Holly Holm did it again with her kicking ability at Legacy FC 30. | Photo: Will Fox/Sherdog.com
The former pound-for-pound boxing star put on an inexorable performance, pushing the pace and landing a lopsided amount of strikes and kicks. Werner held her own, coming forward and countering regularly, but could not match the sheer number and power of combinations Holm tirelessly drilled in. The fight only went to the ground a few times and when it did, it was on Holm’s terms, as she caught Werner’s leg kicks and threw her to the ground.
Early in the fifth, a still-fresh Holm landed another roundhouse kick upstairs, this one badly hurting Werner. “The Preacher’s Daughter” pounced with strikes to finish and referee Raul Porrata waved the contest off at 1:50 of the final round. Following the fight, Holm, now 7-0, revealed that she may have sustained a fracture in her arm while blocking one of Werner’s kicks early in the fight.
At 155 pounds, former King of the Cage champion Donald Sanchez met seasoned Brazilian Flavio Alvaro over 15 minutes of constant action. Sanchez controlled the cage with superior striking and position, while Alvaro scored multiple takedowns. Although he was able to escape and work his way up each time, drilling in counters on the way up, Sanchez just couldn’t evade the takedowns of the Brazilian, who walked away with the unanimous verdict.
Flyweight prospect Ray Borg remains undefeated against Jackson-Winkeljohn MMA fighter Nick Urso. After nearly finishing the contest with a rear-naked choke late in the first, Borg went to work the second, gaining full mount and raining down heavy elbows. This time, the pounding opened up the RNC that Borg sought, giving him the win at 4:01 of the second.
Bantamweights Adrian Cruz and Enrique Briones fought to a draw after a questionable point deduction in the second round from referee Stan Savedraa. Briones took the second and third rounds, stuffing Cruz’s shots and taking top position for himself, but Savedraa docked him for a punch to the back of the head in round two that ended up being the difference on the cards.
Welterweight Martin Sano, who spent some of his camp with Nick and Nate Diaz brothers, took the opportunity to submit Jackson-Winkejohn MMA product Clint Roberts at 1:52 of the second round after Roberts slipped to the mat.
Former “Ultimate Fighter” Season 14 wrestling coach Kamarudeen Usman outgrappled popular local Lenny Lovato, who weighed in eight pounds heavy for the lightweight contest. Usman dominated each round before pounding out Lovato 64 seconds into round three.view original article >>
Go inside the numbers from this past Friday’s Bellator 182 event in Verona, N.Y., which saw featherweight A.J. McKee set a new standard.Filed under: Bellator, Featured, News read news >>
It’s hard to find someone in the heavyweight ranks who can tower over Alexander Volkov. But fair play to the UFC matchmakers: They did it.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, Videos read news >>
Coming to the UFC at 11-0, and with nine first-round finishes, Australia’s Rob Wilkinson is ready to show his skills at the next level.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>
“TUF: Brazil 3” alum and LFA 21 headliner Antonio Paulo Branjao hasn’t fought in more than two years, but he hasn’t been idle in training.Filed under: AXS TV Fights, News read news >>
Undefeated heavyweight and LFA 21 headliner Kyle Noblitt regrets the actions he took that led to sexual-assault case in 2012, but he said it made him a better person.Filed under: AXS TV Fights, News, read news >>
A pair of unbeaten heavyweights battle in the LFA 21 main event.Filed under: AXS TV Fights, News read news >>
English welterweight Darren Till remained unbeaten as a professional, flashing his confidence and creativity in an exciting decision win.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Siyar Bahadurzada proved against Rob Wilkinson he’s still among the most dangerous fighters in MMA.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
ONE Championship welterweight title holder Ben Askren is still unbeaten more than nine years into his professional career.Filed under: Blue Corner, Featured Videos read news >>
Rick Glenn (19-4-1) takes on Gavin Tucker (10-0) in a preliminary 145-pound bout at UFC 215 on Saturday. read news >>