It was a close fight and the judges saw it the same, but debuting middleweight Ronny Markes did enough to pull out a split decision win over Aaron Simpson.

The Brazilian member of Team Nova Uniao showed off some confidence in his strikes early on, popping Simpson with a couple of good combinations.

Staying on his feel almost cost him however when Simpson leapt forward with a sledgehammer uppercut that sent Markes crashing to the mat.

The former Arizona State wrestler followed up with quick punches and hammer fists trying bring the fight to a close, but Markes’ defense was enough to stay out of trouble and recover.

The second round saw Markes bounce back with good work from inside the clinch, and even manage a takedown against the former All-American wrestler.

The pace slowed at moments as the fight wore on, especially in the third round where Markes looked for the clinch against the cage while Simpson defended. The end of the fight may have truly came when Markes landed a late takedown on Simpson, and it was probably just enough to earn him the final round.

Two judges scored the fight 29-28 for Markes, while the third gave the bout 29-28 to Aaron Simpson.

A huge fighter for 185lbs, Markes now moves to 2-0 in the UFC and he hopes to make his next appearance in June when the promotion visits his home country of Brazil.

“Joe Silva give me the opportunity to fight at the UFC in Brazil,” said Markes in closing.

Follow @DamonMartin on Twitter or e-mail Damon Martin.
For more
UFC News and UFC Rumors, follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.

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

Related News

UFC Fight Night 65 results: Kyle Noke gets split-decision win over Jonavin Webb

  • 24 days ago
  • 5 views

ADELAIDE, Australia – Many won’t agree with the way the judges saw Kyle Noke’s UFC Fight Night 65 bout with Jonavin Webb, but in the record books it’ll go down as a split decision win for Noke.Filed read news >>

Uriah Hall vs. Rafael Natal: What We Learned from UFC 187 Tilt

  • 10 days ago
  • 25 views

Rafael Natal nabbed a contentious split decision from Uriah Hall, but it wasn't an egregious outcome. Natal won the second round with an early takedown. Hall did well to close out the round with one read news >>

UFC 187 results: Rafael Natal wins grudge match with Uriah Hall on split decision

  • 10 days ago
  • 4 views

LAS VEGAS -- Uriah Hall's beef with Rafael Natal allegedly started when Natal blocked Hall from working with trainer Phil Nurse. It escalated with a shoving match between the two New York City transp read news >>

UFC Fight Night 67 results: Nicolas Dalby ekes out split decision vs. Elizeu Zaleski

  • 3 days ago
  • 18 views

GOIANIA, Brazil – For three rounds Nicolas Dalby and Elizeu Zaleski threw everything they could think of at one another in an exciting, technical fight that kept the fans on the edges of their seats. read news >>

UFC 187 results: Rafael Natal stuns Uriah Hall with controversial split decision

  • 10 days ago
  • 15 views

LAS VEGAS – Rafael Natal managed to bust a lot of parlays when the heavy underdog managed to eek out a split decision over Uriah Hall.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Nicolas Dalby: 'I presumed I lost the fight' at UFN 67

  • 2 days ago
  • 8 views

GOIANIA, Brazil -- Nicolas Dalby left the Octagon at UFC Fight Night 67 with a split decision victory over Elizeu Zaleski, but he feels he could have done more. Speaking with MMAFighting.com, Dalby e read news >>

Trending News

Top News

Jump to: