Highlights! Lopez Stuns Lomachenko With Massive Upset

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Teofimo Lopez Jr. (16-0, 12 KOs) pulled off a monster upset last night (Sat., Oct. 17, 2020) live on ESPN/ESPN+ from inside MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, when he defeated Vasiliy Lomachenko (14-2, 10 KOs) via unan…

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Teofimo Lopez Jr. (16-0, 12 KOs) pulled off a monster upset last night (Sat., Oct. 17, 2020) live on ESPN/ESPN+ from inside MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, when he defeated Vasiliy Lomachenko (14-2, 10 KOs) via unanimous decision in one of the most anticipated boxing events of the year.

As a result, Lopez walked away with the WBA (Super), WBO, IBF and The Ring lightweight titles all wrapped around his waist.

Lopez took early control with solid punches to the body. Lomachenko returned favor in the second round with some power combinations. The third round saw Lopez go back to the body and steal momentum. Lopez would throw more and land more punches against “Matrix” over the next few rounds.

Lomachenko seemed to come alive in the sixth round but Lopez closed the frame out with a timely uppercut and a straight right hand. “Matrix” found a little more offense in the seventh as he tried to claw his way back on the scorecards. Lopez regained some control in the eighth with some gorgeous right hands, but Lomachenko rushed in for some combinations inside that seemed to stifle Teofimo.

Trying to come back in the fight Lomachenko opened up his offense in the later rounds. “Matrix” advanced and launched punches in bunches, but Lopez was able to avoid serious trouble while launching more shots to the body and counter power attacks. Lomachenko really came alive in the 11th as he blasted Lopez with 19 total power punches. Lopez came back in the final round and unloaded power punches up top and whipping combinations to the body, which left a lasting impression in the judges’ eyes.

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UFC Fight Island 6 Bonuses! Andrade Banks $50K For Co-Main Event TKO

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The action delivered as advertised earlier tonight (Sat., Oct. 17, 2020) at UFC Fight Island 6 live on ESPN+ from inside Flash Forum in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., as Brian Ortega took it to “Korean …

UFC Fight Night: Chookagian v Andrade

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The action delivered as advertised earlier tonight (Sat., Oct. 17, 2020) at UFC Fight Island 6 live on ESPN+ from inside Flash Forum in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., as Brian Ortega took it to “Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung to claim a dominant unanimous decision win (highlights HERE).

In addition to the featherweight main event, former UFC women’s strawweight champion Jessica Andrade made good on her flyweight debut by taking out Katlyn Chookagian with vicious body shots, and light heavyweight contender Jimmy Crute captured another first-round finish with a brutal knockout over Modestas Bukauskas.

Fight fans also got to see bantamweight prospect Said Nurmagomedov score a 51-second knockout finish and lightweight newcomer Guram Kutateladze outlast previously undefeated Mateusz Gamrot in a crazy “Prelims” headliner.

In order to sift through the action and see which fighters took home an extra $50,000, we take a closer look at the official UFC Fight Island 6 bonus winners below:

Fight of the Night: Guram Kutateladze vs. Mateusz Gamrot

Performance of the Night: Jessica Andrade

Performance of the Night: Jimmy Crute

For complete UFC Fight Island 6 results and coverage click here.

Highlights! Ortega Looks Better Than Ever, Dominates ‘Korean Zombie’ In Return

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Brian Ortega looked sensational in his long-awaited return to the Octagon earlier tonight (Sat., Oct. 17, 2020) at UFC Fight Island 6 live on ESPN+ from inside Flash Forum in Abu Dhabi, U.A….

UFC Fight Night: Ortega v The Korean Zombie

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Brian Ortega looked sensational in his long-awaited return to the Octagon earlier tonight (Sat., Oct. 17, 2020) at UFC Fight Island 6 live on ESPN+ from inside Flash Forum in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., as the former featherweight title challenger dominated perennial contender Chan Sung Jung via unanimous decision.

Jung landed crisp leg kicks early that forced Ortega to switch up stances. Ortega returned the favor with a few timely counter punches before Jung found his own power shots. In Round 2, Jung opened up more with punches and started to force Ortega on the back of his feet. Jung followed his efforts up with a massive uppercut along the cage. Ortega came back to land a huge spinning elbow that knocked Jung to the canvas and put him in survival mode for the rest of the round.

