UFC Fort Lauderdale in tweets
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
That was so impressive!! Hermanson definitely has every bit of talent and skill to become a World champion
— James Vick (@JamesVickMMA) April 28, 2019
Man I can’t remember the last time a main event didn’t deliver an awesome fight
— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) April 28, 2019
Greg Hardy vs Dmitrii Smoliakov
Why is Greg hardy so corny my god #UFCFtLauderdale
— Katlyn Chookagian (@blondefighter) April 28, 2019
Mike Perry vs Alex Oliveira
Feints, long jabs, solid understanding of range, and a little takedown D too. Impressive showing by Mr. Hardy. Heavyweights beware. #UFCFtLauderdale
— Matt Schnell (@DANGER_Caged) April 28, 2019
Glover Teixiera vs Ion Cutelaba
— Mark Coleman (@Markcolemanmma) April 28, 2019
Cory Sandhagen vs John Lineker
HOW GREAT WAS SANDHAGEN VS LINEKER!!!!!!
— A1 Iaquinta🗽 (@ALIAQUINTA) April 28, 2019
Roosevelt Roberts vs Thomas Gifford
“Matt Frevola, I want you boy. I need some revenge. Let’s go.”
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) April 28, 2019
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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