UFC on ESPN 42 results: Thompson and dos Anjos win early

UFC on ESPN 42 results: Thompson and dos Anjos win early

Taking on a striker, former UFC welterweight title contender Steven Thompson scored a landslide victory by knocking out Kevin Holland in the main event of UFC on ESPN 42.

The first two rounds were held in an equal fight, but in the third five-minute period, Wonderboy picked up the pace and began to gain an advantage, while his opponent, on the contrary, noticeably slowed down.

Returning to the corner, Holland made it clear that he had problems with his right hand, which he actually stopped using in the fourth round, as a result of which the fight became one-sided. Closer to the break, Thompson knocked down the opponent with a left hand, but could not finish him, and at half-time, Holland’s corner decided to stop the fight, which turned into a beating.

In a post-match interview, 39-year-old Stephen Thompson promised fans that they would see the best version of him, and Kevin Holland, 30, said that he had problems with his hand already in the first round.

In the second-highest event of the event, former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos made a successful return to the welterweight division with a second-round submission victory over Brian Barberena. After the fight, the Brazilian said that he wants to complete the unfinished business and share the octagon with Conor McGregor.

Among other results, we note another early victory of the Russian heavyweight Sergey Pavlovich, who knocked out the Australian Tai Tuivasa already in the 54th second of the match, as well as the successful performance of the Georgian middleweight Roman Dolidze, who finished by technical knockout in the second round of Jack Hermansson and challenged Khamzat Chimaev.

Organization veteran Clay Guida continued to win, winning a split decision over Scott Holtzman to set the record for the most wins in the UFC.

Early victories were won by Matheus Nikolaou, Eric Anders, Phil Rowe, Francis Marshall and Yazmin Jauregi.

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Source: https://fighttime.ru/news/item/30174-rezultaty-ufc-on-espn-42-tompson-i-dos-anos-pobezhdayut-dosrochno.html?rand=19907