UFC Fight Night 28 results: Ivan Jorge knees his way past Keith Wisniewski


BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil – It took him 10 minutes to get started, but when he did, “Batman” took a page out of Keith Wisniewski’s play book – and it helped get him a victory.

Ivan Jorge was a kneeing machine in the third round after the same clinched knees had been Wisniewski’s weapon of choice for the first two frames, and he picked up a unanimous decision with a pair of 29-28s and a 30-27.

The welterweight bout was part of the preliminary card of today’s UFC Fight Night 28 event at Mineirinho Arena in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. It aired on FOX Sports 1 following an additional prelim on Facebook and ahead of a main card on FOX Sports 1.

Jorge opened the fight with a right, then tried for a shot, but Wisniewski sprawled out of it. And for the first two rounds, that largely was the story – Jorge wanting to take the fight to the ground, but Wisniewski mostly keeping things standing. “Batman” tried to come inside to the body, then worked a leg kick.

But a minute in, Wisniewski came inside and tried to tie Jorge up. Wisniewski wanted a Thai clinch and was able to get knees off there. He kicked to the body, then landed a right hand. When he again defended a takedown attempt, he was able to land another knee.

Jorge started the second round with a good combination, but again wasn’t able to get the fight to the ground. Finally, he briefly took Wisniewski down. The American was back up quickly, then held on for a minute with Jorge unable to take the fight back down and referee Mario Yamasaki separating them and restarting the action. With 90 seconds left in the round, Jorge briefly got a takedown, but wasn’t able to do anything with it. Again, Yamasaki broke them up with 30 seconds left, and when he did, Jorge looked like he was running out of steam.

But in the third, it was a different story. Jorge landed a pair of leg kicks early as Wisniewski looked to put together combinations. But it was Jorge who landed a series of knees in the clinch. With the round halfway through, Wisniewski looked like he took a low blow, and Yamasaki gave him a brief reprieve. On the restart, Jorge again was tough with the knees to the body, and it appeared to have Wisniewski starting to wear out. It was a clear third round for the Brazilian, and that put him over the top for the win.

“I really felt how strong he was, given I was called in for this fight on short notice and had to fight in a higher weight class,” Jorge said. “But apart from his strength, there was nothing extraordinary. I had trained very hard, working on my muay Thai, and I used it a lot.”

“He was very tenacious, kept moving forward, and also very hard to take down,” Wisniewski said. “He was very strong in the clinch. Now I’ve got to think things over. It was a tough loss for me.”

Jorge (25-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) ran his winning streak to seven and picked up a victory in his UFC debut. Wisniewski (28-15-1 MMA, 0-4 UFC), who returned after a layoff of nearly 17 months, lost for the third straight time in his second stint in the UFC.

Up-to-the-minute UFC Fight Night 28 results include:

For complete coverage of UFC Fight Night 28, stay tuned to the UFC Events section of the site.

John Morgan contributed to this report on-site in Belo Horizonte.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 18 days ago
  • 0 views

BRASILIA, Brazil – Leonardo Santos’ smothering ground game denied “The Ultimate Fighter 8? winner Efrain Escudero a win in his third UFC stint. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 18 days ago
  • 4 views

BRASILIA, Brazil – It might have taken Sean Spencer just a few seconds to put Paulo Thiago down, but it took the full 15 minutes for him to claim the win. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 18 days ago
  • 48 views

BRASILIA, Brazil – In his second UFC appearance following a six-year hiatus from the industry-leader, Andrei Arlovski rebounded from a lackluster June appearance with a KO of Antonio Silva.Filed unde read news >>

  • 18 days ago
  • 14 views

BRASILIA, Brazil – It didn’t take long for Jessica Andrade to get Larissa Moreira Pachecho to the mat. Once there, Andrade was relentless in her quest for a submission.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 32 views

BRASILIA, Brazil – UFC Fight Night 51 fighter weigh-ins take place Friday, and you can get official results here beginning at 3 p.m. ET (noon PT).Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

  • 18 days ago
  • 57 views

BRASILIA, Brazil -- Antonio Silva was fighting in his hometown for the first time in his MMA career a day before his 35th birthday, but former heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski spoiled the party i read news >>

  • 18 days ago
  • 8 views

BRASILIA, Brazil – Anyone who doubts that George Sullivan has power, whether on his feet or on the mat, need only look at his ground-and-pound finish of Igor Araujo. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 18 days ago
  • 5 views

BRASILIA, Brazil – Russell Doane was tough enough to survive early danger, but after a spirited three-round fight, he came up short on the judges’ scorecards against Iuri Alcantara.Filed under: News, read news >>

  • 18 days ago
  • 14 views

BRASILIA, Brazil – Godofredo Pepey continues to deliver thrills inside the octagon. It took him a few minutes to find an opening, but when he did, he finished Dashon Johnson in highlight-reel fashion read news >>