Zane Simon & Eddie Mercado are here to breakdown the UFC on ESPN 15, aka: UFC VEGAS 7 event, with 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.
This Saturday’s, August 22nd., Fight Night event, broadcast from the APEX Fight Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, showcased a bantamweight bout between Pedro ‘The Young Punisher’ Munhoz and Frankie ‘The Answer’ Edgar. Our co-main event was supposed to feature OSP vs. Gamzatov, but Gamzatov withdrew, so our co-main instead would feature OSP vs. Alonzo Menifield, but then OSP tested positive for COVID-19 and we ended up with a brief co-main featuring light heavyweight ‘Slow’ Mike Rodriguez thrashing Marcin Prachnio to defeat in just over two minutes.
We ended up with a rapid submission from Joe Solecki over Austin Hubbard, an unexpected upset when Shana Dobson took out Mariya Agapova, a truly wicked 2:24 battle in the main card opener between Daniel Rodriguez and Dwight Grant, and preceding all of that — we had a brutal prelim bout for the debut of Muay Thai specialist Jordan ‘The Beverly Hills Ninja’ Wright, who had a KO/TKO result via a Doctor’s Stoppage (due to a cut) on Ike Villanueva at 1:31 of Rd 1. If you tuned in earlier, we also had an exciting featured prelim decision bout between Amanda Lemos and Mizuki Inoue. Overall, the brief early evening card was far better than expected.
Rounding things out, we were treated to POTN efforts put forth by Trevin Jones and Shana Dobson, and FOTN honors went to Edgar vs. Munhoz. Overall, the now dwindled down nine bout card saw four finishes in Round 1, with a total of five KO/TKOs, one sweet submission and three decisions; the main card ending in a split... what a fun night of fights we have to discuss with you!
This card has been riddled with problems, here is a list of the bout changes we have seen happen to the card leading up to event tonight:
1. 115 lbs - Michelle Waterson vs. Angela Hill - Bout Rescheduled
2. 205 lbs - Ovince St. Preux vs. Shamil Gamzatov - Gamzatov Withdrew
3. 185 lbs - Yoel Romero vs. Uriah Hall - Romero Injury
4. 170 lbs - Takashi Sato vs. Daniel Rodriguez - Sato Deemed Unfit to Compete by NAC
5. 170 lbs - Dwight Grant vs. Jared Gooden - Gooden Injury
6. 205 lbs - Jorge Gonzalez vs. Ike Villanueva - Gonzalez Withdrew
7. 170 lbs - Matthew Semelsberger vs. Philip Rowe - Rowe Withdrew
8. 135 lbs - Mark Striegl vs. Timur Valiev - Striegl Withdrew
9. 185 lbs - Maki Pitolo vs. Impa Kasanganay - Bout Rescheduled
10. 205 lbs - Ovince St. Preux vs. Alonzo Menifield - OSP Positive Covid-19 Test
11. 170 lbs - Dwight Grant vs. Calen Born - Born Withdrew for Personal Reasons
Here’s a look at the UFC on ESPN 15 RESULTS & UPDATED FIGHT RECORDS:
MAIN CARD | SAT. AUG 22
- 135 lbs - Frankie Edgar (24-8) DEF. Pedro Munhoz (18-5) - DEC, SPLIT
- 205lbs - Mike Rodriguez (11-4) DEF. Marcin Prachnio (13-5) - KO/TKO, Elbow & Punches at 2:17 of Rd 1
- 155lbs - Joe Solecki (10-2) DEF. Austin Hubbard (12-5) - SUB, Rear Naked Choke at 3:51 of Rd 1
- 125lbs - Shana Dobson (4-4) DEF. Mariya Agapova (9-2) - KO/TKO, G&P at 1:38 of Rd 2, Total 6:38
- 170lbs - Daniel Rodriguez (13-1) DEF. Dwight Grant (10-3) - KO/TKO, Punches at 2:24 of Rd 1
FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) Edgar vs. Munhoz
PERFORMANCES OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) 1. Trevin Jones 2. Shana Dobson
- 115lbs - Amanda Lemos (8-1) DEF. Mizuki Inoue (14-6) - DEC, Unanimous
- 205lbs - Jordan Wright (11-0) DEF. Ike Villanueva (16-11) - KO/TKO, DR. STOPPAGE (CUT) at 1:31 of Rd 1
- 170lbs - Matthew Semelsberger (7-2) DEF. Carlton Minus (10-2) - DEC, Unanimous
- 140lbs - Trevin Jones (13-6) DEF. Timur Valiev (16-3) - KO/TKO, Hook to G&P at 1:59 of Rd 2, Total 6:59
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