HYDEN BLOG: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly from UFC Fight Night: Zombie vs. Ige

By: Frank Hyden, MMATorch Senior Columnist

UFC Fight Night: Zombie vs. Ige was last night and it featured some name fighters going at it. Let’s get right to the rundown, then I would like to talk about the new book I wrote that’s just come out.

UFC Fight Night: Zombie vs. Ige
GOOD- Matt Brown stops Dhiego Lima
They traded strikes back and forth in the first round, with neither man truly getting the advantage. That changed in the second round, though, as Brown smashed Lima with a big right hand after about three minutes of similar action as in the first round. Lima dropped to the canvas and it was over. Good win for Brown.

GOOD- Bruno Silva stops Wellington Turman
Silva kept grabbing the fence but he turned out Turman’s lights with some strong strikes. I’m not a fan of the repeated fence-grabbing but good win for Silva.

GOOD- Seungwoo Choi stops Julian Erosa
Choi was throwing heavy leather early and though Erosa tried to fight back, it was too much and Choi knocked him out with a nice combination. Good win for Choi.

GOOD- Davey Grant vs. Marlon Vera
This was a close fight throughout most of it, with Grant getting the advantage in the first round and Vera getting the edge in the second round. This fight had some good grappling, good striking, and good effort from both fighters. Grant had gotten cut in the second round but Vera really opened him in the third round so he was a bloody mess. Vera worked his grappling and brought the fight to Grant and that got him the judges decision victory. Good win for Vera.

GOOD- Aleksei Oleinik vs. Serghei Spivac
This was another close fight, as they split the first two rounds so it came down to the third round. Oleinik got a bad cut in the third round and started bleeding buckets. Spivac did a bit more in that round and that got him the judges decision victory. I imagine the cut played a role in that, as Oleinik was covered in blood. Good win for Spivac.

GOOD- Chan Sung Jung vs. Dan Ige
To be honest, I only thought this fight was okay. It wasn’t bad by any means, but it wasn’t the most exciting of fights. Jung did what he had to do to win, which is smart, but it just felt like he wasn’t fully going for it. Again, he fought smartly, so all respect for that but I just wish he had pushed himself more. At the same time, I’m probably being too hard on this fight. The people I watched the fight with are very casual fans and they didn’t care much for this fight so maybe I’ve been biased by them? Jung won the decision, good win for him.

My book has gone live on Amazon. It’s called Forever Man: The Fight to Save the World. It’s a fiction book about a nearly omnipotent alien who proclaims himself the ruler of Earth and the struggles that follow. The book is part Sci-Fi, part Action Movie, and part Drama. It’s on Kindle Unlimited right now or you can buy it in e-book or paperback form. If you’re interested in it at all, I would greatly appreciate it if you would check it out and leave a review. Preferably a good one lol, but I welcome all reviews as I want to get better as an author.  Here’s the link to my book on Amazon- My Book      Thank you very much, have a good day.

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