The third round saw Jung still trying to shake his jaw out from the elbow, but he continued to back Ortega up with combinations. Ortega responded with a hard attack to the body. Ortega came back with a big right hand that checked “Korean Zombie” again. In Round 4, Jung tried to push the pace to regain some momentum but Ortega’s movement and level changes made it hard to land anything of significance. Ortega ended up going for a takedown and when the action hit the cage “T-City” cut Jung with a short strike inside. Jung returned to his feet and Ortega was there for another elbow.

The fifth round was Ortega again as his punches kept Jung at bay and his defense looked tremendous. His footwork and cardio held up as well as “Korean Zombie” tried to track him down with a fight-ending shot. It never happened and Ortega was able to walk away with the lopsided decision win.

Check out the video highlights below courtesy of UFC/ESPN.

For complete UFC Fight Island 6 results and coverage click here.

LIVE! Watch UFC Fight Island 6 Post-Fight Presser Here!

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As soon as UFC Fight Island 6 wraps up later tonight (Sat., Oct. 17, 2020) live on ESPN+ from inside Flash Forum on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., fight fans can check out the live post-fight press conf…

UFC Seoul Press Conference

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As soon as UFC Fight Island 6 wraps up later tonight (Sat., Oct. 17, 2020) live on ESPN+ from inside Flash Forum on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., fight fans can check out the live post-fight press conference video above for all the best reaction and official bonus winners.

On a night that features a main event grudge match between top featherweight contenders Brian Ortega and “Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung, a co-headliner pitting former women’s strawweight champion Jessica Andrade against flyweight contender Katlyn Chookagian, and a light heavyweight clash featuring top-flight finisher Jimmy Crute and Octagon newcomer Modestas Bukauskas, there will be much to talk about when the action winds down.

The post-fight presser is scheduled to go live at 10:15 p.m. ET, and feature the biggest winners and losers from the card.

For complete UFC Fight Island 6 results and coverage click here.

Highlights! Andrade Crumbles Chookagian With Body Punches

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Jessica Andrade made a triumphant move to 125 pounds earlier tonight (Sat., Oct. 17, 2020) at UFC Fight Island 6 live on ESPN+ from inside Flash Forum in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., when the former U…

UFC Fight Night: Chookagian v Andrade

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Jessica Andrade made a triumphant move to 125 pounds earlier tonight (Sat., Oct. 17, 2020) at UFC Fight Island 6 live on ESPN+ from inside Flash Forum in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., when the former UFC women’s strawweight champion ended No. 1 contender Katlyn Chookagian via first-round TKO (body punches)

Chookagian leaned on her length and front kicks to keep Andrade at bay in the early going. Andrade tried to come over the top and was able to land some good punches from top position when the co-main event briefly hit the mat.

Towards the end of the first round Andrade landed a brutal body shot that had Chookagian hurt and forced her to back up across the cage. Andrade followed suit, landed one final shot to the body, and Chookagian was toast.

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With this performance, Andrade makes a successful jump to the UFC’s women’s flyweight division and immediately puts her name in the mix for a title shot. She may be a bit small for this weight class, but it will be very interesting to see how the Brazilian’s power holds up against current division champion Valentina Shevchenko.

For complete UFC Fight Island 6 results and coverage click here.

Highlights! Was This Maxim Grishin TKO Legit?

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Light heavyweight veteran Maxim Grishin captured his first Octagon win earlier tonight (Sat., Oct. 17, 2020) at UFC Fight Island 6 live on ESPN+ from inside Flash Forum in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.,…

UFC Fight Night: Antigulov v Grishin

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Light heavyweight veteran Maxim Grishin captured his first Octagon win earlier tonight (Sat., Oct. 17, 2020) at UFC Fight Island 6 live on ESPN+ from inside Flash Forum in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., when the Russian ended Gadzhimurad Antigulov via second-round TKO (punches).

Both fighters took a patient approach to this “Prelims” battle but it was Grishin who did the most damage along the way. In Round 2, he landed a big right hook along the cage that seemed to stun Antigulov. Antigulov covered up and Grishin unloaded combinations in bunches. The shots were landing but didn’t seem to be doing serious damage, but the referee still felt Antigulov needed saving with just two seconds left in the fight.

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With this performance, Grishin gets in the UFC win column after dropping a debut loss at the heavyweight level to Marcin Tybura back in July. Grishin has been around the block quite a bit throughout his career and has shown the ability to mix it up when it matters most. It will be interesting to see how far he can climb the 205-pound ladder moving forward.

For complete UFC Fight Island 6 results and coverage click here.