It’s once again fight day here at LowKickMMA, and the talent on display tonight (Saturday, September 9th, 2017) will come from in the form of UFC 215. Headlining the card is Amanda Nunes and vs. Valentina Shevchenko, but there’s a whole bunch of great fights also taking place on the preliminary section of the card.
Sara McMann vs. Ketlen Vieira in a female bantamweight closes the preliminary card on FOX Sports 1. In round 1, Vieira punches the body but McMann is able to drag her down and start dropping elbows. Vieira trying to climb her guard up high. McMann continues raining elbows as Vieira tries setting up an armbar. Vieira’s forehead is marked up and she goes to rubber guard. In round 2, McMann in on a single leg, Vieira landing a bunch of short shots to her face, forces her off the takedown. McMann fakes a shot and shoots, but Vieira feeds her hammerfists and elbows. McMann sticking to her on the fence, kneeing/punching. Vieira hits a nice takedown from body lock. McMann on her back. Vieira locked in the arm triangle and that’s a wrap.
Ashlee Evans-Smith vs. Sarah Moras is next in a female bantamweight bout. In round 1, They jockey for position, Evans-Smith lands knee. Moras tries to pull guard but Evans-Smith inside. Moras reclaims guard and is active with her guard, keeping Evans-Smith uncomfortable. Moras shifts hip and is going for an armbar. She got it and Evans-Smith taps.
Gavin Tucker vs. Rick Glenn is next in a featherweight bout. In round 1, Tucker running out trying to meet Glenn in the middle. Glenn not having it. Nearly gets a standing RNC. They tie up and Tucker swings around to the back and pushes Glenn into the cage, but Glenn escapes. A big left cross drops Tucker! He pops up, ties up but he’s hurt. In round 2, Tucker coming out looking to throw hard again. Ate a head kick on the chin. He’s trying to blow Glenn out again. Glenn has a head kick partially blocked. Glenn gets Tucker down, but he escapes kneebar. Tucker uses the fence to get up. He looks in rough shape, bloodied under his left eye. Glenn keeping the pressure on him. Glenn sticking to Tucker on the cage now and dragging him down. He’s landing knees on a fading Tucker. Takes him down again. In round 3, Knees, punches, and elbows inside for Glenn. Tucker shoots and Glenn shucks him aside and gets on top. Glenn easily steps out and keeps abusing Tucker. He’s punching and kneeing every inch of Tucker he can reach. The judges gave Glenn the decision win.
Alex White vs. Mitch Clarke in a lightweight bout opens the FOX Sports 1 preliminary bouts. In round 1, Clarke with a head kick early and he’s doing a lot of work leading with kicks.Clarke getting the thai plum for a knee, but White uses it to break back to range. Clarke working hard to make these clinches count, but not getting anything. White breaks and lands a couple hard hooks. In round 2, Clarke ties White up in center cage, but eats an elbow in close. White breaks and lands a teep. Tied up again. Vicious elbows from the clinch, now laser shots as Clarke retreats. A left hand drops Clarke in a wild exchange and White lets him up again. Clarke grabs a single but White punches/elbows his head. They trade elbows. After a break White puts Clarke down with a left hand and that is it.
Arjan Bhullar vs. Luis Henrique in a heavyweight bout finishes off the UFC Fight Pass preliminary card. In round 1, Bhullar is pressing forward and keeping his head moving to start this HW clash. Henrique jabs then wings an overhand, easily dodged. Bhullar hits his own jab then a left hook. Henrique hits another uppercut and pushes out of the clinch right away. They tie up and Henrique tries a foot sweep but trips himself down. He pops up but Bhullar finally pushes him into the cage. In round 2, Bhullar lands a solid right. Henrique just really let himself get tagged there. Bhullar with a right hand that drops Henrique. But Henrique got back to his feet and Bhullar slammed him down to the ground. Bhullar landing short elbows off the cross face, otherwise having trouble producing much big offense from top. In round 3, an uppercut then a left hook for Henrique. Bhullar pushes Henrique into the cage but Luis gets away briefly. Bhullar back on him. Moments later, they have a wild exchange to end the round. The judges gave Bhullar the decision win.
Opening the UFC Fight Pass prelims is Kajan Johnson vs. Adriano Martins in a lightweight bout. In round 1, Kajan trying to stay on his bike, but he’s backed to the cage and isn’t throwing. Martins stalking. Martins misses a left hand and Johnson circles back to the center cage but moves back again. Johnson flicking front, body kicks. Hard overhand left from Martins drops Johnson. He’s jumped on the guillotine but won’t get it. In round 2, Martins leg kicks are scoring but he’s still not letting enough go. Kajan ducks an overhand left and lands a counter right. Martins lands a 3-2 but eats a knee and a right hand. Jumping body kick for Martins to end the round. In round 3, Martins reaches for a kick catch, and Johnson fires a right hand over the top that KO’s him cold.
Here are the results:
PRELIMINARY CARD (8 p.m. ET, FS1)
Female Bantamweight: Ketlen Vieira def. Sara McMann via submission (arm triangle) at 4:16 of R2
Female Bantamweight: Sarah Moras def. Ashlee Evans-Smith via Submission (Armbar), Round 1 – 2:51
Featherweight: Rick Glenn def. Gavin Tucker via Unanimous Decision (30-25, 30-24, 29-27)
Lightweight: Alex White def. Mitch Clarke via TKO (Strikes), Round 2 – 4:36
PRELIMINARY CARD (6:30 p.m. ET, UFC Fight Pass)
Heavyweight: Arjan Bhullar def. Luis Henrique via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Lightweight: Kajan Johnson def. Adriano Martins by knockout (punches) at :49 of Round 3