Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight knockout artists Justin ‘The Highlight’ Gaethje (the former All-American wrestler turned tactical brawler), and Edson Barboza (who has a strong argument as the roster’s nastiest kicker; no one else has finished fights via leg, body and high kick) went to war TONIGHT (March 30, 2019) at UFC on ESPN 2 from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The co-main consisted of a middleweight event starring David ‘The Executive’ Branch who last fought Jared Cannonier on 19, October, 2018, where he lost the fight via TKO, versus Jack ‘The Joker’ Hermansson who won his last bout via guillotine choke submission in the 1st round, which was against Gerald Meerschaert December 15, 2018.
On this episode of the show, Zane Simon and Eddie Mercado of The 6th Round podcast join Flyin’ Brian J to discuss the nights violence and nonsensical post-fight antics.
This post-fight show is aimed at recapping all of the action from this event with the live viewer serving as the co-host. We go over post-fight ratings, talk about technique, discuss WTF moments from the card, and give out pretend bonuses.
Here’s a look at the fight card results for UFC Philly on ESPN 2, from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, USA, on Saturday, March 30th, via Tapology.com:
MAIN EVENT ESPN 2 | 7PM/4PM ET/PT
Justin Gaethje def. Edson Barboza, KO/TKO-Right Hook, 2:30 Rd 1 of 5
Jack Hermansson def. David Branch, SUB-Guillotine Choke, 0:49 Rd 1 of 3
Josh Emmett def. Michael Johnson, KO/TKO-Overhand Right, 4:14 Rd 3 of 3, 14:14 Total
Michelle Waterson def. Karolina Kowalkiewicz, DEC-Unanimous, 3 Rds, 15:00 Total
Paul Craig def. Kennedy Nzechukwu, SUB-Triangle Choke, 3 Rds, 14:20 Total
Sodiq Yusuff def. Sheymon Moraes, DEC-Unanimous, 3 Rds, 15:00 Total
PRELIMS ESPN 2 | 5PM/2PM ET/PT
Marina Rodriguez def. Jessica Aguilar, DEC-Unanimous, 3 Rds, 15:00 Total
Des Green def. Ross Pearson, KO/TKO-Ground & Pound against fence, 2:52 Rd 1 of 3
Kevin Aguilar def. Enrique Barzola, DEC-Unanimous, 3 Rds, 15:00 Total
Kevin Holland def. Gerald Meerschaert, DEC-Split, 3 Rds, 15:00 Total
EARLY PRELIMS ESPN 2 | 3:30PM/12:30PM ET/PT
Casey Kenney def. Ray Borg, DEC-Unanimous, 3 Rds, 15:00 Total
Maryna Moroz def. Sabina Mazo, DEC-Unanimous, 3 Rds, 15:00 Total
Alex Perez def. Mark De La Rosa, DEC-Unanimous, 3 Rds, 15:00 Total
POTN: Paul Craig and Jack Hermansson, $50k each
FOTN: Justin Gaethje vs Edson Barboza, Justin gets $50K
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