Cage Warriors 89 results: Dominique Steele bests Karl Amoussou in non-title headliner

He didn’t get a belt to show for it, but at least Dominique Steele can say he’s beaten a Cage Warriors titleholder.

Despite a rough second round against 170-pound champion Karl Amoussou (24-8-2) in tonight’s Cage Warriors 89 headliner, Steele’s (14-10) solid display in the remainder of the catchweight bout was enough to grant him nods from all three judges.

The bout, which streamed on UFC Fight Pass from Lotto Arena in Antwerp, Belgium, was originally supposed to be Amoussou’s first title defense. But after Steele failed to make weight, it lost two rounds and its championship status.

The 29-27, 29-28 and 29-27 scorecards meant the end of a seven-fight winning streak for Amoussou. Steele is now on a two-fight winning streak, having recently ended a UFC run that saw him go 1-4.

The constest started off with mostly tentative striking. But as the first round wore on, the fighters’ brief exchanges packed more power. As the final minute of the frame approached, Steele left Amoussou jelly-legged with a hard left. With the two on the ground, Steele was the one exerting control from the guard for the majority of the time – despite a dangerous submission attempt by the champ.

While it was Steele who managed to advance first with a flurry in Round 2, it was Amoussou who managed to first land a heavy hand and then a leg trip. By the time they hit the ground, Amoussou had secured full mount. With most of his efforts going toward maintaining position, though, Amoussou landed only short, mostly non-damaging blows to the body and head of Steele at first.

Steele, however, never gave in, managing to restore half guard after almost giving up his back. Amoussou started landing stronger elbows to the head by the end of the round, but Steele was able to get back to his feet. The two threw sparse blows, including some flashy spinning backfists and kicks, but none of it caused damage.

As the striking exchanges began in Round 3, it was Steele who got the better of it. After a body kick that threw Amoussou off balance, Steele was once again able to drop his opponent with a heavy hand – and throw in a follow-up shot on the ground. On the mat, the control was once more Steele’s – who worked from his opponent’s guard. Amoussou stayed active at all times but was ultimately stuck between Steele and the cage and unable to escape. As the final seconds approached, Steele rained down punches from the top.

Controversial stoppage grants Dandois home TKO win

Kerry Hughes wasn’t OK with the way her 140-pound co-headliner against Cindy Dandois ended – and even Dandois could see why.

After securing a takedown in the first round, Dandois (8-3) was able to get Hughes (3-2) in a hold, where she proceeded to land shots to her opponent’s forehead. While Hughes was certainly in a tough spot there, it didn’t seem like she was taking any fight-ending damage when the referee decided to intervene.

Belgium’s own Dandois was declared the winner via TKO and got a chance to celebrate in front of her home crowd. But she went on to congratulate Hughes for taking the bout in hostile territory and even volunteered for a rematch given the possibly premature stoppage.

“I have to say, for me, they stopped it quite early,” Dandois said. “But I had it strongly. It was hard for her to escape. I didn’t see her escape. So I understand. But if she ever wants a rematch, ‘Rocksteady,’ I’m here, no problem.”

The bout started off with some sloppy striking, but Dandois was soon able to get to her comfort area. A beautifully executed takedown had Hughes on the ground, where Dandois worked quickly to transition to the crucifix and land the blows that prompted the stoppage.

Dandois, who had former UFC bantamweight champion Miesha Tate in her corner, is now back on track after a UFC one-off that saw her dropping a unanimous decision to Alexis Davis. Hughes is riding back-to-back losses.

Cerilli cruises past van Noord to win heavyweight title

“Flawless” is a strong word, but Mauro Cerilli’s (11-2) display over Nills van Noord (17-9-2) to claim Cage Warriors’ vacant heavyweight title came pretty close.

After taking the fight on two weeks’ notice, van Noord didn’t get to do much before judo-based Cerilli landed a takedown. Once on the ground, Cerilli stayed heavy on top, making it all but impossible for van Noord to escape.

Soon, Cerilli started raining heavy blows from the top, as van Noord ducked for cover. While van Noor managed to briefly turn in an attempt to improve position, a pair of follow-up blows that Cerilli managed to land from his back prompted the ref to step in.

