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Pro's react to a fantastic night in Florida

Another night, another great night of action in the UFC. Kicking off the main card was the promising Roosevelt Roberts going up against the awkward Thomas Gifford. From the first horn, Roberts found his range and landed frequently and dominated the fight on his way to a unanimous decision victory. A highly anticipated bantamweight bout was up next as veteran John Lineker was looking to make it 3 wins a row against the streaking Cory Sandhagen. After 15 minutes of technical warfare, it was Sandhagen who edged out a split decision in a very close fight. A big fight now awaits the American in the summer. Another Veteran vs Prospect matchup was next on deck with Glover Teixeira squaring off against the heavy handed Ion Cutelaba. Glover weathered an early storm from Cutelaba and managed to make it through round one. In round 2, Teixeira put his experience on show and when the fight went to the ground he submitted Cutelaba via a rear naked choke.

The predicted FOTN well and truly delivered as Mike Perry and Alex Oliveira put on a 15 minute war. Both men were hurt briefly during the fight and Perry delivered his best performance  since entering the UFC Octogan. Mike went on to call out Darren Till in what has been a long awaited potential fight. After a unsuccessful debut back in January, Greg Hardy was looking to get his first win in the UFC and he made light work of his opponent Dmitry Smolyakov knocking him out in just 2:15. With a title shot promised should he win, Jacare first had to get past Jack Hermansson. We witnessed 25 minutes of high energy action and also witnessed the breakthrough performance of The Joker. Hermansson clearly won the first two rounds but then Jacare started to work the body in the third and slowed down Jack. In the end, Jack Hermansson saw out a (49-46, 48-47×2) unanimous decision victory.

Check out fellow pro’s reaction to the action in Florida.

Jack Hermansson vs Jacare Souza 

 

Greg Hardy vs Dmitrii Smoliakov

Mike Perry vs Alex Oliveira 

Glover Teixiera vs Ion Cutelaba

Cory Sandhagen vs John Lineker

Roosevelt Roberts vs Thomas Gifford

Check out the full main card results below

Jack Hermansson def. Jacare Souza via unanimous decision (49-46, 48×47 x2)
Greg Hardy def. Dmitrii Smoliakov via first-round TKO (2:15)
Mike Perry def. Alex Oliveira by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Glover Teixeira def. Ion Cutelaba via submission (rear-naked choke) (R2, 3:37)
Cory Sandhagen def. John Lineker via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Roosevelt Roberts def. Thomas Gifford via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

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