Zane Simon & Dayne Fox are here to breakdown UFC on ESPN+ 27 – Fight Night Norfolk with hot takes, possible next fights, as well as reactions to the overall event.
This Saturday’s, Feb, 29th., UFC on ESPN+ Fight Night event from the Chartway Arena in Norfolk, Virginia. The guys will have hot takes, possible next fights, as well as reactions to the overall event. This event showcased a main event World Flyweight Championship bout between Joesph ‘The Beefcake’ Benavidez & Deiveson ‘Deus da Guerra’ Figueiredo – however, only Benavidez was actually eligible to win the title since Figueiredo failed to make weight this week – so in the end no one walked off with a belt after Figueiredo devastatingly knocked out Benavidez in the second round; we also had the Feenom – Felicia Spencer going up against Zarah ‘Infinite’ Fairn in the co-main event of the night, which lasted all of 3:37 into Round 1 before Felicia finished Zarah via KO/TKO, Ground & Pound, Amanda Nunes immediately tweeted out that she was ready for either Felicia or Megan – so we will have to wait and see what Dana decides to do with these ladies.
Leading up to the main and co-main we had a mixture of three finishes and four decisions on the Preliminary Card and a submission clinic given to us by Grant Dawson and Darrick Minner in the main card opener, we followed that up with a massive Right Cross delivered from Megan Anderson knocking out Norma ‘The Immortal’ Dumont right on the button, Megan stating post-fight that she is ready to “f—king” go up against Amanda Nunes for the belt… was that the end of the excitement? No way, next we had a massive controversial 38-second stoppage which granted Magomed Ankalaev a win against Ion Cutelaba because he was “wobbly” although still in the fight — Ion immediately contested the decision…. what a night of fights we have to discuss with you!
UFC NORFOLK MAIN CARD | SAT. FEB. 29 – 8PM/5PM ETPT
- 125lbs – Deiveson Figueiredo (17-1) DEF. Joseph Benavidez (28-5), KO/TKO-Punches at 1:54 of Rd 2, Total 6:54
- 145lbs – Felicia Spencer (8-1) DEF. Zarah Fairn (6-4), KO/TKO-G & P at 3:37 of Rd 1
- 205lbs – Magomed Ankalaev (13-1) DEF. Ion Cutelaba (15-5), KO/TKO-Punches at 0:38 of Rd 1
- 145lbs – Megan Anderson (10-4) DEF. Norma Dumont (4-1), KO/TKO-Right Cross at 3:31 of Rd 1
- 145lbs – Grant Dawson (15-1) DEF. Darrick Minner (24-11), SUB-Rear Naked Choke at 1:38 of Rd 2, Total 6:38
FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) Gabriel Silva vs. Kyler Phillips
PERFORMANCE OF THE NIGHT: ($50k ea.) 1. Megan Anderson 2. Jordan Griffin
GATE: $ $402,958 (USD)
ESPN+ PRELIMS | 5PM/2PM ET/PT
135lbs – Kyler Phillips (7-1) DEF. Gabriel Silva (8-2), DEC-Unanimous
185lbs – Brendan Allen (14-3) DEF. Tom Breese (11-2), KO/TKO-G & P at 4:47 of Rd 1
265lbs – Marcin Tybura (18-6) DEF. Sergey Spivak (10-2), DEC – Unanimous
155lbs – Luis Pena (8-2) DEF. Steve Garcia Jr. (11-4), DEC-Unanimous
145lbs – Jordan Griffin (18-7) DEF. TJ Brown (14-7), KO/TKO-SUB, Guillotine Choke at 3:38 of Rd 2, Total 8:38
145lbs – Spike Carlyle (9-1) DEF. Aalon Cruz (8-3), KO/TKO-Elbows to G & P at 1:25 of Rd 1
170lbs – Sean Brady (12-0) DEF. Ismail Naurdiev (19-4), DEC-Unanimous
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