Cerilli is now riding three consecutive wins and is expected to defend his title against the promotion’s 205-pound champion, Karl Moore, at Cage Warriors 92. Moore was Cerilli’s original opponent for tonight’s bout but had to withdraw due to injury.

Cage Warriors 89 results include:

  • Champ Karl Amoussou def. Dominique Steele via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 29-27)
  • Cindy Dandois def. Kerry Hughes via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 1:53
  • Mauro Cerilli def. Nills van Noord via TKO (strikes) – Round 1,  2:24 (won the vacant heavyweight title)
  • Tommy Depret def. John Maguire via TKO –  Round 3, 3:10
  • Jack Shore def. Ayton De Paepe via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:04

For more on Cage Warriors 89, visit the MMA Eventssection of the site.

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Cage Warriors 89 weigh-in results: Dominique Steele heavy, fight with champ Karl Amoussou now non-title bout

Cage Warriors 89 no longer has a title fight for its main event.

UFC vet Dominique Steele (14-9) came in heavy for his headliner against welterweight champion Karl Amoussou (24-7-2). The fight will go on, promotion officials today announced, but it no longer will be a title fight.

Steele was heavy on his first attempt, and after getting an additional two hours to cut weight finally weighed in a 172.9 pounds, nearly three pounds over the alloted 170 for a championship bout. Amoussou was 169.2 to make weight without issue.

Cage Warriors 89 takes place Saturday at Lotto Arena in Antwerp, Belgium. As with all Cage Warriors events, the card streams on UFC Fight Pass following prelims on Facebook.

Amoussou, a 31-year-old French-German fighter, is a well-traveled vet who’s competed for Bellator, Strikeforce, DREAM and M-1, among other promotions. In February, he scored a TKO victory over Matt Inman to win the belt. It was his seventh straight victory.

Steele recently concluded a five-fight UFC stint that saw him go 1-4 in the organization. The 29-year-old Ohio native had a solid two-fight span in which the former CES MMA champion picked up a “Performance of the Night” bonus for his slam-KO of “Maestro” Dong Hyun Kim and a “Fight of the Night” award in a decision loss to Danny Roberts.

There still is a title fight on the card, though. Mauro Cerilli was 256.3 pounds for his fight against Nills van Noord, who was 233.3. The pair meet on the main card for the vacant heavyweight title.

Cage Warriors 89 weigh-in results included:

MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 3 p.m. ET)

  • Champ Karl Amoussou (169.2) vs. Dominique Steele (172.9)* – non-title fight
  • Cindy Dandois (139.6) vs. Kerry Hughes (139.8)
  • Mauro Cerilli (256.3) vs. Nills van Noord (233.3)
  • Tommy Depret (168.8) vs. John Maguire (170.3)
  • Ayton De Paepe (144.9) vs. Jack Shore (145.8)

PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 1 p.m. ET)

  • Sameer Alekozai (145.6) vs. Mathias Lodahl (145.8)
  • Massai Sant’Anna (167.5) vs. Artur Szczepaniak (169.5)
  • Leon Jansen (165.9) vs. Jan Quaeyhaegens (168.8)
  • Donovan Desmae (155) vs. Aiden Lee (155)
  • Ben Dandois (181.6) vs. Chico Martinez (183.5)

* Steele missed the 170-pound championship limit against champ Amoussou, making the bout a non-title fight.

For more on Cage Warriors 89, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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Karl Amoussou vs. Dominique Steele title fight added to Cage Warriors 89

This month’s Cage Warriors 89 event now has a second title fight.

Officials today announced a headlining title fight between welterweight champion Karl Amoussou (24-7-2) and UFC vet Dominique Steele (14-9).

Cage Warriors 89 takes place Nov. 25 at Lotto Arena in Antwerp, Belgium. As with all Cage Warriors events, the card streams on UFC Fight Pass following prelims on Facebook, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.

Amoussou, a 31-year-old French-German fighter, is a well-traveled vet who’s competed for Bellator, Strikeforce, DREAM and M-1, among other promotions. In February, he scored a TKO victory over Matt Inman to win the belt. It was his seventh straight victory.

