UFC Vegas 20: Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Ciryl Gane live results & highlights
UFC Vegas 20: Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Ciryl Gane live results and highlights.
Two men who have taken the heavyweight division by storm over the past couple of years are set to do battle in the main event of UFC Vegas 20, as Jairzinho Rozenstruik will do battle with Ciryl Gane in a contender’s battle.
Rozenstruik ran through Junior Albini, Allen Crowder, Andrei Arlovski and Alistair Overeem in his 2019 rookie campaign before running into the knockout power of Francis Ngannou. Rozenstruik most recently competed at UFC 252, defeating Junior dos Santos.
In his own debut year in 2019, Gane submitted Raphael Pessoa and Don’Tale Mayes before scoring a decision win over Tanner Boser. Gane competed just one time in 2020, scoring his own finish of JDS at UFC 256.
The UFC Vegas 20 main card will also feature a light heavyweight battle between Magomed Ankalaev and Nikita Krylov, as well as a pivotal bantamweight battle between Pedro Munhoz and Jimmie Rivera.
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MAIN CARD (ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET)
Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Ciryl Gane
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Ciryl Gane def. Jairzinho Rozenstruik via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)
Ciryl Gane bests Jairzinho Rozenstruik in lackluster encounter
Magomed Ankalaev vs. Nikita Krylov
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Magomed Ankalaev def. Nikita Krylov via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Magomed Ankalaev defeats Nikita Krylov to extend win streak
I was planning to fight standing up but once he started wrestling with me, I had to change my tactics and I also wrestled. I hope that many people were watching this fight and I’m hoping that they were watching because I was fighting No. 8 in my division and now I’m ready for my next opponent and I’m hoping that UFC would consider to give me a main event, five round fight because I want to see if I can go the distance, if I can go the entire five rounds, just to test myself before the title fights.
Montana De La Rosa vs. Mayra Bueno Silva
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Montana De La Rosa vs. Mayra Bueno Silva declared a majority draw (28-27, 28-28, 28-28)
Pedro Munhoz vs. Jimmie Rivera
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Pedro Munhoz def. Jimmie Rivera via via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Twitter reacts to Pedro Munhoz defeating Jimmie Rivera in wild rematch
Jimmie and I became good friends after the first fight we did a few years ago. He’s a great guy, a tough, tough, tough fighter. For me it was a honor to bring that fight back from the first time and now we are able to display again such a great fight. First one was a great fight, now this one definitely deserves Fight of the Night.
Alex Caceres vs. Kevin Croom
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Alex Caceres def. Kevin Croom via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
Felt great about it, I felt quick on the feet. I felt very relaxed, like I could all the punches coming, all his strikes coming. So I knew that once I started feeling really great on the feet, I knew he was going to notice for that and go for takedowns all day, and we were ready for that. We’ve been practicing, me and my coach and teammates, we’ve been working on just trying to grind me into the cage, grind me into the floor. I know my wrestling and my Jiu-Jitsu got a lot better, so I know he was going to struggle trying to do that to me. This guy, Andy, is like 200 pounds and he can’t even take me down with ease. My coach, Coco, he’s driving me against the wall, he’s 180 on a good day. So I just knew this 145 guy, you know it’s going to be very difficult for anyone else to take me down.
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+, 6 p.m. ET)
Alexander Hernandez vs. Thiago Moises
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Thiago Moises def. Alexander Hernandez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
One of my strengths is my fight IQ, I’m very well rounded fighter, so I can fight everywhere and I can adjust and that’s what I did in the fight. Three wins in a row, three big names, now everyone can see that I’m a threat and I’m one of the best fighters in the world and I’m going to prove that fight after fight.
Alexis Davis vs. Sabina Mazo
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Alexis Davis def. Sabina Mazo via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
I’m always really critical of myself, win or lose, a lot of things I feel like I could do better, but I’m happy, I felt really good, it was just trying to work on stay calm, relax, get my flow. I’m like ok, we’re on the ground, I’m good, I’m happy now, this is where I wanted to be. I felt really comfortable.
Vince Cachero vs. Ronnie Lawrence
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Ronnie Lawrence defeated Vince Cachero via TKO, Round 3, 2:37
When we got on the ground, in certain positions, I could tell I had better Jiu-Jitsu, better pressure. Sometimes you forget you’re a brown belt in Jiu-Jitsu and he just didn’t feel like a brown belt. Or whatever you want to call it, belts are…it’s just an example. When I got on top, hit some shoulder pressure, I was grabbing my under hook, he was actually good about replacing his under hook, but when he didn’t have an under hook, he was gone. I guess I just felt it, it’s time to go.
Maxim Grishin vs. Dustin Jacoby
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Dustin Jacoby def. Maxim Grishin via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
I was just picking it up a little bit more each round, it was hard. Max, again, a very good veteran, a very good athlete. Did a great job of avoiding that kick early on and I felt like I started getting my jab going a little bit more. I was a little hesitant to overcommit. Max is a big guy and missed weight coming in, so I thought that he would have quite a bit more weight on me and he was gonna try to get me against the cage, get me down, so I was a little hesitant pulling the trigger, but again I thought I did enough.
UFC Vegas 20 takes place on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, live from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV. Follow along with FanSided for all your live news and highlights.
Published at Sat, 27 Feb 2021 21:24:23 +0000