Bloody Elbow fight expert, Zane Simon is here, joined by his co-hort, Eddie Mercado. We recorded for you on Saturday, April 23rd, 2022, with a breakdown of the UFC Vegas 52: ‘Lemos vs. Andrade’ dwindled down 11-bout Fight Night event; which was simulcast in English & Spanish on ESPN+/ESPN from the APEX Center, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The card was made for the hardcore fan who doesn’t want to miss out on any event. Join us to hear the noteworthy details...
The guys have hot takes, possible next fights, as well as reactions to the overall event in the player above, or they can be caught on our Bloody Elbow Presents YouTube Channel or any of our BE Presents Podcast Network.
The UFC showcased a Strawweight bout this weekend at their UFC Vegas 52 Fight Night event featuring a battle between Jéssica ‘Bate Estaca’ (translation: ‘Pile Driver’) Andrade and Amanda ‘Amandinha’ Lemos.
Former Strawweight Champion, Andrade, after a two-fight departure into the flyweight division, returned to her favorite division with a vengeance. Fighting by way of Vegas, the Brazilian bjj expert, currently ranked #6 in the women’s pound-for-pound rankings, with a 22-9 record aimed to put an end to Lemos’ five-fight win streak, and did just that.
Fellow Brazilian Lemos, was currently ranked #10 in the division, with a 11-1 record, and was determined to leave the octagon victorious once again, alas that was not the outcome for her this time around.
Despite Lemos best efforts and some significant strikes, Andrade pushed forward and in just three minutes and thirteen seconds she managed to submit Amanda with the first standing arm triangle choke submission in UFC history. The spectacular finish brought and abrupt end to the first round while rousing an exciting reaction from the commentary team, not to mention the crowd...
"I took a little break at flyweight, but this is my division, this is where I perform my best." - Jessica Andrade ready to fight her way back to title contention. #UFCVegas52— Bloody Elbow (@BloodyElbow) April 24, 2022
There was a co-main event prior to that, and it was between Claudio Puelles and Clay Guida; yes, he is still fighting, and he provided Puelles with the opportunity to secure a POTN bonus by doing so.
"I don't practice this at the gym. I just do it. I just do it because I know how to do it. I try to keep it mystic." - Claudio Puelles on his kneebar game. #UFCVegas52— Bloody Elbow (@BloodyElbow) April 24, 2022
Oh yeah, there were nine other bouts on the card which included some exciting finishes. The most noteworthy clash, outside of the main & co-main events, occurred when Khandozhko vs Grant took FOTN.
"I happy. I happy 10 times. Really happy." - Sergey Khondozhko on returning from a long injury layoff. #UFCVegas52— Bloody Elbow (@BloodyElbow) April 24, 2022
Pedro and AoriQileng both had finishes worth discussing on the show as well.
"Proudest that I can say I am of myself in a long time." - Tyson Pedro on getting a win after 3+ years out of MMA due to injury. #UFCVegas52— Bloody Elbow (@BloodyElbow) April 24, 2022
"I feel super, super excited." - Aoriqileng, with the most deadpan expression possible. #UFCVegas52— Bloody Elbow (@BloodyElbow) April 23, 2022
Ref finally steps in after about 20 unanswered punches from back mount. Aoriqileng with the TKO win. Just busted Else up all over the place. #UFCVegas52— Bloody Elbow (@BloodyElbow) April 23, 2022
For all the results, reactions and much more detail on the main card, and plenty of tidbits about the prelims, be sure to hit play on the show to hear what our fight experts, Zane and Eddie, have to say!
Overall, this now 11-bout card saw seven exciting first round finishes, three thrilling KO/TKO’s, four sweet submissions, and three hard-fought decisions, and one unfortunate disqualification. Rounding things out, our fighters who were awarded for putting forth BONUS efforts were:
Here’s a look at the UFC Vegas 52: ‘LEMOS VS ANDRADE’ fight card’s full results & updated fight records —
ESPN/ESPN+ MAIN CARD | SAT. APR 23
At 3:26 — 11. 115lbs: Jéssica Andrade (23-9) DEF. Amanda Lemos (11-2) — via submission (standing arm triangle) at 3:13 of Round 1
At 11:56 — 10. 265lbs: Claudio Puelles (12-2) DEF. Clay Guida (37-22) — via submission (kneebar) at 3:01 of Round 1
At 18:50 — 9. 125lbs: Maycee Barber (10-2) DEF. Montana De La Rosa (12-7) — via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
At 23:22 — 8. 145lbs: Charles Jourdain (13-4) DEF. Lando Vannata (12-6) — via submission (guillotine choke) at 2:32 of Round 1
At 28:52 — 7. 190lbs: Marc-André Barriault (14-5) DEF. Jordan Wright (12-3) — via submission (guillotine choke) at 2:36 of Round 1
At 32:35 — 6. 170lbs: Sergey Khandozhko (28-6) DEF. Dwight Grant (11-5) — via TKO (strikes) at 4:15 of Round 2
At 35:48 — 5. 205lbs: Tyson Pedro (8-3) DEF. Ike Villanueva (18-14) — via TKO (strikes) at 4:55 of Round 1
At 39:23 — 4. 125lbs: AoriQileng (21-11) DEF. Cameron Else (10-6) — via TKO (strikes) at 2:48 of Round 1
At 41:15 — 3. 170lbs: Preston Parsons (10-3) DEF. Evan Elder (7-1) — via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
At 44:27 — 2. 205lbs: Philipe Lins (15-5) DEF. Marcin Prachnio (15-6) — via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
At 47:06 — 1. 170lbs: Mike Jackson (1-1) DEF. Dean Barry (4-2) — via disqualification (eye poke) at 3:52 of Round 1
Sunday morning, April 24th:, check out our video production of the show, with all new enhanced graphics to accompany the guys’ commentary, on our Bloody Elbow Presents YouTube Channel right here:
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