The UFC 245 tournament ended in Las Vegas, Nevada. Prosports.kz summarizes the most important results of the last event.
In the main game of the tournament, two irreconcilable rivals met – Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington.
Even before the fight, it was known that the challenger in the person of Covington would actively work in a booth and would rely on his stamina and speed. This happened during the game. Colby worked in one posture and actively acted against Usman's attacks. As for the champion, Kamaru relied heavily on strong and accented punches. Covington does not have the strongest stroke and throws hundreds of strikes during the fight, and this fight was no exception. Colby tried to throw an opponent with a large number of punches and top cuts. But Usman kept moving forward trying to get his game through. Against the third round, Kamaru's punches began to hit Covington, who tried to survive in the third round. After the third round, Colby announced on his corner that he had broken his jaw. In the championship rounds, Usman started to dismantle the opponent in the rack, hitting the right lines. At the end of round five, Kamaru ended the fight with a technical knockout after he released the first defense of his title. As for Colby, the US fighter suffered a second defeat in his career and the first since 2015.
In the Co-Main Match, the former featherweight champion (66 kg) Max Holloway met Alexander Volkanovsky. The fight continued every five rounds and ended with the victory of Alexander by the decision of the judges. The main weapon of Volkanovsky was the duars of the Lowkies, with which the fighter struck the opponent's legs. This forced Max to slow down the fight and slow down the octagon that Alexander took in the later rounds. Most likely there will be a rematch between the fighters in the spring of next year, as Holloway successfully defended three times before the defeat and also scored 13 wins in a row in featherweight.
Should Holloway lose the title, then Amanda Nunez, the winner in two weight classes, successfully defended her light belt (62 kg). For the second time in her career, Nunez met the former featherweight world champion (66 kg) Germaine de Randamy in Las Vegas. If the first game ended prematurely in favor of Nunez, the fight lasted every five rounds this time and ended after the judges' decision in favor of Amanda.
A close fight in the bantamweight title was given by Marlon Moraes and the former featherweight champion Jose Aldo. After the result of three rounds, Moraes Victoria celebrated by a separate judge decision. Despite Marlon's victory, champion Henry Sehudo said he wanted to fight Aldo in the next fight.
The Russian fighter Pyotr Yan, who defeated Juraj Feiber, showed a convincing performance on the main map. The fight ended in the third round when 26-year-old Jan Faber defeated with a hard headbutt.
So the fighter from Omsk won the sixth victory in the UFC in a year and a half. Maybe Yang will fight Sehudo in the next game or fight for the status of the main candidate.