UFN 60 prelims results: Escudero, Skelly among winners

The preliminary card for UFC Fight Night 60 in Broomfield consisted of four bouts, and they are all in the books now. The fights…

By: Tim Burke | 9 years ago
UFN 60 prelims results: Escudero, Skelly among winners
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The preliminary card for UFC Fight Night 60 in Broomfield consisted of four bouts, and they are all in the books now. The fights were decent, and were probably highlights by a flyweight battle and a back-and-forth lightweight fight. Check out the results before.

Efrain Escudero defeated Rodrigo Lima by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

This one was all Escudero. De Lima looked significantly bigger than Escudero, but he just kept eating jabs and right hooks for the full 15 minutes. Escudero had him hurt at least four times, and it was somewhat surprising that he couldn’t get a finish. De Lima even resorted to pulling guard at one point, which just earned him a boatload of elbows to the grill. Escudero looked great, De Lima looked terrible. That was basically it.

Chas Skelly defeated Jim Alers by TKO (strikes), 4:59 of round 2

Skelly is known for his grappling, but he showed off some much-improved striking in this bout. Alers caught him in an early ankle look that to hurt Skelly, but he recovered and came back with some big rights. The first round was very close overall. In the second though, Skelly pressed the action. He couldn’t get a takedown, but kept connecting with thunderous overhand rights until he finally stunned, then dropped Alers. Skelly landed a blatantly illegal knee right at the end, but the referee was apparently already going to stop the bout (even though he hadn’t moved yet), so Skelly was granted the TKO victory. An appeal by Alers wouldn’t be surprising.

Zach Makovsky defeated Tim Elliott by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

The story of the fight was Makovsky’s wrestling. As usual, Elliott pressed forward with some unorthodox offense over the course of the 15 minutes but was constantly getting grounded by the relentless takedown attack from the former Bellator champ. Elliott made the second round close with some nice scrambles and a few good shots on the feet, and even landed a big slam late in the third that looked to stun Makovsky, but it wasn’t enough. Makovsky picked up his third UFC win, while Elliott dropped his third in a row.

James Moontasri defeated Cody Pfister by submission (rear naked choke), 1:49 of round 2

Moontasri came out blasting away with knees and kicks, which wasn’t surprising given his background. Pfister was constantly looking for a takedown, but Moontasri deftly made space to land some more knees. It looked like Pfister was hurt on multiple occasions, but he battled through it and stayed in the fight through the first round. In the second, Pfister got a little sloppy and paid for it. Moontasri took his back, made some adjustments and sunk a choke for the submission victory.

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