The outcome here is going to be quite intriguing, but I'm guessing Alexander Gustafsson gets the winner regardless.
Arce controlled a fairly ho hum second round with punches for a 10-9 where Ige was going for takedowns but not getting them.
It was complete filler and something you'd expect to see on the Fight Pass prelims of an FS1 show.
No big surprise but the crowd was pretty big into Bochniak's intro.Francis punched his ticket to the big dance by destroying everything in his path, including knocking out top contenders such as Alistair Overeem, who was the recipient of the uppercut from hell at UFC 218.Alexandre Pantoja 11, 18-3, 2-1 UFC) by ud (29-28x3).A huge second round propelled Font to a big win to open up the show.Still, he got a 10-9 on my card as he the aggressor over a waning Bessette.Stipe hasnt stepped foot inside the cage since May after a contract dispute with the promotion forced him to the sidelines.Ok, now we can believe.There's a significant Brazilian presence here and they were chanting loudly during that first round.Villante was better standing and really hit a few good shots in the second round, but that's all you need to know about this.Dan Ige (8-2, 0-1 UFC) by ud (30-27x2, 29-28).Just when Ngannou tagged Miocic, the champion smartly took him down to negate the damage.
UFC 220 is all set to go down on Saturday Jan.
Sabah Homasi (11-8, 0-3 UFC) by first round knockout (3:47).Both guys were exhausted, but Miocic was slightly fresher.What is a surprise is so many people are here already, a good sign for a loud and rowdy crowd tonight.Gian Villante (16-9, 6-6 UFC) def.UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier (20-1 1 NC, 9-1 1 NC UFC) def.Ngannou couldn't get up, his strength completely sapped.He was emotional in his promo and was happy that he won what he considered a vacant title.Francimar Barroso (19-7 1 NC, 4-4 1 NC UFC) by split decision (30-27 Villante x2, 29-28 Barroso).Miocic is looking to defend his title for the third time in Bean Town when he faces promo visseuse black et decker cdg28 concours off against his stiffest test to date, Francis Ngannou, in UFCs first mega event of 2018.
As the kids say, he was over here tonight despite never having fought here before.