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UFC Vegas 11 Recap and Future Predictions

The UFC is back in the Apex Center for a final time for UFC Vegas 11! This is the final card for a while at the Apex Center as we are headed to Fight Island Next week!

Results

  • Colby Covington finished Tyron Woodley via TKO
  • Donald Cerrone and Niko Price declared majority draw
  • Khamzat Chimaev finished Gerald Meerschaert via knockout
  • Johnny Walker finished Ryan Spann via TKO
  • Mackenzie Dern finished Randa Markos via submission
  • Kevin Holland defeated Darren Stewart via split decision

Kevin Holland beats Darren Stewart after back and forth war

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 19: (R-L) Kevin Holland punches Darren Stewart of England in their middleweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on September 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

The main card of UFC Vegas 11 was stacked and both Kevin Holland and Darren Stewart knew they had to put on a show. Unsurprisingly, They did just that. From the get-go, both Holland and Stewart looked for a finish in a back and forth battle in just barely the first with both trading blow for blow with Stewart stunning Holland with a hard shot. The second round followed suit, another back and forth battle with Holland gaining the upper hand at the end of the second with a flurry of knees before the round ended. However, for Stewart, it wasn’t until the third round where he saw momentum sway in his favor as he managed to takedown Holland and land some good Ground and Pound. The judges scored the bout 29-28 x 2 28-29 in favor of Holland giving him his third straight win. Who’s next for the ‘Trailblazer’?

  • Kevin Holland
    • Brad Tavares (Khamzat if Maia drops out)

Mackenzie Dern Submits Randa Markos

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 19: (R-L) Mackenzie Dern secures an arm bar submission against Randa Markos of Iraq in their strawweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on September 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Mackenzie Dern continues to show why she is a force to be reckoned with on the mat as this is her second consecutive submission win. At the beginning of the round, Markos came out looking to command the pace and Dern tried to keep up but slipped while throwing a kick in response and fell as a result. Markos then followed her to the mat, and Dern showed her high-level jiu-jitsu as she went to work. Eventually, Dern took top control. It was from top position where Dern broke down Markos and submitted her within the first. What’s next for Dern?

  • Mackenzie Dern
    • Michelle Waterson

Wild fight sees Johnny Walker back in the Win Column

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 19: Johnny Walker of Brazil reacts after his TKO victory over Ryan Spann in their light heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on September 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

This fight lasted around 2 minutes and was still more exciting than the entirety of the main event bout. From the get-go, Spann looked to take control as he got a takedown, almost instantaneously and rained down heavy ground and pound. However, Walker soon scrambled free. Then, BAM They both thew punches that both landed and stunned both fighters with Spann recovering quicker as Walker hit the floor and Spann went on the offensive. However but Walker recovered and stuffed the takedown attempt from Spann as he rained elbows to get the TKO win. This win breaks Walker’s 2 loss streak and Spann’s 8 win streak. What’s next for Walker?

  • Johnny Walker
    • Paul Craig

Khamzat Chimaev drops Gerald Meerschaert in 17 seconds

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 19: (R-L) Khamzat Chimaev of Chechnya punches Gerald Meerschaert in their middleweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on September 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

One punch. 17 seconds. That’s all Khamzat Chimaev needed to finish Gerald Meerschaert as he walked him down and knocked him out with one singular punch. This is Chimaev’s 9th straight win and Meerschaert’s 2nd straight loss.

  • Khamzat Chimaev
    • Demian Maia

Cowboy Cerrone and Niko Price get a draw due to Eyepokes

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 19: Donald Cerrone (L) and Niko Price (R) battle to a draw in their welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on September 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

In the Co-Main event bout, we had Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone and Niko ‘The Hybrid” Price, and man did this bout start at a fast pace. Landing a barrage of different strikes within the first half of the first round stunning Cerrone in some cases. However, trouble was close for Price and Cerrone. Two eye pokes left Price with a point infraction and Cowboy with blurred vision. By the second round, Cerrone was back in the fight and ready to strike with a tired Price. But the third round saw an eye poke from both fighters with Cerrone almost getting on Price’s back to sink in a choke. The judges scored the bout a majority draw 29-27 (Cerrone), 28-28 x 2. What’s next for the fighters?

  • Cowboy Cerrone
    • Rematch with Price
  • Niko Price
    • Rematch with Cerrone

Colby Covington routs Tyron Woodley, wins on injury TKO

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 19: (R-L) Colby Covington punches Tyron Woodley in their welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on September 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

This fight was all Colby Covington from the get go. His cardio, wrestling and his striking as he was able to easily negate the offense of Tyron. Each round was a winning round for Covington as his Cardio, wrestling and his striking was too much. The finish came from a freak rib injury as Colby slipped out of a guillotine early in the fifth and final round. This is Woodley’s third straight loss. What’s next for the welterweights?

  • Colby Covington
    • Leon Edwards
  • Tyron Woodley
    • Retirement

Up Next!

Next week we are headed to Fight Island where we have 2 title fights! Undefeated Middleweights Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa face off in the main event for the middleweight championship! In the Co-Main bout we have Light Heavyweights Dominick Reyes and Jan Błachowicz face off for the vacant Light Heavyweight title!


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