He now meets Steele, who recently concluded a five-fight UFC stint that saw him go 1-4 in the organization. The 29-year-old Ohio native had a solid a two-fight span in which the former CES MMA champion picked up a “Performance of the Night” bonus for his slam-KO of “Maestro” Dong Hyun Kim and a “Fight of the Night” award in a decision loss to Danny Roberts.

Officials also announced Nills van Noord (17-8) has replaced Karl Moore (8-1) at the event. He now fights Mauro Cerilli (10-2) for the organization’s vacant heavyweight belt. Moore, who is also the organization’s light-heavyweight champion, was forced off the card with an injury.

The latest Cage Warriors 89 card now includes:

  • Champ Karl Amoussou vs. Dominique Steele – for welterweight title
  • Mauro Cerilli vs. Nills van Noord – for vacant heavyweight title
  • Cindy Dandois vs. Kerry Hughes
  • Tommy Depret vs. John Maguire
  • Ayton De Paepe vs. Jack Shore
  • Ben Dandois vs. Chico Martinez
  • Donovan Desmae vs. Aiden Lee
  • Massai Sant’anna vs. Artur Szczepaniak
  • Leon Jansen vs. Jan Quaeyhaegens
  • Sameer Alekozai vs. Matthias Lodahl

For more on Cage Warriors 89, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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First title-fight participants announced for 'Cage Warriors 92: Super Saturday'

The card is taking shape for “Cage Warriors 92: Super Saturday,” the organization’s upcoming dual-main-card event.

Cage Warriors 92 takes place March 24 at The O2 in London, and the main cards stream on UFC Fight Pass following prelims on Facebook.

Although opponents haven’t been announced, bantamweight champion Nathaniel Wood (12-3) is set for the card, as is Sam Creasey (9-1), who will fight for the organization’s vacant flyweight title.

Cage Warriors’ most recent “Super Saturday” card in London took place in 2014. The 16-bout lineup featured a host of notables, including former UFC champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk and former Cage Warriors titleholders Stevie Ray and Jack Marshman.

Wood, a 24-year-old from London, won the title in June with a knockout win over Marko Kovacevic, and he defended it in September with a TKO victory over Josh Reed in an action-packed bout (via Twitter):

Wood has won four straight overall – all via stoppage.

Creasey, a 29-year-old Englishman, has won two straight, which included a knockout win over Paul Marin in September. The fast-rising 125-pounder is 4-1 with Cage Warriors over the past 17 months; his lone loss during that stretch came via decision to Shaj Haque a year ago.

Additional Cage Warriors 92 bouts will be announced in the coming weeks.

The latest Cage Warriors 92 card includes:

  • Champ Nathaniel Wood vs. TBA – for bantamweight title
  • Sam Creasey vs. TBA – for vacant flyweight title

For more on Cage Warriors 92, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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Cage Warriors 89 adds Belgium's Tommy Depret vs. 5-time UFC vet John Maguire

With Cage Warriors visiting Belgium later this month, the promotion has added a local veteran to take on a UFC vet.

Cage Warriors officials today announced that Belgium’s Tommy Depret (12-5) will take on England’s John Maguire (24-9) at Cage Warriors 89, which takes place Nov. 25 at Lotto Arena in Antwerp, Belgium. As with all Cage Warriors events, the card stream on UFC Fight Pass.

“Scarface” Depret enters the fight on a two-fight winning streak, scoring first-round stoppages in both affairs. Eleven of Depret’s 12 career wins have come by stoppage, including six in the first round.

Meanwhile, “The One” Maguire debuted in the UFC in 2011 with back-to-back victories, including a “Submission of the Night” win over DaMarques Johnson. However, consecutive decision losses to John Hathaway, Matt Riddle and Mitch Clarke saw him part ways with the promotion. Maguire has gone 6-3 since his release, including a 5-1 run in his past six outings.

