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UFC MANILA: RESULTS

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Fight #1: Nolan Ticman vs. Yao Zhikui def. Nolan Ticman 29-28, 28-29, 29-28 (split decision)

Fight #2: Jon Delos Reyes vs. Roldan Sangcha-an

JDR enters the Octagon first at 7:301pm to the rap song ‘Energy’ by Drake. Lloyd Cubacub and Sonny Chargualaf in his corner. Greg Clemons is the referee.

1st round bell starts at 7:35 pm. Roldan attacks first before JDR takes control in the clinch, Roldan with a solid uppercut before taking down JDR. JDR eats a couple of elbows from the ground and a hard overhand right before JDR transitions to the top. JDR takes his back  goes for the choke at 2:48 but cant sustain. JDR almost has the armbar but Roldan pulls out. Both stand up and exchange knees with under two minutes. JDR foot stomps on the cage. Roldan takes top position switches with :40. JDR works the body from top position and a big uppercut. Both with big exchanges. Tight first round and very entertaining. Could’ve gone either way.

2nd round: Both with massive exchanges with fists and knees almost simultaneously. Lots of blood…it’s an all out brawl. Both are giving and taking from standup. More fists flying. JDR is cut bad over his right eye. JDR drops Roldan with a hard right and punishes Roldan with vicious ground and pound. Referee stops fight to check the cut on JDR with about under two minutes left. Referee continues with JDR on top. JDR goes for the choke and stretches Roldan, hands pulling hard, tries the other arm, the fans are going nut and Roldan taps at 7:46 pm. What a finish! What a fight! 3:13 of the 2nd round.

“I had a bumpy road last year and fought two good veterans. Coming from Guam, we just like to scrap,” an exhausted JDR said in the Octagon.

Fight #3: Ning Guangyou def. Royston Wee via TKO late in the second round

Fight #4: Li Jingliang def. Dhiego Lima via TKO in the first round

Fight #5: Kajan Johnson def. Zhang Lipeng by unanimous decision

Fight #6: Tae Hyun Bang vs. Jon Tuck

Tuck walks out to ‘Jump Around’ by House of Pain with his jiu jitsu gi at 9:34 pm local. No gold hair this time for the Super Saiyan. Big John Calvo, Vince Salvador and Rob Wusstig in his corner. Awaiting the Korean Cowboy to enter – Ready to Bang! Tuck gets a big ovation in the Buffer introduction from the Guam crowd. Steve Percival is the referee.

1st round: Tuck high kick then a mid kick. Bang with a huge right over hand. Tuck with a high kick, Nice left by Tuck., TUck with the easy takedown against the cage. Bang stands up. Tuck has him against the cage and knees inside. Both release. Tuck witrh a huge left. Bang attacks with a jab. Tuck with a big high kick. Bang hard to the body. Tuck nails him with a right and a left that floors. Tuck pounds him from both sides, gets his back and drops a deep sleeper from behind to end it quickly. Big win for Tuck at 9:42 pm local 3:59 by rear-naked choked

“I just wanted to display Super Saiyan Level II tonight,” Tuck said in the Octagon. “I know I’m a top 10-level. I just need to keep fighting and then get that one shot at the title.”

Fight #7: Levan Makashvili def. Mark Eddiva by split decision 30-27, 28-29, 29-28

Fight #8: Phillipe Nover def. Yui Chul Nam by split decision 29-28, 28-29, 29-28

Fight #9: Neil Magney def. Hyun Gyu Lim (former PXC welterweight champion) TKO 2nd round

Fight #10: Mark Munoz def. Luke Barnatt in an inspiring retirement fight for the Filipino Wrecking Machine. 29-28, 30-27, 30-27

Fight #11: Gegard Mousasi def. Costas Philippou by unanimous decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-27

Fight #12: Frankie Edgar def. Urijah Faber by unanimous decision 50-45, 50-45, 50-45

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