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UFC Vegas 21 outcomes: Edwards eye poke ends in no contest, overshadowing a number of knockouts

The UFC Vegas 21 outcomes had been dotted with a number of spectacular knockouts. They had been overshadowed, nonetheless, by two bouts ending in a no contest, together with the principle occasion. UFC Vegas 21 outcomes: Leon Edwards eye poke stops bout with Belal Muhammad Leon Edwards was out of the battle recreation for nearly two years, however was poised to earn a title shot at UFC Vegas 21 on Saturday night time. The battle did not go wherever close to the way in which he hoped, and sure left his bid for a shot at welterweight champion Kamaru Usman unfulfilled. Edwards and Muhammad had been each throwing with intent straight out of the gate. It was Edwards that landed the primary onerous photographs. However it was a pair head kicks halfway by means of the spherical that rocked Muhammad, who was briefly on wobbly legs. He clinched Edwards on the fence lengthy sufficient to get better, however was bleeding round his proper ear, probably from one of many head kicks. Edwards landed with a number of extra onerous punches within the remaining minute of the primary body, retaining Muhammad on the defensive. The battle was stopped when Edwards, who had landed a minor eye poke within the first spherical, landed an unintended, however far more extreme eye poke in spherical two. Muhammad’s eye instantly swelled from the poke, main referee Herb Dean to shortly wave off the battle. Earlier than the official outcome was learn, Edwards met Muhammad in the course of the Octagon, instantly apologizing “Initially, I apologize to Belal. I would quite a loss than that. I used to be heartbroken,” Edwards reiterated in his post-fight interview. “What now? It has been an extended 12 months and a half. To come back again to that, I am simply heartbroken.” UFC Vegas 21 outcomes: Leon Edwards punches Belal Muhammad forward of no contest https://twitter.com/espnmma/standing/1370941489887477764?s=20 Misha Cirkunov vs. Ryan Spann Ryan Spann made fast work of Misha Cirkunov within the UFC Vegas 21 co-main occasion. The 2 fighters exchanged some heavy punches earlier than Cirkunov landed a kick to the groin that precipitated a quick pause within the motion. As soon as they began up once more, Spann ate a shot earlier than cracking Cirkunov, sending him to the canvas. Spann adopted him to the canvas, however when it wasn’t clear he may end there, he pressured Cirkunov to return to his ft. A short while later, Spann dropped Cirkunov once more, this time ending him with an onslaught of hammerfists. Following the battle, Spann referred to as out the winner of the upcoming bout between Anthony Smith and Jimmy Crute. UFC Vegas 21 outcomes: Ryan Spann takes out Misha Cirkunov https://twitter.com/espnmma/standing/1370933829570080776?s=20 Dan Ige drops Gavin Tucker with one punch Calvin Kattar might have stopped Dan Ige’s six-fight successful streak, however he was fast to begin a brand new one along with his 22-second end of Gavin Tucker at UFC Vegas 21. The bout had solely simply gotten underway when Ige stepped ahead with a proper hand that landed on the primary change, dropping Tucker to the canvas. After the battle, Ige referred to as out Chan Sung Jung, the Korean Zombie. UFC Vegas 21 outcomes: Dan Ige KOs Gavin Tucker in 22 seconds https://twitter.com/espnmma/standing/1370927217350488068?s=20 Davey Grant builds momentum with second consecutive knockout Davey Grant is now on a three-fight successful streak after scoring his second consecutive knockout with a blistering end of Jonathan Martinez. The battle was forwards and backwards by means of the primary spherical, Martinez landed brutal low kicks, whereas Grant was blasting away with heavy punches. Simply because the spherical wore down, Martinez landed an enormous punch that despatched Grant to the canvas, although he could not discover a strategy to end. In spherical two, Grant landed a left hook that put Martinez on the canvas and adopted with a pair proper fingers earlier than the referee stopped the battle. UFC Vegas 21 outcomes: Davey Grant knocks out Jonathan Martinez https://twitter.com/espnmma/standing/1370923174024609792?s=20 Matheus Nicolau returns with a slim victory Matheus Nicolau left the UFC following a loss to Dustin Ortiz in 2018. At the moment, the flyweight division was on life help. Having gained two fights outdoors the promotion, he returned with a slim victory over Manel Kape. Nicolau had a stable first spherical, threatening with a guillotine choke. Kape, nonetheless, confirmed shades of the abilities that made him a Rizin FF champion in Japan, lighting Nicolau up with blazing quick fingers within the second spherical. The third body was an in depth one. Although Kape continued along with his punching assault, he combined in a number of onerous knees that had Nicolau rocked. The Brazilian someway dug deep and answered again, doing sufficient within the eyes of two of the judges to earn a split-decision nod. UFC Vegas 21 outcomes: Matheus Nicolau will get break up nod over Manel Kape Eryk Anders unlawful knee leads to no contest Petr Yan landed an unlawful knee on Aljamain Sterling at UFC 259 and it price him the UFC bantamweight championship. Eryk Anders did the identical to Darren Stewart at UFC Vegas 21, however it resulted in a no contest. How can that be? Easy, referee Mark Smith dominated Yan’s unlawful knee an intentional act. Herb Dean, the referee on Saturday night time, dominated that Anders’s knee strike, although unlawful, was unintentional. As such, with the battle nonetheless being inside the first spherical, it was dominated a no contest. If that they had accomplished two of the three rounds, they may have gone to the scorecards to see if one or the opposite fighter was forward when the bout was stopped. UFC Vegas 21 outcomes: Eryk Anders lands unlawful knee on Darren Stewart – No Contest Matthew Semelsberger opens UFC Vegas 21 with a blistering knockout Matthew Semelsberger opened the UFC Vegas 21 prelims with this brutal knockout of Jason Witt. https://twitter.com/espnmma/standing/1370860710029369349?s=20 TRENDING > Dana White thinks Conor McGregor missed Dustin Poirier UFC Vegas 21 Outcomes UFC Vegas 21 Important Card Welterweight Bout: Leon Edwards vs Belal Muhammad dominated a no contest (unlawful eye poke) at 0:18, R2Light Heavyweight Bout: Ryan Spann def Misha Cirkunov by TKO (punches) at 1:11, R1Featherweight Bout: Dan Ige def Gavin Tucker by knockout (punch) at 0:22, R1Bantamweight Bout: Davey Grant def Jonathan Martinez by knockout (punches) at 3:03, R2Flyweight Bout: Matheus Nicolau def Manel Kape by break up resolution (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)Middleweight Bout: Eryk Anders vs Darren Stewart dominated a no contest (unlawful knee) at 4:37, R1 UFC Vegas 21 Prelims Girls’s Strawweight Bout: Angela Hill def Ashley Yoder by unanimous resolution (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)Featherweight Bout: Charles Jourdain def Marcelo Rojo by TKO (punches) at 4:31, R3Bantamweight Bout: Rani Yahya def Ray Rodriguez by submission (arm triangle choke) at 3:09, R2Lightweight Bout: Nasrat Haqparast def Rafa Garcia by unanimous resolution (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)Girls’s Flyweight Bout: JJ Aldrich def Cortney Casey by break up resolution (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)Girls’s Strawweight Bout: Jinh Yu Frey def Gloria de Paula by unanimous resolution (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)Welterweight Bout: Matthew Semelsberger def Jason Witt by KO (punch) at 0:16, R1 Eryk Anders addresses his unlawful knee at UFC Vegas 21 (Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube)



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