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UFC Vegas 7 Recap and Future Predictions

The UFC is back in the Apex Center for UFC Vegas 7! We were here last week when we saw Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic fight for the 3rd and final time at UFC 252. This was an exciting card from beginning to end with amazing finishes both at the beginning and at the end of the main card. Let’s get into the fights!

Results

  • Frankie Edgar Defeated Pedro Munhoz via Split Decision
  • Mike Rodriguez Finished Marcin Prachnio via Knockout
  • Joe Solecki Finished Austin Hubbard via Submission
  • Shana Dobson Finished Mariya Agapova via TKO
  • Daniel Rodriguez Finished Dwight Grant via Knockout

Daniel Rodriguez and Dwight Grant kick off Main Card with an exciting bout

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – AUGUST 22: (R-L) Daniel Rodriguez punches Dwight Grant in their welterweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on August 22, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Although Daniel Rodriguez got the KO win it was actually Dwight Grant who came out of the corner as the aggressor. Grant came out looking to finish Rodriguez and actually hurt Rodriguez badly however he recovered. Rodriguez was able to return the favor shortly after but he was able to finish Grant. This extends Rodriguez’s winning streak to 9 and ends Grant’s streak of 2. What’s next for Rodriguez?

  • Daniel Rodriguez
    • Mike Perry

Shana Dobson’s gas tank beats Mariya Agapova’s skill

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – AUGUST 22: Shana Dobson punches Mariya Agapova of Kazakhstan in their flyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on August 22, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Once again like the first bout Shana Dobson had a comeback to get the TKO win over Mariya Agapova. Although, it wasn’t an exciting back and forth in the first round it was still a back and forth battle with Agapova gaining the upper hand. However, she wasted all her energy within the 1st and started to fade in the 2nd round. All it took was a scramble for Dobson to get in a dominant position. She then bombarded Agapova with strikes until she got the TKO win. This win ends Dobson’s 3 fight skid and ends Agapova’s 3 fight win streak. What’s next for Dobson?

  • Shana Dobson
    • Mizuki Inoue

Joe Solecki submits Austin Hubbard with standing RNC

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – AUGUST 22: (R-L) Austin Hubbard punches Joe Solecki in their lightweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on August 22, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Although this bout was scheduled 2 months prior this bout still gave us an exciting finish. Joe Solecki showed that he is not only a dangerous grappler his boxing is also dangerous as well. Although, his boxing showed that he’s dangerous on the feet as well. He was able to land clean shots which led to Hubbard looking for a different method of attack, which led to the clinch. From the clinch, Solecki was able to take his back and sink in the choke while vying for control. This win extends Solecki’s win streak to 5. What’s next for Solecki?

  • Joe Solecki
    • Luis Pena

Mike Rodriguez finishes Marcin Prachnio in devastating fashion

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – AUGUST 22: (R-L) Mike Rodriguez elbows Marcin Prachnio of Poland in their light heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on August 22, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Although this bout was methodical the finish was anything but. Much like the earlier bouts Marcin Parchnio was the aggressor and was able to work Mike Rodriguez’s range while stinging Rodriguez with heavy leg kicks. However, Rodriguez clinched up with Parachnio and started to punish him from within the clinch. Rodriguez pelted Prachnio with heavy knees to the body which led to Rodriguez dropping Prachnio with a heavy right elbow which led to the finish from a single punch after Prachnio fell to the mat. This extends Prachnio’s losing streak to three. What’s next for the Light Heavyweights?

  • Mike Rodriguez
    • Klidson Abreu
  • Marcin Parachnio
    • Possible Cut

Frankie Edgar answers whether or not He should stay at 135

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – AUGUST 22: (L-R) Frankie Edgar punches Pedro Munhoz of Brazil in their bantamweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on August 22, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

This fight marked Frankie Edgar’s debut into the bantamweight division and none other than Pedro Munhoz welcomed Edgar. However, the question that needed to be answered was answered by none other than “The Answer” himself. The bout was a back and forth war from the get-go with Edgar appearing to be able to land solid combinations then maneuvering out of harm’s way as Munhoz loaded up a Powershot while stinging Edgar’s leg with leg kicks. The remainder of the bout followed the same pattern. Edgar was able to circle around Munhoz and even took Munhoz down in the 2nd. In rounds, 3-5 Munhoz was still eager to headhunt Edgar with heavy shots as Edgar responded back with slick movement and fast combinations. This bout was close and a difficult bout to judge as Edgar got the Split Decision win with the judges scoring the bout 48-47 x 2 and 46-49. This win ended Edgars’ 2 fight losing streak and extended the losing streak of Munhoz to 2. What’s next for the Bantamweights?

  • Frankie Edgar
    • Chito Vera
  • Pedro Munhoz
    • Rapael Assuncao

Up Next!

Next week we are back in the Apex Center for UFC Vegas 8 where we have light heavyweights Anthony Smith and Aleksander Rakic heading the card! They are joined by welterweights Robbie Lawler and Neil Magny!


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