UFC Fight Night 139 Korean Zombie vs. Rodriguez: Play by Play Updates & Live Results
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Trizano fires the first shot with leg kicks and Pena follows up with a head kick. They both trade shots half way to the first round until they end up in a clinch position. Pena secured a take down and looks for another one as they scramble to get back up by end up on the ground. Both the lightweights exchange strikes without looking to take the fight to the ground. Trizano uses more of his leg kicks and pushes Pena back Pena who is getting tagged in the exchange. Pena secured a back position and attempted a body triangle as the second round ended. Trizano is leading with his strikes in the third round and continues to pressure Pena as he shakes off any strikes that land on him. With this win, Trizano continues his undefeated win streak to 9-0 while Pena loses his first fight.
Fighting in a shot notice, Cifers kept a very simple game plan – to stand and trade with Barber. But it didn’t turn out well for her as Barber kept on pushing forward and landed strikes at will. Cifers showed how tough she was despite being cut with a nasty elbow on her forehead and taken to the ground which was followed by vicious ground and pound. It was a clear and dominant performance by Barber who has shocked everyone with her ground and pound – a rare sight in this women’s division.
With both these BJJ black belts colliding inside the Octagon, we expected some high level jiu jitsu between these light weights. Early in the fight, Moises early jumped guard, but Dariush escaped from the guillotine choke, but gets caught in an arm bar which goes wrong and he ended up on the knees. It’s Dariush’s turn for a take down who then takes the back. It’s a constant battle of securing a take down and submission attempts as the fight progresses in second round. Dariush lands some vicious kicks to the body and makes Moises bleed from the nose with his strikes. Clearly Dairush has improved his striking game from his previous performances and looks to lead the fight on the judges scorecard. A clean and dominant win for the Kings MMA fighter who bounced back after unsuccessful last three fights.
The Iron Lady is back dropping bombs after a long 21 months period away from the Octagon and it was an easy win for her over the very tough Raquel. With her long range, slick angles and perfect timing Germaine continued to land leg kicks and kept Raquel away from getting inside. With the fight slipping from her hands, Raquel decided to push forward and hold Germaine against the cage where she displayed her dirty boxing skills. Germaine had little success in this position and soon directed the fight back to the center of the cage. But it was too late for Raquel who could not execute her strategy and had to settle for the judges score who gave a unanimous win in favour of Germaine.
Scoring his 21st Octagon win in his UFC career, Cerrone became the all-time record holder for wins and finishes in the UFC. With just 14 secs left in the first round, Cerrone slapped an arm bar so tight Perry had to tap out in pain. It all began with a trip take down by Perry who quickly secured the top position, but Cerrone beautifully reversed it and began unloading. Having found an openings Perry turned the tables and put Cerrone on the ground who still holding the left arm of Perry transitioned into an arm bar. Perry tried everything he can to shrug off the arm bar but it was too tight.
It looked like Yair finally found his match with KZ going toe-to-toe with him for 24 mins 59 seconds in all out battle. Yair began with leg kicks that took the balance off from his opponent. It took some time for KZ to adjust with the leg kicks, but the moment he found his rhythm, he began pressuring and moving forward. Yair was forced to take the back step with every combination from KZ. A nasty spinning elbow changed the pace, when it landed on the face of KZ. By the time it was the fifth round, Yair was completely exhausted and was eating a lot of strikes. The final round was the one to watch out as it was crucial for both the fighters. Yair began taking breaks in between in the form of pumping the crowd up, which worked in his favour. He let KZ make that move and ducked to land an elbow that dropped him on the ground.
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