Another busy weekend of MMA is in the books. I will provide you with the best finishes from this weekends fights. Bellator 229 went down Friday at the Pechanga Resort & Casino Temecula in California it produced some exciting fights im going to highlight the main card, and the “postlims”. Saturday we had UFC243 in Melbourne Austrailia. We all know what happened in the main event but ill cover the prelims and main card for everyone too. Enjoy !
For the first finish to kick off the weekend you had 28-3 Anatoly Tokov taking on 17-8 Hracho Darpinyan. For some reason this was a prelim. It went exactly how everyone expected Tokov getting his 29th win. Maybe it’s time to give him some more impressive opponents Bellator.
The second finish of the weekend was an exciting one. You had Tony Johnson a Dana White Contender Series veteran taking on the veteran himself in Joe Schilling. Personally Joe Schilling looked great and was tagging Tony Johnson all night. Until he wasn’t, Tony Johnson eventually puts Joe to sleep with a counter left hook.
For the 3rd finish of the night that I believe should be brought to everyone’s attention. You had two Bellator veterans battling it out. Goiti Yamauchi was coming off a split decision victory to Daniel Weichel, and Saad Awad was coming off a Bellator fight of the year nominee split decision loss to Brandon Girtz. Going into this fight I didn’t know what to expect but Goiti is too slick on the ground and it was too much for Awad to handle as he gets tapped in round 1.
The final finish Im going to choose to highlight is from Joey Davis, an impressive Prospect who was 5-0 going into this fight. This fight was featured on the Postlims so I know many people didn’t get to see it. I don’t have much to say about the other guy he was 10-6 so I’m assuming he was brought in as the sacrificial lamb. Just watch the finish and enjoy it.
I believe this is the second card in a row that the first fight ends in a submission finish. Khalid Taha Vs Bruno Silva was a good back and forth fight. I believe it was 1-1 until round 3 when Taha eventually locked up the choke. Taha has had a very impressive last two fights, I’m excited to see what he’s like when he reaches his full potential.
The second finish of Saturdays fights was a one sided affair. You had Ji Yeon Kim pick apart Nadia Kassem for two rounds. Kassem hasn’t looked impressive at all in her UFC tenure, and should probabaly go back to the local scene and work on her craft.
To kick off the prelims you had the Australian native Megan Anderson returning after suffering a quick defeat to Felicia Spencer. Personally I don’t think she’s all that great. You had Zarah making her UFC debut she fought like a bat out of hell Megan clinched her took her down and got the submission. It was impressive but that other girl has no reason being in the UFC. Nonetheless she got the quick submission.
I know a decision isn’t A finish but I had to highlight this fight. If you ever want to watch a crazy fight in your spare time you have to go back and watch this one these guys left it all out there. Brad Riddell is something serious and I can’t wait to see his next fight, Mullarkey has an insane chin too it’ll be great to see him back healthy in the octagon again as well.
Yorgan De Castro opened the main card with a FEROCIOUS shot that sent Justin Tafa to the underworld. De Castro is definitely someone to look out for in the Heavyweight division.
This was a huge upset a 4-1 underdog with beat down and stoppage. Sergey Spivak or Serghei which ever you prefer to call him derails the hype train in Tai Tuivasa. Tai really needs to work on his takedown defense he was getting ragdolled all night until he got pummeled into the perfect position for a submission.
To finish off the night we had two of the most talented middleweights in the world trying to find out who the undisputed one is. Israel Adesanya Vs Robert Whittaker is going to be a fight we definitely see again before it’s all said and done. The first fight goes to Adesanya though he truly is a “Stylebender” he went out there and made Whittaker look like he couldn’t even hold his jock strap. He had crazy movement and ridiculous power and was able to with stand all the pressure Whittaker threw his way. I personally am a fan of Israel and was so excited to see him get the win. Whittaker will be back though he’s still one of the best to ever do it.