MENU
#UFC Fight Night 117 #UFC Fight Night 52 #Jessica Andrade #Claudia Gadelha #Ovince St. Preux #Bellator 183 #Gokhan Saki #Fight Night Pittsburgh #Yushin Okami #Paul Daley #Takanori Gomi #Teruto Ishihara



A series of trip takedowns, ground-and-pound and a point deduction to his opponent for an illegal upkick carried Daron Cruickshank to a unanimous decision over Chris Tickle at “The Ultimate Fighter 15” Finale on Friday at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

All three cageside judges scored it for Cruickshank (11-2, 1-0) by matching 29-27 counts.

Cruickshank largely abandoned the flashy standup game for which he has become known, choosing instead to ground his foe with repeated inside trip takedowns. Referee Steve Mazzagatti docked Tickle (7-5, 0-1 UFC) a point for an illegal upkick in the first round. A 30-year-old Pontiac, Ill., native, Tickle bounced back in round two, as he answered a Cruickshank head kick with a ringing right cross. The blow put Cruickshank on the seat of his pants, but the King of the Cage veteran recovered in full guard after a few harrowing moments.

The bout slipped away from Tickle in the third round, as Cruickshank struck for another takedown, landed in mount and added to his lead.

Jury Guillotine Puts Away Saunders


Myles Jury File Photo


"The Fury" is now 10-0.

Myles Jury kept his perfect professional record intact, as he submitted Bellator Fighting Championships veteran Chris Saunders with a first-round guillotine choke in an undercard bout at 155 pounds. Saunders (9-3, 0-1 UFC) asked out of the hold 4:03 into round one.

Jury (10-0, 1-0 UFC) kept Saunders at bay with his long arms and legs. Front kicks to the chest were a featured part of his offense. Later in the round, Jury upped his aggression level and started to find a home for his left jab and right cross. Saunders scored with a takedown off an attempted flying knee but fell right into the guillotine. The tapout followed a brief but futile struggle.

“When somebody says they trained their whole life for something, that is what I just did right here,” said Jury, who has finished all 10 of his opponents within one round. “I worked my whole life for this.”

Sicilia Blasts Pride Veteran Marcello


Sam Sicilia capitalized on the opportunity in his promotional debut, as he smashed through Pride Fighting Championships veteran Cristiano Marcello en route to a second-round technical knockout in their preliminary lightweight duel. Sicilia (11-1, 1-0 UFC) closed the deal 2:53 into round two.

A tepid first round featuring wild swings and misses from Sicilia and virtually no offense of note from Marcello gave way to the second. There, the Brazilian veteran obliged his heavy-handed opponent with a firefight and paid dearly. Sicilia had the 34-year-old reeling with a left hook and followed it with a pair of close-quarters knees that sent the Brazlian jiu-jitsu black belt to the mat. He then pounded away at Marcello with unabated right hands until his victim lay unconscious at the base of the cage.

“Once you smell blood in the water, you hit gears you didn’t even know you had,” Sicilia said. “[My power] is where I get a lot of my confidence. I look fatigued, but you fight to stay in the cage when you know you’re one punch away from winning.”

Proctor Knee, Hammerfists Stop Larsen


Joe Proctor File Photo


Proctor lit up Jeremy Larsen.

Team Aggression’s Joe Proctor stopped Jeremy Larsen on first-round strikes in a preliminary lightweight duel. Larsen (8-3, 0-1 UFC), a 28-year-old Tucson, Ariz., native met his end 1:59 into round one, his two-fight winning streak a thing of the past.

Proctor (8-1, 4-0 UFC), a protégé of longtime UFC lightweight Joe Lauzon, floored the Arizonan with a beautiful knee from the Thai plum, followed him to the mat and finished it there with a series of rapid-fire hammerfists. A dazed Larsen stumbled backward upon rising to his feet.

“This is the biggest stage of my life,” said Proctor, who has rattled off four consecutive wins. “I knew this fight was going to be tough. This feels awesome.”

Perez Armbar Submits Albert


Jackson’s Mixed Martial Arts export Erik Perez finished John Albert with a first-round armbar in their undercard matchup at 135 pounds. Referee Kim Winslow stepped in on Albert’s behalf 4:18 into round one, though he did not appear to submit to the hold, verbally or otherwise.

Albert (7-3, 1-2 UFC) struck for an early takedown and transitioned immediately to his opponent’s back. However, in his haste to secure a choke, he left Perez an avenue for escape. The 22-year-old settled in full guard, only to be met with a triangle choke from Albert. Perez (11-4, 1-0 UFC) fought to free himself with his fists and forced Albert to switch to an armbar. The Victory Athletics standout lost his grip, and Perez moved to an even more advantageous top position, snatched Albert’s left arm and went belly down with it. With Albert wincing in notable pain, Winslow intervened.

A late replacement for Byron Bloodworth, Perez has rattled off six consecutive wins.

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

Comments

Show Comments

Related News

The Ultimate Fighter 26 Season Preview

  • 26 days ago
  • 23 views

For only the second time in the history of The Ultimate Fighter, a champion will be crowned, as the women's flyweight division is introduced with 16 of the top 125-pound fighters on the planet vying read news >>

Meet 'The Ultimate Fighter 26' cast: Shana Dobson, the school teacher

  • 25 days ago
  • 17 views

When Shana Dobson isn’t training or in the cage, she’s at school teaching fourth-grade kids how to read, write and do math.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Joby Sanchez Has Fought His Way Back To The UFC | MMAWeekly.com

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 views

After being released from the UFC following The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale in late 2015, flyweight Joby Sanchez has fought his way back to the organization. read news >>

Meet 'The Ultimate Fighter 26' cast: Roxanne Modafferi, back for more

  • 24 days ago
  • 51 views

Roxanne Modafferi first appeared on Season 18 of “The Ultimate Fighter” and says she’s back as a more complete martial artist.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

The Ultimate Fighter: Ep. 1 Preview

  • 25 days ago
  • 8 views

The newest installment of The Ultimate Fighter will kick off tonight at 10 pm ET on FS1, and for the first time in five seasons, a champion will be crowned as the women's flyweight division is introd read news >>

Episode No. 1 recap: 'The Ultimate Fighter 26: A New World Champion'

  • 24 days ago
  • 354 views

Check out a recap of episode No. 1 of “The Ultimate Fighter 26,” which will crown the inaugural UFC women’s flyweight champion.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

The Ultimate Fighter 26 Debut: Roxanne Modafferi Dominates in First Fight | MMAWeekly.com

  • 24 days ago
  • 131 views

When the Ultimate Fighting Championship brought in the women's 115-pound division in 2014, the promotion held a tournament on The Ultimate Fighter 20 to crown the inaugural strawweight champion. They read news >>

'TUF 23' winner Andrew Sanchez meets Ryan Janes at TUF 26 Finale in December

  • 24 days ago
  • 11 views

The next edition of the live finale of “The Ultimate Fighter” has its latest fight booking, and it features a past “TUF” winner.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Meet 'The Ultimate Fighter 26' cast: DeAnna Bennett, who used water polo to get to MMA

  • 24 days ago
  • 58 views

Get to know the cast of Season 26 of “The Ultimate Fighter,” including DeAnna Bennett with a unique water polo and wrestling background.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Meet 'The Ultimate Fighter 26' cast: Armenia native Karine Gevorgyan

  • 23 days ago
  • 83 views

Get to know the cast of Season 26 of “The Ultimate Fighter,” including Karine Gevorgyan, who came to Las Vegas for the show from Armenia.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>