The Cage Warriors 89 lineup now includes:

  • Karl Moore vs. Mauro Cerilli
  • Cindy Dandois vs. Kerry Hughes
  • Tommy Depret vs. John Maguire
  • Donovan Desmae vs. Aiden Lee
  • Ayton De Paepe vs. Jack Shore
  • Massai Sant’anna vs. Artur Szczepaniak
  • Leon Jansen vs. Jan Quaeyhaegens
  • Ben Dandois vs. Chico Martinez
  • Sameer Alekozai vs. Matthias Lodahl

For more on Cage Warriors 89, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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Cage Warriors 88 live and official results (2 p.m. ET)

Join us for live and official results from today’s Cage Warriors 88 event beginning at 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT).

Today’s event and championship doubleheader take place at Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. The main card streams on UFC Fight Pass (4 p.m. ET) following prelims on Facebook (2 p.m. ET).

In the main event, lightweight champion Chris Fishgold (16-1-1) meets challenger Alexander Jacobsen (8-1). And in the co-main event, Lee Chadwick (23-13-1) fights Victor Cheng (11-2) for the organization’s vacant middleweight belt.

Official Cage Warriors 88 results include:

MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 4 p.m. ET)

  • Champ Chris Fishgold vs. Alexander Jacobsen – for lightweight title
  • Lee Chadwick vs. Victor Cheng – for vacant middleweight title
  • Soren Bak vs. Martin Stapleton
  • Molly McCann vs. Priscila de Souza

PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 2 p.m. ET)

  • Paull McBain vs. Sam Spencer
  • Mahmut Faour vs. Elliot Jenkins
  • Josh McManus vs. Mick Stanton
  • Perry Andre Goodwin vs. Jack Grant
  • Jack Della Maddalena vs. James Duckett

For more on Cage Warriors 88, check out the MMA Events section of the site.

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'Cage Warriors 87: Long vs. Soldic' live and official results

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Cage Warriors 87 takes place today, and you can join us for official results beginning at 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT).

The event takes place at Newport Centre in Newport, Wales. You can watch the five-fight preliminary card on Cage Warriors’ Facebook page before the five-bout main card shifts to UFC Fight Pass at 4 p.m. ET.

In the main event, Welsh fan favorite Lewis Long (15-4) meets promotional newcomer and fellow welterweight Roberto Soldic (11-2).

Official Cage Warriors 87 results include:

MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 4 p.m. ET)

  • Lewis Long vs. Roberto Soldic
  • Matt Inman vs. Craig White
  • Mattia Galbiati vs. Jack Shore
  • Ludovit Klein vs. Aiden Lee
  • Ross Houston vs. Aaron Khalid

PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 2 p.m. ET)

  • Cosmin Tutu vs. Richard Williams
  • Bryan Creighton vs. Kris Edwards
  • Diana Felipe vs. Cornelia Holm
  • Mason Jones def. Shaun Luther via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 4:48
  • Lawrence Tracey def. Josh Ellis via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

For more on Cage Warriors 87, check out the MMA Events section of the site.

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Paddy Pimblett training concussion knocks him from Cage Warriors 88 fight with Vlado Sikic

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Former Cage Warriors featherweight champion Paddy Pimblett will have to put his quest to get back to title contention on hold.

Pimblett (13-2) was scheduled to return this month at Cage Warriors 88 against Vlado Sikic (10-0-1). But the promotion today announced the Brit suffered a concussion during a training session, and that will keep him from competing at the event on medical grounds.

Cage Warriors 88 takes place Oct. 28 at Echo Arena in Liverpool, England, with a live stream of the main card on UFC Fight Pass.

It would have been a hometown fight for the 22-year-old Pimblett, who lost the Cage Warriors featherweight belt to Nad Narimani in April. The fight was set to take place at a 150-pound catchweight. He was on a nine-fight winning streak before the title loss, and seven of those wins came under the Cage Warriors banner.

Sikic is an undefeated 27-year-old Croatian fighter who hopes to make his promotional debut if Cage Warriors can secure him a new opponent in three weeks’ time. He has nine stoppages in 10 career wins since his 2010 pro debut. He had a brief appearance on “The Ultimate Fighter 22” in 2015, but suffered a shoulder injury in an elimination-round loss to Abner Lloveras.

