UFC 223 main card
Joe Lauzon vs Chris Gruetzmacher:- The first fight on PPV the Lightweights came strong with Lauzon dictating the pace but Chirs got an early takedown, Chris took the first round and dominated the second. Lauzon’s face was swelled up and bloodied after the fight, Chris Gruetzmacher the underdog was aggressive and dominant and won after 163 significant stricks, Lauzon’s corner stopped the fight in the second round.
Zabib Magomedsharipov vs Kyle Bochniak
The Russian fan favorite Zabib takes on Boston’s Kyle Bochniak, this featherweight bout both competitors exchanged strikes in the first round. Zabib ends up on top of Kyle in the second round and looks to finish it, Bochniak with blood pouring down his face looking to stay in this fight this goes to Judge’s decision.Zabib won via unanimous decision. An amazing action-packed start to the PPV.
Late Bruce Connal is announced to be the first inductee in UFC hall of fame class of 2018 he will be part of contributors wing.
Renato Moicano vs Calvin Kattar
Another featherweight bout a close first round, Moicano attacks Kattar’s leg and looked flushed in the second round with inside leg kicks. Kattar busts his nose, as Moicano keeps the pressure on, after three rounds the fight goes to the judges. Moicano won via unanimous decision.
The Strawweight Championship rematch Rose Namajumas (c) vs Joanna Jedrzejczyk
The roles are changed the new Champion Thug Rose looking to defend her title first time against the woman she won it from the former Champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk:- We started with no touch of gloves, good exchanges in the first round, Jonna looked crisper than the last fight. Mutual respect after the second round as both fighters acknowledge each other. Close round after close round this title match has been amazing. Joanna’s left eye swelled up and her leg giving her some problems, another close round with Rose getting the takedown in the final moments of the fight. After the fight both ladies showed a tremendous amount of respect to each other, again we go to judges decisions. After a hard fought battle Thug Rose Namajumas is still on the top of strawweight division.
The main event for the Lightweight Championship
Khabib Nurmagomedv vs Al Laquinta
The Russian fighter vs Ney York’s own Al Iaquinta. We crowned a new Champion. Khabib Nurmagomedv got the takedown early on. A strong first round for Khabib. Khabib man handled Iaquinta for the second round, taking Al down and tiring him. Iaquinta busted up in the third round, Iaquinta stuffing Nurmagomedv’s takedown and looked absolutely amazing in the fourth round.
We went into the final round with Khabib winning but he wasn’t dominating as usual. Iaquinta got some stiff shots but Khabib got a takedown and dominated the rest of the round. We go to Judges yet again. Here is your winner via unanimous decision and the new Undisputed UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib the Eagle Nurmagomedv. History has been made first ever Muslim UFC Champion.