UFC Fight Island 4 final results: Holly Holm thrashes Irene Aldana
The UFC Struggle Island 4 primary celebration was a masterful overall performance by Holly Holm, who wishes to get a different title shot. With the variety of effectiveness she had in defeating Irene Aldana, she should not be also much off observe.
Each staying stable strikers, it took a whilst for either girl to obtain her groove as the battle got underway. Holm was the initial to land any big photographs, sticking her double-left hand on a number of instances. Aldana countered on celebration, but it was Holm executing far more of the problems and routinely finishing the mixture with a kick.
Circling absent from Aldana, Holm landed some strong facet kicks to the midsection ahead of briefly getting Aldana to the canvas. Aldana bounced back again to her toes, but Holm stayed on her and took her down a next time right before the round ended.
Aldana opened with a solid kick and a correct hand counter in round two, but Holm ongoing her combinations, which kept Aldana on the defensive and at a deficit.
Aldana started out to search a little bit bewildered by the middle of the next frame. Holm held circling absent and then diving in with her blistering punch combos and sticking her with the sidekick.
Late in the spherical, Holm threw a leaping punch to set up a clinch and took Aldana to the canvas yet again. Holm could not move guard, so she dropped a few punches on Aldana just before returning the struggle to standing. She then continued blistering Aldana with mixtures and that horrible sidekick.
Holm got heading immediately in the third body, continuing to pepper Aldana with punch combinations and sidekicks. But Aldana at last began to transfer forward more and assault. Just as she seemed to acquire some momentum, Holm clinched and tripped her to the floor.
Functioning from aspect control, Holm moved to complete mount. Aldana experimented with to buck her off, but Holm postured up and dropped numerous punches and elbows. Aldana ultimately knocked her from mount, but Holm hit her a few much more moments just before the fight returned to the feet.
It was an vital moment for Aldana to endure that awful position on the ground, but it was not ample to flip the battle all around. She utilized to it to carry on urgent ahead when they returned to their ft, but she nonetheless had hassle obtaining by to the former champion to do any injury.
Recognizing she wanted to do a thing to change the trajectory of the fight, Aldana held urgent forward in round four, but Holm stuck her with the jab… and then the sidekick… and then the right hand.
Just about every time Aldana pressed and landed a strong punch, she ate two, 3, four strikes from Holm.
Aldana moved forward once again, and once more Holm took her to the canvas. They did not stay there extended, but it was apparent Holm was bringing the fight back to exactly where she desired it. That currently being exactly where she could proceed sticking Aldana with punches and kicks, simply just outgunning her.
However Holm’s nose trickled blood as the remaining frame commenced, she stored up her frenetic tempo, sliding absent from Aldana and then popping her with the jab and sidekick. Aldana saved chasing, stored seeking to land something, anything at all, but she couldn’t handle Holm’s speed and output.
Holm retained sticking her and landed yet another takedown with about a minute remaining in the struggle. Aldana scrambled to her toes, but ate a kick to the encounter as she regained her footing. Holm smelled blood and caught Aldana with various more punches, yelling as she attacked, blitzing Aldana until eventually the last horn.
Even though she seemed as sharp as ever in victory, Holm insisted she even now has substantially to learn and declined to connect with out her next opponent.
“There’s some factors I need to master definitely, but I often like to say I like to find out from my wins, not from my losses,” Holm stated in the middle of the Octagon.
“When I arrived above the MMA, I did not occur to be a boxer in an Octagon. I came to be a mixed martial artist and it is taken time. I didn’t start off any grappling until finally like 4 months before my first struggle in MMA. So I’m continue to really eco-friendly and continue to understanding. So I just want to set it all alongside one another.”
Carlos Felipe can take the nod in a slugfest that does not quite deliver
Carlos Felipe had been gunning for a knockout, but experienced to settle for a determination victory around Yorgan de Castro in the night’s co-most important function.
de Castro began by chopping absent at Felipe’s lead leg. Felipe was swinging for the fences, but eventually settled in and landed some leg kicks of his possess, which then set up his fingers to higher have an affect on. de Castro trapped to his leg attack, but Felipe landed some significant punch combos in advance of the round arrived to a near.
Spherical two started with a robust de Castro punch mix, but Felipe stormed again with a blistering appropriate hand to the head followed by a strong entire body shot.
Relocating to the center of the Octagon, both gentlemen opened up with their punches, crushing every single other with big punches, but neither backing down. de Castro clinched and pressed Felipe to the fence, but had the situation taken away for grabbing the fence.
