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Fury FC 53: Major Takeaways

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Fury FC 53 went down on Sunday, November 14th. The MMA event transpired at Western National Complex in Denver, Colorado, and was broadcast on UFC Fight Pass.

Dana White was present for the filming of Lookin’ For A Fight. Matt Serra and Din Thomas joined White for the best vantage point possible for these firey prizefights.

In the latest installment of this series, here are my Fury FC 53: Major Takeaways.

Fury FC 53: Major Takeaways

A New Champion Cemented at 155lbs

The FFC Lightweight world championship was on the line and the newly minted champion also jettisoned towards a UFC contract.

These two combatants looked very evenly matched on paper heading in but the story of the fight unfurled in a way that did not reflect that. Trey Ogden showcased a comprehensive skillset where he was able to take the fight exactly where he wanted it to go.

He choked JJ Okanovich unconscious in the second stanza with an arm triangle to cap off the night.

Ugly Joe KO

After Holmes endured a brutal shot to the cup area, he put out Jhonoven Pati’s lights soon thereafter. Sharp punches that ended the proceedings two minutes and twenty-seven seconds into the first frame.

The aforementioned Trey Ogden, as well as Joseph Holmes, was signed by the UFC after their respective wins. Which their manager Jason House revealed on Instagram.

Tokkos submission

Though it ended up being a sub-four-minute fight, George Tokkos displayed what looked to be a fairly wide range of tools.

The submission victory over Clayton York came with a D’Arce choke. Tokkos advanced to 6-2 with the win while conversely, York was bumped down to 5-2.

The London, England-based warrior has been honing his craft at Sanford MMA and the elite-level world-class work is seemingly paying dividends.

He showed out big fairly early on in the main card of a UFC Fight Pass broadcast. I think if this performance quality is any broader indicator, we’ll be seeing a lot more of Tuco Tokkos in the future.

What was your major takeaway from Fury FC 53? Leave it down in the comments below!


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