UFC on ESPN 49 results: Bueno Silva dealt with Holm, Duraev lost ahead of schedule

UFC on ESPN 49 results: Bueno Silva dealt with Holm, Duraev lost ahead of schedule

No. 10 UFC women’s bantamweight Mayra Bueno Silva entered the fight for the vacant championship belt with a stoppage victory over third-ranked former division champion Holly Holm.

The fight, which led the UFC on ESPN 49 tournament in Las Vegas, ended at the 38th second of the second round after the American tried to move the Brazilian from the clinch near the net and made a mistake, allowing her opponent to choke her with a guillotine in the rack.

In an interview after the fight, Maira Bueno Silva announced her readiness to fight for the vacant UFC championship belt, which was previously vacated by her compatriot Amanda Nunes, who announced her retirement from professional career.

In the second most important event of the event, an unexpectedly difficult victory was won by Australian finisher Jack Della Maddalena, who spent all three rounds under the UFC banner for the first time and defeated organization recruit Bassil Hafez only by a split decision.

Among other results, we note the unsuccessful performance of the Russian middleweight Albert Duraev, who could not oppose anything to the South Korean Yun Yon Pak, having suffered a defeat by rear naked choke 15 seconds before the end of the second round.

Duraev’s compatriot, Victoria Dudakova, on the contrary, made a successful debut in the strongest league in the world, defeating the Brazilian Istela Nunes ahead of schedule, who already at the 34th second of the fight received a serious hand injury during a Russian takedown.

Also, Nazim Sadikhov and Azat Maksum, representing Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan, respectively, were noted for their successful performances. The Azerbaijani lightweight finished with a rear naked choke in the second round of the American Terrence McKinney, and the Kazakh fighter, who made his debut in the UFC flyweight division, won a split decision against the American Tyson Nam.

The author of another early victory was the Argentine lightweight Francisco Prado, who finished by technical knockout in the first round of Ottman Azeitar representing Germany.

All results from UFC on ESPN 49.