Pablo Diablo’s Five Round Review 7-10-16

Boy do we have a lot to go over...

Let's kick things off with UFC Fight Night 90, the first of three UFC events this past week. Lightweight Joseph Duffy choked out Mitch Clarke with a rear naked choke at just :25 of round 1. Welterweight Alan Jouban defeated Belal Muhammad by unanimous decision. Despite knocking out his opponents tooth, Heavyweight Derrick Lewis only won a split decision against Roy "Big Country" Nelson. And in the main event, Lightweight Eddie Alvarez became the first fighter ever to hold a belt in Bellator and the UFC by defeating Rafael dos Anjos via TKO at 3:49 of round 1.

Two titles were up for grabs in the most overlooked fight card of the weekend. Cage Warriors 77 in London, England saw Chris Fishgold claim the vacant Lightweight strap with a rear naked choke of opponent Adam Boussif at 1:33 of round 1. Jack Marshman won the vacant Middleweight belt when he dispatched of Christopher Jacquelin via TKO at 4:58 of round 1.

At The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale - the second of three UFC events - former Bellator Lightweight champion Will Brooks made a successful debut with a unanimous decision over Ross Pearson. Tatiana Suarez won the TUF Women's Strawweight tournament in impressive fashion when she sunk in a D'arce choke on Amanda Cooper at 3:23 of round 1. The TUF Light Heavyweight tournament was won by Andrew Sanchez when he completely dominated Khalil Rountree for three rounds. Sanchez won by unanimous decision. Joanna Jedrzejczyk came back from a slow start to out strike Claudia Gadelha. Jedrzejczyk won by unanimous decision to retain her Strawweight belt.

Finally, UFC 200. Kicking off the main card, Heavyweight Cain Velasquez took out Travis Browne via TKO at 4:57 of round 1. Jose Aldo rebounded from his loss to Conor McGregor by claiming the vacant Featherweight title against Frankie Edgar. He did so by unanimous decision. Daniel Cormier defeated late replacement Anderson Silva by unanimous decision in a Light Heavyweight non title bout. Heavyweight Brock Lesnar returned to MMA after five years. Lesnar won a unanimous decision against Mark Hunt. In the main event, Amanda Nunes snatched the Women's Bantamweight title from Miesha Tate by utilizing pinpoint striking and her ground skills. Nunes won via rear naked choke at 3:16 of round 1.

Former Heavyweight champion Frank Mir has requested release from the UFC.

Michael Bisping will look to defend his Middleweight belt in a rematch against MMA legend Dan Henderson.

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