The latest Cage Warriors 88 lineup includes:

  • Champ Chris Fishgold vs. Alexander Jacobsen – for lightweight title
  • Lee Chadwick vs. Victor Cheng – for vacant middleweight title
  • Vlado Sikic vs. opponent TBA
  • Molly McCann vs. opponent TBA
  • Soren Bak vs. Martin Stapleton
  • Paull McBain vs. Sam Spencer
  • Perry Andre Goodwin vs. Jack Grant
  • Josh McManus vs. Mick Stanton
  • Jack Della Maddalena vs. James Duckett

For more on Cage Warriors 88, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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Karl Moore looks to match Conor McGregor's feat in Cage Warriors 89 headliner

Northern Ireland’s Karl Moore (8-1) already holds one Cage Warriors title, but he’s looking to score another one very soon.

The reigning Cage Warriors light heavyweight champion will look to claim the promotion’s vacant heavyweight title when he faces Mauro Cerilli (10-2) in the main event of next month’s Cage Warriors 89 event on Nov. 25 at Lotto Arena in Antwerp, Belgium. The card streams live on UFC Fight Pass.

“Karl Moore has a huge opportunity to become our first two-weight world champion since Conor McGregor,” Cage Warriors President Graham Boylan stated. “And if he’s successful in Antwerp on Nov. 25, I’m sure a lot of people – including the UFC – will be paying very close attention to him.

“But he has a tough test in front of him. Cerilli is tough and in good form. I’m looking forward to a great title fight.”

McGregor, of course, held Cage Warriors’ lightweight and featherweight titles before vacating the belts in in 2013. migrating to the UFC and briefly holding those same belts in the world’s premier MMA promotion, as well.

Moore is currently riding a three-fight winning streak, which includes a five-round decision win over Josh Moore at March’s Cage Warriors 81 event, where he picked up the vacant light heavyweight title. Moore is a perfect 4-0 in four appearances for the European promotion.

Meanwhile, Cerilli makes his promotional debut on the strength of a three-fight winning streak earned while competing in his native Italy. Two of this victories came via TKO, while his most recent appearance went to the judges’ cards in a three-round affair.

The Cage Warriors 89 lineup currently includes:

  • Champ Karl Moore vs. Mauro Cerilli – for vacant heavyweight title
  • Cindy Dandois vs. Kerry Hughes
  • Ben Dandois vs. opponent TBA
  • Tommy Depret vs. opponent TBA

For more on Cage Warriors 89, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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MMAjunkie's 'Fight of the Month' for September: A bloody, all-Brazil slugfest

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With another action-packed month of MMA in the books, MMAjunkie looks at the best fights from September. Here are the five nominees, listed in chronological order, and winner of MMAjunkie’s “Fight of the Month” award for September.

At the bottom of the post, let us know if we got it right by voting on your choice.

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The Nominees

Alexander Volkov def. Stefan Struve at UFC Fight Night 115

In a much-hyped heavyweight contest between two of the sport’s tallest competitors, Russia’s Alexander Volkov (29-6 MMA, 3-0 UFC) brushed aside a nasty cut and some eye pokes to rally for a third-round TKO over Stefan Struve (28-9 MMA, 12-7 UFC).

Bloodied and battered, Volkov just walked through the strikes of his opponent to land flush with a right and topple Struve. More punches on the floor landed clean as Struve’s tried to cover, and the fight was called to an end with 90 seconds left in the third.

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Nathaniel Wood def. Josh Reed at Cage Warriors 86

After looking all but finished in the first round of his headliner against challenger Josh Reed (7-1), Cage Warriors bantamweight champ Nathaniel Wood (12-3) managed to keep his composure and land the left hand that changed it all.

After a few tentative exchanges, Reed charged forward with a series of haymakers. While somewhat careless, the blows landed – and, with Wood wobbling around the cage, it seemed like a matter of seconds before the referee intervened and the belt switched hands. Wood, however, weathered the storm and saw the opening to land a hard left that set up a dazzling comeback win.

