HYDEN BLOG: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly from UFC Fight Night:
Nicolau vs. Perez and KnuckleMania 4 Results

By: Frank Hyden, MMATorch Senior Columnist

UF Fight Night: Nicolau vs. Perez was this past weekend and featured
some exciting fights and finishes. Who won and who lost? Let’s get to
the rundown.

UFC Fight Night: Nicolau vs. Perez
GOOD- Uros Medic stops Tim Means
Means goes for an early takedown but can’t get it, settling for a
clinch on the fence. Means fires off some knees but Medic moves back
to the center of the cage. Means follows and leans into a huge
uppercut from Medic that immediately turns off the lights a little over two minutes into the first round. Medic improves to 10-2 while Means drops to 33-16-1 with 1 No Contest. Good win for Medic.

GOOD- David Onama vs. Jonathan Pearce
They exchange some strikes for a while until Pearce gets a takedown.
Onama is right back up, though. Onama bloodies Pearce but Pearce gets
a takedown. They get to their feet and the first round ends. The
second round begins with Onama grabbing a guillotine as Pearce tries
for a takedown. They scramble around and grapple for the rest of the
second round until they get up with seconds to go and Onama lands some
punches. The third round starts with Onama peppering Pearce and stuffing his takedown attempts. Pearce finally gets Onama down but
he’s paid the price for it by absorbing a lot of strikes. Eventually
they stand and trade strikes until the fight ends. We go to the judges
to render their verdict. Onama wins the decision to improve to 12-2 while Pearce drops to 14-6. Good win for Onama.

GOOD- Jhonata Diniz stops Austen Lane
Lane gets an early takedown and does a little ground-and-pound. He’s
making sure to not tire himself out so he’s not doing a ton of damage
and the first round ends. The second round begins with Diniz avoiding
the takedown but gets taken to the fence. Diniz hurts Lane with a hook, who looks exhausted. Diniz starts landing some heavy punches and
knocks Lane out with a left hook. Diniz improves to a perfect 7-0
while Lane drops to 12-5 with 1 No Contest. Good win for Diniz.

GOOD- Ariane Lipski vs. Karine Silva
Silva gets an early takedown and goes to work. Lipski pushes her off a few times but Silva dives back in. That continues until the first
round ends. The second round begins with both women connecting with
leg kicks. Silva gets a takedown and they battle as they look for
submissions and try to defend against their opponent until the second
round ends. The third round starts with Lipski connecting with a lotbof strikes. They clinch a few times and Silva gets a takedown. They’re
up and down as the fight ends. We go to the judges to render their verdict. Silva wins the decision to improve to 18-4 and has won 9 straight fights while Lipski drops to 17-9 and has her 3 fight winning streak snapped. Good win for Silva.

GOOD- Bogdan Guskov stops Ryan Spann
Not a lot going on until Spann goes for a takedown, gets Guskov on the
fence, and knees him in the groin. They restart from the same position and Spann knees Guskov in the groin again. Come on, where’s the point deduction? This time they restart in a neutral position but Spann is
able to get his takedown. Spann threatens a submission but the first round ends. The second round begins with some striking exchanges that
have Spann wobbled. Spann is fighting back but he gets dropped by a
Guskov uppercut. Guskov is hammering Spann out but referee Herb Dean takes his time to jump in and stop the fight a bit over three minutes into the second round for some reason. Not a good night for him.
Guskov improves to 16-3 while Spann drops to 21-10 and has lost 3 straight fights. Good win for Guskov.

GOOD- Alex Perez stops Matheus Nicolau
Not much going on for the first two minutes. Perez is more aggressive
but that’s stretching the definition of the word. Nicolau lands some big counters and the first round ends. The second round begins with a
good striking exchange. Both men land hard leg kicks. Perez lands a strong counter that hurts Nicolau. Perez advances and lands a huge right hook that knocks Nicolau out a bit over two minutes into the second round. That’s a show of good power there. Perez improves to 25-8 and snaps his 3 fight losing streak while Nicolau drops to
19-4-1. Good win for Perez.


Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship held their KnuckleMania 4 event over the weekend as well. They also announced that Conor McGregor
(22-6 MMA, 0-1 Boxing) and his company are now part-owners of the company.

As for the event
Former WBO Interim Light Middleweight Champion Alfredo Angulo (26-8 Boxing, 1-0 Bare Knuckle) beat Jeremiah Riggs (7-8 MMA, 1-3 Bare Knuckle) by KO at 1:07 of Round 1.
Ben Rothwell (39-14 MMA, 3-0 Bare Knuckle, 3-0 Kickboxing) beat Todd Duffee (9-4, 1 No Contest MMA, 0-1 Bare Knuckle) by TKO (injury) at 0:43 of Round 1.
BKFC Heavyweight Champion Mick Terrill (10-1 Bare Knuckle) beat BKFC
Light Heavyweight and BKFC Cruiserweight Champion Lorenzo Hunt (11-2 Bare Knuckle, 3-5 MMA) by TKO (injury) at 1:48 of Round 1.
Mike Perry (5-0 Bare Knuckle, 14-8 MMA, 0-1 Boxing, 1-0 Triad) beat Thiago Alves (2-1 Bare Knuckle, 23-15 MMA) by TKO at 1:00 of Round 1.

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