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Sport Winners and losers from UFC Fight Night

10:55  14 june  2020
10:55  14 june  2020 Source:   yardbarker.com

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The UFC Fight Night 164 card on ESPN+ on Saturday was heralded as the return of two of Brazil's most prolific mixed martial arts heroes, but it wound up Twelve fights yield a lot of winners and losers of all shapes and sizes, and we've compiled our list coming out of the show in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

To sum it up, 13 fights yield a lot of winners and losers of all shapes and sizes. Read through to see what happened or to simply to decide whether your list jibes with ours. He met Cerrone himself in a UFC Fight Night main event in 2014 and has shared top billing with the likes of Nate Diaz as well.

It’s all a prelude to UFC 251 at Fight Island next month. Those who took to Las Vegas’ Apex facility Saturday night for UFC Fight Night on ESPN had a lot to prove.

Heather Ingraham posing for the camera: Agapova dominated Cifers, which should set her up for bigger and better things. © Handout Photo-USA TODAY Sports Agapova dominated Cifers, which should set her up for bigger and better things.

Losses here would doom the career of some fighters. Others were in need of making a statement in order for Dana White to feature them moving forward.

Jessica Eye’s match against Cynthia Calvillo in the women’s flyweight division was the headliner with Marvin Vettori’s match against Karl Roberson being the main co-event.

Here are the biggest winners and losers from a fun and busy Saturday night in Las Vegas.

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In the UFC Fight Night 168 main event, top-10 lightweight contenders Paul Felder and Dan Hooker delivered a five-round war, with the latter, the hometown hero, picking up a hard- fought split-decision win. When all was said and done, there were 12 winners and 12 losers .

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Winner: Jordan Espinosa salvages career

At 30 years old, this Ohio native was pretty much fighting for his career against Mark De La Rosa. Ranked 13th in the flyweight division, Espinosa had lost each of his past two fights. He was facing the possibility of a pink slip.

The good news for Espinosa is that he had a major advantage over De La Rosa throughout Saturday night, landing more punches and nearly submitting his opponent. It led to a unanimous decision win after three rounds. Espinosa is now aiming for Fight Island in the Abu Dhabi next month.

Loser: Hannah Cifers blows golden opportunity

Making her first appearance in the flyweight division after losing her past two strawweight matches, Cifers was in need of a statement at Apex in Las Vegas. In no way did that come to fruition. Cifers was submitted in Round 1 after her opponent, Mariya Agapova, landed a violent kick.

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Suffice to say 12 fights yield a lot of winners and losers of all shapes and sizes. Read through to see what happened or to simply to decide whether your list While the network's typical Fight Night show starting at 8 p.m. ET tends to run about three hours or more, the goings-on from Norfolk—thanks to a

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The 27-year-old North Carolina native has now lost three consecutive fights. Forget about her taking part in Fight Island, Cifers’ needs to take time to return to form. 

Winner: Andre Fili sets stage for potential Fight Island match

Fili needed to come out on top over a lesser-known Charles Jourdain if he wanted to have any chance of being featured during next month’s Fight Island extravaganza. He lost his most-recent fight back in UFC 246 and needed to make a statement on ESPN.

While the match against Jourdain did go the distance, Fili more than proved himself in the featherweight division. Even after nearly being submitted early on, he was able to come out with a split decision win due to multiple take downs throughout the bout. The confident young man now waits for his next opponent.

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Loser: Kevin Aguilar’s angel of death

Aguilar was in need of a divisive win over Charles Rosa in their lightweight bout Saturday evening. He had lost two consecutive fights after winning his previous nine bouts. It was among the biggest preliminary bouts of the evening in Vegas.

Unfortunately for Aguilar, he was not able to end this losing streak. Rosa came out on top in a split decision. The fight itself was also among the dullest of the evening. It didn’t necessarily paint either Rosa or Aguilar in the best of lights. But it was a damning defeat for the latter.

Winner: Mariya Agapovas impressive debut

A native of Kazakhstan, Agapova was relatively unknown to the masses heading into UFC Fight Night. Yet, die-hard MMA fans knew that she has the capability of ascending the flyweight division before even making her UFC debut.

This is exactly what we saw from Agapova against Hannah Cifers. She dominated from the get, submitting her opponent at 2:42 of Round 1. This represented Agapova’s fourth consecutive first round win. It now might earn her a spot on Fight Island.

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Loser: Jessica Eye blows opportunity for championship rematch

Eye was looking to prove her worth in a potential rematch against Valentina Shevchenko for the flyweight title after losing to the latter in UFC 238 last year. It did not happen. After winning Round 1, she saw herself playing defense throughout the remainder of the bout.

Boasting an 8-1-1 record, Cynthia Calvillo nearly submitted Eye multiple times and had some major take downs in Rounds 2-4 before she walked to a unanimous victory. It really was a disastrous performance from Eye, and has people wondering whether she’ll be featured a lot moving forward.

Winner: Marvin Vettori will now be ranked

The 26-year-old Italian has been waiting since last October to fight in the Octagon again. His match against Karl Roberson was postponed twice, once due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. There’s no love lost between these two middleweights. That was evidenced when the rivals refused to embrace one another ahead of the bout.

Vettori took out this frustration by submitting Roberson late in Round 1 with a rear-naked choke. It was something to behold.

Look for the middleweight to find himself within the top-15 in the latest rankings.

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Winner: Cynthia Calvillo makes major statement

This 32-year-old Northern California native made her flyweight debut in Las Vegas. She did so as a slight underdog against the better-known Eye. She did not look anything like an underdog.

Calvillo nearly submitted Eye multiple times throughout the fight after struggling early on. Once the match headed to Round 5, it was obvious Calvillo would come out on top. She’ll now likely go up against Katlyn Chookagian.

That could be a lot of fun.

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