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UFC Vegas 17: ‘Thompson vs Neal’ - The 6th Round Post-Fight Show

Zane Simon & Eddie Mercado are here to breakdown this Saturday’s, December 19th, UFC VEGAS 17: ‘THOMPSON VS NEAL’ event. The guys will have hot takes, possible next fights, as well as reactions to the overall events.

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Zane Simon & Eddie Mercado are back to breakdown the UFC VEGAS 17: ‘THOMPSON VS NEAL’ 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...)

Tonight, Saturday, December 19th, 2020, in the main event of UFC Vegas 17, we had a main event featuring Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson vs. Geoff ‘Handz of Steel’ Neal. In our co-main event, we had fight veterans José Aldo ‘Junior’ vs. Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera.

Overall, this 12-bout card saw two swift finishes in Round 1, one submission, two exciting KO/TKO’s, nine decisions, including our five round main event. Rounding things out, bonuses for putting forth POTN efforts went to Jimmy Flick, Rob Font, Marcin Tybura, and Stephen Thompson; FOTN honors went to no one tonight. What a night of fights we have to share with you!

Also on the card, we had an exciting welterweight bout between Michel Pereira and Khaos Williams, which unexpectedly went to the judges scorecards. Just prior to that battle, we had a brief but fantastic bantamweight bout between Rob Font and Marlon Moraes. Which ended rapidly in round 1; which will most assuredly affect the rankings. Due to fight cancellations (thanks to COVID-19), the Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis vs. Alex Morono bout shifted into the position of the featured prelim, where they went the distance; with Pettis walking away with a decision win. Which was preceded by a slightly smaller than planned undercard. Join us to discuss all the action...

Here’s a look at the UFC Vegas 17: ‘THOMPSON VS NEAL’ RESULTS & UPDATED FIGHT RECORDS:
ESPN+ MAIN CARD | SAT. DEC 19
12. 170lbs - Stephen Thompson (16-4) DEF. Geoff Neal (13-3) - DEC, Unanimous

11. 135lbs - José Aldo (29-7) DEF. Marlon Vera (18-7) - DEC, Unanimous

10. 170lbs - Michel Pereira (25-11) DEF. Khaos Williams (11-2) - DEC, Unanimous

9. 135lbs - Rob Font (18-4) DEF. Marlon Moraes (23-8) - KO/TKO, Punches at 3:47 of Rd 1

8. 265lbs - Marcin Tybura (21-6) vs. Greg Hardy (7-3) - KO/TKO, G & P at 4:31 of Rd 2, Total 9:31

FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) NONE
PERFORMANCES OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) 1. Jimmy Flick 2. Rob Font 3. Marcin Tybura 4. Stephen Thompson

ESPN+ PRELIMS | 4PM/1PM ETPT
7. 170lbs - Anthony Pettis (24-10) DEF. Alex Morono (18-7) - DEC, Unanimous

6. 135lbs - Pannie Kianzad (14-5) DEF. Sijara Eubanks (6-6) - DEC, Unanimous

5. 195lbs - Deron Winn (7-2) DEF. Antônio Arroyo (9-4) - DEC, Unanimous

4. 125lbs - Taila Santos (17-1) DEF. Gillian Robertson (9-5) - DEC, Unanimous

3. 185lbs - Tafon Nchukwi (5-0) DEF. Jamie Pickett (11-5) - DEC, Unanimous

2. 125lbs - Jimmy Flick (16-5) DEF. Cody Durden (11-3) - SUB, Triangle Choke at 3:18 of Rd 1

1. 160lbs - Christos Giagos (18-8) DEF. Carlton Minus (10-3) - DEC, Unanimous

Cancelled Bouts since this card was announced:
CANCELLED: 185 lbs - Deron Winn vs. Antônio Braga Neto: Braga Neto Withdrew
CANCELLED: 170 lbs - Belal Muhammad vs. Sean Brady: Brady Withdrew
CANCELLED: 170 lbs - Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Chimaev: Edwards Tested Positive for COVID-19
CANCELLED: 155 lbs - Rick Glenn vs. Carlton Minus: Glenn Tested Positive for COVID-19
CANCELLED: 125 lbs - Tyson Nam vs. Matt Schnell: Schnell Withdrew
CANCELLED: 125 lbs - Alexandre Pantoja vs. Manel Kape: Pantoja Withdrew
CANCELLED: 170 lbs - Belal Muhammad vs. Dhiego Lima: Muhammad Tested Positive for COVID-19
CANCELLED: 205 lbs - Misha Cirkunov vs. Ryan Spann: Cirkunov Injury
CANCELLED: 135 lbs - Drako Rodriguez vs. Aiemann Zahabi: Zahabi Tested Positive for COVID-19
CANCELLED again: 185 lbs - Karl Roberson vs. Dalcha Lungiambula: Roberson Tested Positive for COVID-19 again

Well, fight fans, we have been with you now for 21 weeks of solid fights in a row since July 11th, now we get a three-week break until the UFC returns on January 16th in the New Year. In the meantime, be sure to watch for episodes of our 6th Round Retro Post-Fight Show planned for the next three Mondays, The Mookie & Crookie Show on Tuesdays, The Best of the C’Mon Now MMA Podcast on Wednesdays, some fun MMA Depressed-Us shows over the next three Thursdays and more of The Level Change Podcast... no promises, but there is even rumor of a Retrospective Show in some format about the Contender Series. In the meantime, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Be sure to follow Zane - @TheZaneSimon & Eddie - @TheEddieMercado; follow @BloodyElbow on twitter for all the latest in MMA happenings. Bloody Elbow Presents is a mixed martial arts podcast network presented to you by Bloody Elbow...

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