The 'Black Belt Hunter' hunted another one. At the opening of the main card of the UFC Las Vegas 86, which took place on Saturday night (10), Rudolph Vieira did not take notice of the Armenian Armen petrosyan and submitted his rival with a katagatame in the first round. The show took place at the traditional Apex, home of Ultimate.
With the submission victory, Rodolfo adds his second consecutive victory in the organization and now boasts a record of 10 triumphs and two setbacks in professional MMA.
On the other hand, Petrosyan sees his streak of two consecutive victories being broken in the company and his record in the sport now stands at eight positive results and just two negative results.
The duel began with the two athletes exchanging blows in the center of the cage and with the Brazilian having a slight advantage. However, in the second half of the first half, Rodolfo took Petrosyan down, passed the guard and landed a katagatame, forcing his rival to tap out with around 12 seconds left before the first bell sounded.
Michael Johnson dominates Darrius Flowers and wins by unanimous decision from the judges
One of the oldest fighters on the UFC roster, the lightweight (up to 70,3kg) Michael Johnson showed that even at 37 years of age, it can still have its usefulness. Facing his compatriot Michael Flowers, Johnson dominated the fight from start to finish, made his rival look like an amateur and after controlling the fight on the feet and on the ground, he calmly emerged victorious in the judges' unanimous decision.
Despite the victory, Johnson continues with his irregularity and alternating results in the organization. Now, the veteran has recorded 22 triumphs and 19 setbacks as a professional in the sport.
Coming from the Contender Series, Darrius Flowers He suffered his second defeat in two fights in the organization and now his record stands at 12 positive results and seven negative results.