TUF 28 Finale preliminary card results are underway as the Las Vegas-based promotion holds this latest event on television for fight fans around the world to watch the show.
It’s once again fight day here at LowKickMMA, and the talent on display tonight (Friday, November 30, 2018) will come from in the form of TUF 28 Finale. Headlining the card are Rafael dos Anjos and Kamaru Usman, but there’s a whole bunch of great fights also taking place on the preliminary section of the card.
Rick Glenn vs. Kevin Aguilar in a featherweight bout closes the preliminary card on FOX Sports 1. In round 1, Glenn lands a pair of solid punches to the head goes for a takedown, but Aguilar stuffs him. They reset in the center of the cage. Aguilar connects with a hard two-punch combo to the dome and Glenn backs up, clearing his head. Aguilar rips a pair of thudding punches to the body, followed by a right to the face. Glenn shakes it off but his face is busted up late in the first. In round 2, Glenn connects with a sweeping overhand left to the head, but Aguilar shakes it off. During an exchange, Glenn drills Aguilar with a right to the jaw before tying him up. Aguilar smacks Glenn with a right hook as he comes inside. Glenn comes right back with a glancing head kick before landing a left hook to the face. In round 3, Aguilar slams a series of ounces into Glenn’s head and he is rocked badly. Glenn falls to his side and Aguilar is all over him. Glenn shows an iron chin and withstands the onslaught of punches. With a minute left, he needs to turns the tides in a hurry. Aguilar got the decision win.
Joseph Benavidez vs. Alex Perez is next in a flyweight bout. In round 1, Perez ducks under some punches and lands a nice right-left. Benavidez comes back with a low kick and then a flurry of punches of his own. Perez is down and Benavidez is on him, landing punches. Perez is momentarily in trouble but he survives after a scramble.Benavidez is all over Perez, who is flattened on his stomach. Benavidez is slamming down punches and Lavigne stops it.
Maurice Greene vs. Michel Batista is next in a heavyweight bout. In round 1, Batista shoots in for a takedown. After a few moments, he gets it. Greene Looks for a triangle off his back and gets Batista to tape out.
Leah Letson vs. Julija Stoliarenko in a female featherweight bout opens the FOX Sports 1 preliminary bouts. In round 1, Letson is asserting her control the pace by forcing her foe backward, though neither woman has landed anything noteworthy. A slick right-left to the head from lesson, but the Lithuanian fighter shakes it off. In round 2, Lesson lands a right push kick to the body, but her follow-up punches miss. Stoliarenko tried to fire back but she’s too far out. Stoliarenko is having a hard time finding a rhythm. Lesson stuffs a takedown after landing a few decent strikes. Stoliarenko pops back to her feet. In round 3, Stoliarenko wraps up a guillotine and drops to guard. It looks tight and blood is going from cuts on Letson’s face. Back on their feet, Stoliarenko needs to go for broke and hope for a miracle. Letson got the split decision win.
Roosevelt Roberts vs. Darrell Horcher in a lightweight bout finishes off the UFC Fight Pass preliminary card. In round 1, Roberts locks in a standing guillotine and forces the tap late in the first.
Tim Means vs. Ricky Rainey is next in a welterweight bout. In round 1, Means lands some punches before locking Rainey up and taking him down. Means unloads a storm of punches from on top. Rainey is in trouble and isn’t fending the punches off. Referee Smith stops it.
Opening the UFC Fight Pass prelims is Raoni Barcelos vs. Chris Gutierrez in a bantamweight bout. In round 1, Gutierrez is moving back and side-to-side nicely, which is giving Barcelos some difficulty. Gutierrez slips and is on his back. Barcelos wades through some up quicksand passes guard to die control. Barcelos tries to pass to mount but he’s thwarted. Barcelos backs off and allows Gutierrez to stand up with about 25 seconds left. In round 2, Barcelos is aggressive early and scores a takedown. In Gutierrez’s guard, Raoni lands some decent punches. A Gutierrez elbow from his back opens a nasty gash on Barcelos’s face. He’s bleeding everywhere. Gutierrez recovers to guard, but Barcelos quickly unloads plenty go punches and elbows from on top. Barcelos explodes onto Gutierrez’s back after vicious ground-n-pound, sinks in the rear-naked choke and forces the tap.
Here are the results:
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/8 p.m. ET)
Featherweight: Kevin Aguilar def. Rick Glenn by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Flyweight: Kevin Aguilar def. Rick Glenn by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Heavyweight: Maurice Greene def. Michel Batista via submission (triangle choke) at 2:14 of R1
Female Featherweight: Leah Letson def. Julija Stoliarenko via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/6:30 p.m. ET)
Lightweight: Roosevelt Roberts def. Darrell Horcher by submission (standing guillotine choke) at 4:50 of Round 1
Welterweight: Tim Means def. Ricky Rainey via TKO (Punches) R1, 1:18
Bantamweight: Raoni Barcelos def. Chris Gutierrez via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) R2, 4:12