Las Vegas, Nevada, hosted UFC Fight Night 188, in the main event of which the third UFC bantamweight, Rob Font, won the loudest victory of his career, dealing with former division champion Cody Garbrandt in a dominant style.
The fight went the entire distance, following the results of five rounds of which the judges, by unanimous decision with a score of 48-47 and 50-45, twice gave the victory to Font, who not only suppressed the opponent with his striking power, but also forced Garbrandt to abandon the idea of turning the fight into a wrestling match, a little it was not the ex-champion’s hand extended to the kimura in the second round.
Also, Font more than twice surpassed Garbrandt in the number of thrown and accurate punches, which generally casts doubt on the professional qualifications of one of the judges, who, judging by the final protocol, saw an equal fight with a winner’s advantage in one round.
In the second most important event of the event, former UFC first flyweight champion Carla Esparza won her fifth straight win with a second round TKO finish Xiaonan Yang, who was on her six-win streak in the UFC and ranked third in the women’s division to 115. pounds.
Among other results of the event, we note the next defeat of Edmen Shahbazyan, who lost by unanimous decision to Jack Hermansson in three rounds, as well as the successful performance of Damir Ismagulov, who won by unanimous decision Rafael Alves.
Early victories were recorded by Ben Rothwell, Bruno Silva and David Dvorak.