UFC Vegas 32 Prelims are here. The UFC returns to the Apex for the 32nd time. It is headlined by a highly-anticipated fight between number 2 ranked bantamweight Cory Sandhagen and former two-time bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw. Dillashaw is returning to the UFC after more than 2 and a half years, following a ban since he tested positive for banned substance EPO.
However, before that, we had the prelims that kicked things off. Here are the results from the UFC Vegas 32: Cory Sandhagen vs TJ Dillashaw prelims.
Women’s Strawweight: Diana Belbita vs Hannah Goldy
Immediate action from both the fighters. Goldy connected with several high kicks. The action shifted to the cage. Outside leg kicks from Goldy. Belbita then scored a knockdown. With a flurry of punches, she tried to finish Goldy, but was taken down in the process. Belbita kept connecting Goldy with her right hand. Another right hand from Belbita towards the end of the round. 10-9 Belbita
The round began with both the women going toe to toe. Combo from Goldy. Another right hand from Belbita, continuing her trend from the first round. Leg kicks from Belbita returned by Goldy. Huge high kick from Goldy towards the end of the round. 10-9
Massive right hand from Goldy. She kept connecting partly with a few one-twos. High kick from Belbita. Belbita once again connected with a strong right hand almost knocking down Goldy. However, Goldy weathered the storm by taking the action to the cage, with a takedown attempt. Huge takedown from Goldy at the very end of the fight and she followed it up with some massive elbows. Belbita was saved by the bell. 10-9
Result: Diana Belbita def. Hannah Goldy via. unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)
Women’s Flyweight: Sijara Eubanks vs Elise Reed
Pressure from Eubanks straight away. She scored a takedown and began her domination just one minute into the first round. After four minutes of domination on the ground, Eubanks destroyed a grounded Reed with a barrage of punches. Incredible win.
Result: Sijara Eubanks def. Elise Reed via. TKO (punches) – Round 1
Bantamweight: Julio Arce vs Andre Ewell
Measured start from both the fighters. Leg kicks exchanged from both the fighters. Massive left hand from Arce. Small exchange from both. Big left from Arce wobbled Ewell. Another combo from Arce. 10-9 Arce
A few exchanges from both the fighters, but the strikes hardly connected. Body shot from Arce. Ewell tried to get back into the fight with a few strikes, to the body especially. A massive left hand from Arce rocked Ewell, and he then followed it up with a flurry of strikes. Massive TKO win for Arce.
Results: Julio Arce def. Andre Ewell via. TKO (punches) – Round 2
Welterweight: Mickey Gall vs Jordan Williams
Williams was the aggressor right away. Nasty right hand from Gall from a very short striking distance rocked Williams. Gall then attempted a guillotine but was not successful. Another massive punch from Gall rocked Williams. With Williams on the ground, Gall went to his bread and butter with a rear-naked choke causing Williams to tap. Another submission win for Gall.
Result: Mickey Gall def. Jordan Williams via. submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1
Middleweight: Nassourdine Imavov vs Ian Heinisch
Ian Heinisch was the aggressor. However, a flying knee from Imavov missed. The action shifted to the cage. Not much of action. Imavov then caught Heinisch with a clean strike. Big left hand from Heinisch. Wild swings from Heinisch to end the round. 10-9 Imavov
A barrage of strikes exchanged by both the fighters, but none connected wholly. A nice shot from Imavov. He then made a nice adjustment and executed a quick takedown. A lightning strike from Imavov rocked Heinisch. He then followed it up with several strikes, even as the referee Mark Smith waved off the fight.
Result: Nassourdine Imavov def. Ian Heinisch via. TKO (punches) – Round 2
Middleweight: Punahele Soriano vs Brendan Allen
Soriano looked very aggressive. A good kick from Allen. Soriano then rocked Allen with a left hand. A quick combo from Soriano hurt Allen. Knees from Allen. Soriano responded with a left hand. Both exchanged nasty strikes. 10-9 Allen
A high kick from Allen was followed by a one-two from Soriano. Acrobatics from Soriano got the small crowd going. Allen landed several knees, with a few connecting. A lot of exchanges from both the fighters, but it was Allen who was landing the cleaner strikes. 10-9 Allen
A leg kick from Allen began the round. A couple of good shots from Soriano. A big left hand from Soriano. Allen recovered quite quickly. Another mid-round exchange from both the fighters. Nasty body kicks from Allen. Massive exchange from both the fighters right at the end. 10-9 Allen
Result: Brendan Allen def. Punahele Soriano via. unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)