Zane Simon & Dayne Fox are back to breakdown the ‘UFC 255 - ‘FIGUEIREDO VS PEREZ’ event, which was broadcast from Las Vegas, Nevada’s #UFCAPEX Center. The guys will have hot takes, possible next fights, as well as reactions to the overall event in the player above or on our Bloody Elbow Presents YouTube Channel and BE Presents Podcast Network. (SPOILERS...)
Saturday, Nov. 21st., 2020, the UFC showcased a PPV (Pay-per-view) event featuring not one but two Title Fights. We saw Championship bouts for the men’s & the women’s Flyweight Titles on the UFC 255 card.
Overall, this 12-bout card saw two swift finishes in Rd 1 - including the main event, one sub, five exciting KO/TKO’s, & six decisions, Rounding things out, bonuses for putting forth POTN efforts went to Joaquin Buckley and Antonina Shevchenko; FOTN honors went to Sasha Palatnikov vs. Louis Cosce. What a wild night full of fights we have to discuss with you!
Tonight, recently crowned 32-year old UFC Flyweight Champion, Deiveson ‘Deus da Guerra’ Figueiredo, with a 19-1 record, made his first title defense, versus 28-year old contender, Alex Perez and his 24-5 record. In the co-main event the promotion’s other UFC Flyweight Champion, Valentina Shevchenko—who has reigned supreme for nearly two years — defended her title against former Invicta FC Champion, Jennifer Maia. Shevchenko entered the octagon with a 19-3 record vs. Maia’s 18-6, so far to date.
Also on the card, we had an additional exciting women’s Flyweight bout taking place between Katlyn ‘Blonde Fighter’ Chookagian and the Brazilian up-and-comer Cynthia Calvillo. Chookagian was coming off a loss to Jessica Andrade last month, via Hook to the Body in Round 1, while Calivillo entered the octagon off a unanimous decision win against Jessica Eye back in June of this year. As if that’s not enough, we also had the rematch no one actually asked for between Mauricio Rua and Paul Craig at Light Heavyweight. Perhaps one the most exciting bouts on this card was our featured prelim between Brandon Moreno and Brandon Royval; which was preceded by a fully-packed undercard with two sets of prelims. Join us to discuss all the action...
Here’s a look at the ‘UFC 255 - ‘FIGUEIREDO VS PEREZ’ RESULTS & UPDATED FIGHT RECORDS:
ESPN+ MAIN PPV CARD | SAT. NOV 21 - 10PM/7PM ETPT
12. UFC Flyweight Championship: 125lbs - Deiveson Figueiredo (20-1) DEF. Alex Perez (24-6) - SUB, Guillotine Choke at 1:57 of Rd 1
11. UFC Flyweight Championship: 125lbs - Valentina Shevchenko (20-3) DEF. Jennifer Maia (18-7) - DEC, Unanimous
10. 170lbs - Tim Means (31-12) DEF. Mike Perry (14-7) - DEC, Unanimous
9. 125lbs - Katlyn Chookagian (15-4) DEF. Cynthia Calvillo (9-2) - DEC, Unanimous
8. 205lbs - Paul Craig (14-4) DEF. Mauricio Rua (27-12) - KO/TKO, Tapped to Strikes at 3:36 of Rd 2, Total 8:36
FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) Sasha Palatnikov vs. Louis Cosce
PERFORMANCES OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) 1. Joaquin Buckley 2. Antonina Shevchenko
ESPN+/ESPN2 PRELIMS | 8PM/5PM ETPT
7. 125lbs - Brandon Moreno (18-5) DEF. Brandon Royval (12-5) - KO/TKO, Injury with G & P at 4:59 of Rd 1
6. 185lbs - Joaquin Buckley (12-3) DEF. Jordan Wright (11-1) - KO/TKO, Hooks at 0:18 of Rd 2, Total 5:18
5. 125lbs - Antonina Shevchenko (9-2) DEF. Ariane Lipski (13-6) - KO/TKO, G & P at 4:33 of Rd 2, Total 9:33
4. 170lbs - Nicolas Dalby (19-3) DEF. Daniel Rodriguez (13-2) - DEC, Unanimous
ESPN+/UFC Fight Pass EARLY PRELIMS | 6:30PM/3:30PM ETPT
3. 170lbs - Alan Jouban (17-7) DEF. Jared Gooden (17-5) - DEC, Unanimous
2. 185lbs - Kyle Daukaus (10-1) DEF. Dustin Stoltzfus (13-2) - DEC, Unanimous
1. 170lbs - Sasha Palatnikov (6-2) DEF. Louis Cosce (7-1)- KO/TKO, Right Cross to G & P at 2:27 of Rd 3, Total 12:27
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