Brazilian heavyweight Augusto Sakai, who suffered his first UFC loss in a fight against Alistair Overeem last weekend, spoke about the hard work he had to transfer the fight with the Dutchman to the fifth round.
“In the second round, I got hit by a knee that broke two of my ribs. When he moved me down, he hit me with his elbow, and broke two more ribs, ” the Brazilian was quoted as saying by Ag Fight. “So I can say that I was left without four ribs. It bothered me a lot. I couldn’t defend against takedowns and I couldn’t show my JIU-jitsu. I was no longer able to defend themselves»
“I give him credit. He used his experience against me, but I expected it. I’m not trying to make excuses, but the pain in my ribs has become a big problem for me. But even in this situation, I endured to the last”
Recall that the fight between Alistair Overeem and Augusto Sakai, which became the main event of the UFC Fight Night 176 tournament in Las Vegas, ended at the 26th second of the fifth round with a victory for the Dutchman by technical knockout.
A decision was made on the fight between Eduard Vartanyan and Mukhamed Kokov
The ACA athletic Commission held an online meeting where it made a final decision on the match between Eduard Vartanyan and Mukhamedov Kokov, which took place on September 5 at the ACA 110 tournament in Moscow.
As a result of the meeting, the Commission, consisting of five international expert judges headed by American herb Dean, reviewed the fight, and also conducted a detailed analysis of the fight and the judges ‘ ratings.
During the meeting, it was noted that the fight was close and difficult for the judges, however, according to the current unified rules of MMA, the minimum advantage was on the side of Vartanyan.
As a result, the ACA athletic Commission recognized the verdict of the judges, according to which Eduard Vartanyan was recognized as the winner, and left the result of the match in force.
Recall that the reason for the meeting of the Commission was the statement of the head of the League mayrbek Khasiev, who immediately after the match criticized the referee’s decision and promised to declare the fight invalid.