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UFC Fight Night 116: Rockhold vs. Branch (9/16/2017) - Pittsburgh, PA (PPG Paints Arena)


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UFC Fight Night 116: Rockhold vs. Branch
September 16, 2017
Pittsburgh, PA (PPG Paints Arena)

Luke Rockhold (185.5) vs. David Branch (186) - Rockhold, SUB (strikes), R2 (4:05)
Mike Perry (170.5) vs. Alex Reyes (167.5) - Perry, KO (knee), R1 (1:19)
Hector Lombard (186) vs. Anthony Smith (186) - Smith, TKO (punches), R3 (2:33)
Gregor Gillespie (155.5) vs. Jason Gonzalez (156) - Gillespie, SUB (arm triangle choke), R2 (2:11)
Kamaru Usman (169.75) vs. Sérgio Moraes (171) - Usman, KO (punch), R1 (2:48)
Justin Ledet (244.5) vs. Zu Anyanwu (263.5) - Ledet, DEC (split)

Fox Sports 1 Preliminary Card:
Tony Martin (156) vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier (155) - Aubin-Mercier, DEC (split)
Anthony Hamilton (255.75) vs. Daniel Spitz (244) - Spitz, TKO (punches), R1 (0:24)
Krzysztof Jotko (185) vs. Uriah Hall (186) - Hall, KO (punches), R2 (2:25)
Jason Saggo (156) vs. Gilbert Burns (156) - Burns, KO (punch), R2 (4:55)

Event Bonuses ($50,000):
Performance of the Night:  Uriah Hall
Performance of the Night:  Mike Perry
Fight of the Night: Gregor Gillespie vs. Jason Gonzalez

Attendance: 7,005
Gate: $396,191
Rating

Cancelled Bouts:
Justin Ledet vs. Dmitry Sosnovskiy - Sosnovskiy Withdrew From Bout
Mike Perry vs. Thiago Alves - Alves Withdrew From Bout
Luke Sanders vs. Felipe Arantes - Arantes Withdrew Due to Illness

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1 hour ago, TheVileOne said:

Thiago Alves had didn't want to lose-itis.

Alves stayed in Florida with his family during Irma, but he couldn't get a flight out when he was suppose to. Lombard went days ahead of schedule, and it looks like Jotko who was gonna stay originally took an early flight out.

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maybe if Ledet came to fight he might've won. dude jabbed for 15 minutes and looked dejected he didn't get the win.

edit: oh, Ledet did win? my stream glitched for the announcement, but came back on when he was walking back. cruz made it sound like he lost

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I remember reading Bloody Elbow's scouting report on the brightest prospects in MMA a few years back and they gushed about Usman's strength and wrestling ability. He's rounding out his game and welterweights should be scared now.

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Just now, twiztor said:

Usman with a great KO, left Moraes laying with his legs in the air. scary dude!

Usman spun Serginho to the ground as he was going down with that punch. 

Man, if you're a world champion in BJJ, you just gotta concede sometimes that a takedown would be the smart option even against another grappler.

 

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9 minutes ago, TheVileOne said:

So yeah, go ahead and book Usman vs. Dos Anjos and make that your title eliminator fight.  Makes sense.

There is a guy at Combat Club who might get a welterweight title shot soon, but I don't think it will be Usman.

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