flue submission. It is his third such submission of his career and only the fifth in UFC history. First performed by Jason Von Flue in January 2016, it is now being referred to as the “Von Preux.” Jessica Andrade won in dominant fashion over Claudia Gadelha with a unanimous decision victory (30-26, 30-25, 30-27). Fight stats had Andrade out-striking her opponent 242-47 with 141 of those being significant strikes. Andrade came in as the #4 ranked strawweight and Gadleha was #1. New rankings have Gadelha falling to #3 and Andrade moving to #2. Bellator 183 Roy Nelson made his Bellator debut in San Jose, California, by defeating Javy Ayala by Unanimous Decision (30-26, 29-28, 29-28). Aaron Pico picked up his first professional MMA victory with a highlight reel knockout of Justin Linn at 3:45 of the first round. Paul Daley got a big win over Lorenz Larkin. Is MVP the next fight for Daley? Where does Larkin go from here now that he is 0-2 in Bellator? Is there a more inconsistent fighter than Lorenz Larkin? What is next for Conor McGregor Is it Nate Diaz, Khabib Nurmagomedov, the winner of Kevin Lee/ Tony Ferguson, or something else? Conor McGregor MMA Future Edmond Tarverdyan wants Rousey to fight Cyborg… what? Reacting to Tarverdyan’s surprise call out and Cyborg’s response. UFC 216 and Paige Van Zant’s Withdrawal Main Card: Tony Ferguson vs. Kevin Lee, Demetrious Johnson vs. Ray Borg, Fabricio Werdum vs. Derrick Lewis, Beneil Dariush vs. Evan Dunham. Prelim Standouts: Will Brooks returns to action as does the electric Lando Vanatta. Mark Cherico MMA – Also check out our exclusive interview with Mark Cherico and Dominic Mazzota – https://youtu.be/B8FlriD93OY Like Octagon 24/7 on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Octagon247/ Subscribe to our YouTube page! Follow us on Twitter – https://twitter.com/Octagon24_7 Check out our brand new Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/octagon_247… Subscribe, rate and review our podcast, MMA Fancast, on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast and it is now available right here on YouTube!