Brazilian welterweight Gilbert Burns disillusioned American Tyron Woodley in a five-round, unanimous resolution in the principle match of UFC Struggle Evening on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Would possibly 30, 2020; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Gilbert Burns of Brazil (blue gloves) reacts after his victory over Tyron Woodley (crimson gloves) of their welterweight struggle all over UFC Struggle Evening. Necessary Credit score: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa by the use of USA TODAY Sports activities
Burns (19-Three), who’s from Rio de Janeiro and trains in South Florida, has now received six directly bouts and used to be spectacular in defeating Woodley, who entered because the No. 1 contender on this planet within the welterweight department. One pass judgement on scored the struggle 50-45, whilst the opposite two had it at 50-44.
Woodley, 38, loved a three-inch succeed in merit, however Burns, 33, stalked him during, scoring two large knockdowns.
In truth, Burns knocked Woodley down within the opening minute, the usage of a proper uppercut, a proper knee and a then flurry of punches. The ones blows opened a significant gash over Woodley’s left eye and just about ended the struggle early.
Woodley (19-Five-1) recovered sufficient to flee the around, however he were given punched down once more the fourth around. He by no means severely threatened to win the bout.
It used to be Woodley’s first bout since he misplaced his championship belt to Kamaru Usman just about 15 months in the past, and the rust used to be obtrusive.
Burns had a 76-29 edge in vital moves. He additionally had ground-control time for almost 5 mins (Four:57) to only two seconds for Woodley.
Within the co-main match, heavyweight Augusto Sakai of Brazil earned a cut up resolution over Bulgarian Blagoy Ivanov.
One pass judgement on had Ivanov successful through a 30-27 ranking. However Sakai received the opposite two playing cards, 29-28, to boost his document to 15-1-1. Ivanov fell to 18-Four in a fight a couple of 250-plus-pound warring parties.
Sakai has received six consecutive fights, together with two cut up selections. Ivanov, in the meantime, has misplaced consecutive cut up selections.
In a catchweight bout, Billy Quarantillo (14-2) defeated Spike Carlyle (Nine-2) through a slim unanimous resolution, 29-28 on all 3 playing cards.
In what used to be most probably the most efficient struggle of the night time, Carlyle got here out with a dash and looked as if it would win the primary two rounds. However Quarantillo just about knocked out a weary Carlyle on the finish, and that earned him the win.
Additional down the principle card, light-weight Roosevelt Roberts (10-1) were given Brok Weaver (15-Five) in a rear-naked choke and earned a submission win Three:26 into the second one around.
In a ladies’s strawweight bout, Mackenzie Dern (Eight-1) submitted Hannah Cifers (10-Five) with a knee bar at 2:36 of the primary around.
—Box Degree Media