Battling in the centre of the cage, Felipe did a fantastic job mixing body work into his punch combinations instead of basically swinging for de Castro’s head.
de Castro continued his kicking assault, but got put on the fence. Felipe, identical to de Castro previously in the spherical, shed the gain soon after the referee divided them mainly because he experienced his fingers in the cage.
Felipe opened the final body with a blitz of punches, hunting to overwhelm his opponent, but in some way de Castro weathered the storm.
He place Felipe on the fence various occasions, but did not keep on being active plenty of and was regularly restarted in the middle of the cage by the referee. But Felipe could do very little to cease the clinch, as time ran out without the need of both person in a position to finish the struggle.
Felipe could do tiny in the ultimate frame, but the judges observed match to award him for his aggression. He gained a unanimous nod to get his very first victory in the Octagon.
Germaine de Randamie additional than a striker, as she submits Julianna Pena
In a further pivotal bantamweight bout, Germaine de Randamie submitted Julianna Pena, proving that she is a far more comprehensive fighter than her 10-time Muay Thai entire world champion credentials could possibly advise.
de Randamie landed a appropriate hand that despatched Pena to the canvas early in spherical just one. Pena acquired up swiftly, but was on wobbly legs as she experimented with to combat her way out of issues. de Randamie, however, saved finding her aside with a stiff jab that retained location up the suitable hand.
Pena caught a de Randamie kick late in the spherical, but it took her until the last few of seconds to land the takedown, leaving her with no time to do any harm.
Pena stormed de Randamie in round two, immediately landing a huge still left hand. She then clinched and pressed de Randamie into the fence. In contrast to spherical 1, Pena tripped de Randamie to the canvas with plenty of time on the clock in the second frame.
From inside de Randamie’s guard, Pena softened her up with punches and hammerfists before passing to side control and approximately landing a choke. de Randamie reversed to leading place where by she secured a Von Flue choke, but couldn’t finish it ahead of the horn.
Pena again blitzed de Randamie, landing a head kick and some significant punches that wobbled her opponent. de Randamie applied her placing prowess to get back again in the combat, but Pena yet again pressed her to the fence. Pena altered concentrations to shoot a double-leg takedown, but obtained caught in a limited guillotine choke that immediately put out the lights.
Broadly know for her striking, de Randamie claimed right before the battle that she needed to turn into a lot more of a comprehensive MMA fighter. She absolutely showed strides in that route with the submission of Pena, who was commonly regarded as the far better grappler in the pairing.
“I’m continue to the number 1. It does not subject what happens tonight (in the Holm vs. Aldana combat), that winner has to confront me ahead of they encounter Amanda Nunes. I’m the No. 1 contender,” de Randamie stated pursuing the victory.
“Let Amanda Nunes get pleasure from her relatives. You have obtained to confront me.”
Carlos Condit defeats Court docket McGee, snaps 5-12 months, 5-combat skid
It took Carlos Condit extra than five yrs, but he at last got again in the acquire column at UFC Battle Island 4. The former interim UFC welterweight champion conquer Court McGee to the punch all through their featured preliminary bout, earning a unanimous nod from the judges.
Condit’s previous most latest victory was a TKO stoppage of Thiago Alves in Could of 2015.
“I really like this. I really like what I do, earn or shed. I’m a competitor. I occur below to display up and get my hand raised,” Condit reported after the combat.
“It’s been a though due to the fact I have got my hand lifted. It feels amazing.”
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UFC Fight Island 4: Holm vs. Aldana outcomes
UFC Fight Island 4 Primary Card (10:30 p.m. ET on ESPN and ESPN+)
Holly Holm def. Irene Aldana by unanimous decision (50-44, 50-45, 50-45)Carlos Felipe def. Yorgan De Castro by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)Germaine de Randamie def. Julianna Pena by complex submission (guillotine choke) at 3:25, R3Kyler Phillips def. Cameron Else by TKO (punches and elbows) at :44, R2Dusko Todorovic def. Dequan Townsend by TKO (punches) at 3:15, R2
UFC Struggle Island 4 Preliminary Card (7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN+)
Carlos Condit def. Court McGee by unanimous final decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)Charles Jourdain vs. Joshua Culibao principles a break up draw (30-27, 28-29, 28-28)Nassourdine Imavov def. Jordan Williams by unanimous conclusion (29-27, 29-27, 29-28)Loma Lookboonmee def. Jinh Yu Frey by unanimous determination (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)Casey Kenney def. Alateng Heili by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-26, 30-27)Luigi Vendramini def. Jessin Ayari by TKO (head kick and punches) at 1:12, R1