Uriah Hall def. Krzysztof Jotko at UFC Fight Night 116

Uriah Hall (13-8 MMA, 6-6 UFC) has been plagued with inconsistency in his UFC career, sometimes looking unbeatable, other times not so much. Against Krzysztof Jotko (19-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC), he was both.

After taking a massive beating in the first round of the middleweight bout, a devastating straight right landed for Hall and changed the game. He sent Jotko crashing to the canvas and that’s when “Primetime” jumped on top with additional punches to seal the incredible comeback knockout win and snap an ugly three-fight losing skid.

Gregor Gillespie def. Jason Gonzalez at UFC Fight Night 116

Rising lightweight Gregor Gillespie (10-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) kept his career record perfect, but Jason Gonzalez (11-4 MMA, 1-2 UFC) certainly didn’t make it easy on him in barnburner of a bout.

After slugging it out on the feet for a good portion of the fight, Gillespie reverted to his wrestling pedigree as the clock ticked on. Gillespie eventually worked himself into an arm-triangle choke from mount and committed to the squeeze, pressing forward and tightening the hold until Gonzalez was forced to tap in the second round.

Jessica Andrade def. Claudia Gadelha at UFC Fight Night 117

The crucial matchup of UFC women’s strawweight contenders could only result in one winner, and Jessica Andrade (17-6 MMA, 7-5 UFC) was able to get the job done against Claudia Gadelha (15-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) in one of the most highly-praised female bouts in company history.

In a clash of two fighters looking to get another crack at 115-pound champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Andrade took a lopsided unanimous decision victory over fellow Brazilian Gadelha in a blood-and-guts type of battle which will revered for quite some time going forward.

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The Winner: Jessica Andrade vs. Claudia Gadelha

Gadelha only had lost to strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk before her trip to Japan for UFC Fight Night 117. Then Andrade came into her life.

Andrade took a unanimous decision from Gadelha, her fellow Brazilian, with a mostly dominant performance that had both fighters bloody through most of the fight. Andrade won with scores of 30-25, 30-26 and 30-27.

Gadelha got her hands going a minute in. Andrade tried to work her head out of the way, but Gadelha got her strikes through. Andrade tried to lead the charge not long after that with punches, but Gadelha countered wht an elbow. Two minutes in, the two slugged it out, and Gadelha opened a cut on Andrade’s forehead.

With blood pouring from her opponent, Gadelha kept her striking going until Andrade pressed her against the fence. There, Andrade picked Gadelha up for a massive body slam that seemed to take Gadelha by surprise. Gadelha went after a guillotine choke, but couldn’t hold it, and that allowed Andrade to get on top to work ground-and-pound for the final 90 seconds of the round.

After some more slugging early in the second, and a clinch, Gadelha tried to take the fight to the ground – but it was Andrade who again got on top and landed big ground-and-pound with Gadelha against the fence. When Gadelha got back up, Andrade landed heavy knees.

The two went back to standing midway through, then slugged it out again. With both fighters bleeding, Andrade started to pour on the punishment with two minutes left. Gadelha backed up and looked wiped out while Andrade landed low kicks, then punches. Gadelha went after a takedown that was weak to say the least. And Andrade made her pay for it up against the fence, landing a barrage of punches.

With a minute left, they broke apart and traded again, and Gadelha landed a solid counter. But Andrade kept swinging for the finish. She couldn’t get it, and instead tried to pick Gadelha up for a slam. It didn’t come, but what came instead was the need to defend a deep guillotine choke from Andrade for the final 15 seconds of the round.

Andrade easily defended a takedown attempt 30 seconds into the final frame, then ate a knee to the midsection. And seconds later, Andrade easily picked Gadelha up for another massive slam. She quickly went into side control, then worked ground-and-pound. Gadelha recovered to partial guard, but it didn’t keep Andrade’s punishment at bay. Gadelha tried to answer when she got back to full guard, but there wasn’t much there.

With 90 seconds left, Andrade easily passed to side control, then Gadelha gave her back trying to get back to her feet. Gadelha got back to her feet late, but just before the horn Andrade landed another big slam in a near perfect performance.

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