It’s once again fight day here at LowKickMMA, and the talent on display tonight (Saturday, August 27th, 2016) will come in the form of UFC on FOX 21. Headlining the card are Carlos Condit and Demian Maia, but there’s a whole bunch of great fights also taking place on the preliminary section of the card.
Sam Alvey and Kevin Casey met in a middleweight bout closed the preliminary card on FOX. A fun fight that made Alvey look very impressive. In round 1, after a feeling out process, Casey clinches with him and puts him up against the fence. Alvey was landing some shots, but Casey was keeping control. Not ton of action in this round. Alvey landed a knee strike to the head to close the round. In round 2, They had a nice exchange to begin the round. Alvey dropped him with a left-hand midway through the round and unleashed strikes on Casey. Alvey let him up moments later. Alvey dropped him again with 30-seconds left and rained down strikes from half guard. Casey tried to stay in the fight but couldn’t, and the fight was stopped.
Enrique Barzola and Kyle Bochniak met in a bout in a featherweight bout at UFC on FOX 21. In round 1, Barzola stayed on his feet and wanted to strike, which is what they did. Barzola had the range and using it quite nicely. Bochniak scored a takedown with over a minute to go and got half guard. Barzola scrambled to his feet moments later and Bochniak went for another takedown but it was stuffed. In round 2, Barzola landed a big uppercut to start the round. Bochniak went for a takedown but it was stuffed. Barzola scored a takedown but it was brief and Bochniak got right back to his feet. Barzola was mixing things up with strikes and kicks. Bochniak started to press forward and be more aggressive. Barzola got a takedown and Bochniak’s back to end the round. In round 3, Bochniak opened the round with a nice combo and was getting inside with angles. They exchanged to the bell. Bochniak earned the split decision victory.
Alessio Di Chirico and Garreth McLellan met in a featherweight bout at UFC on FOX 21. A solid fight. In round 1, Di Chirico clinched and went for a takedown but McLellan stuffed it. Di Chirico put him on the fence. They separated and went back to striking. McLellan was mixing up his strikes nicely. In round 2, McLellan scored a takedown just seconds into the round and got guard. Di Chirico landed some elbows then got off his back with a scramble to his feet. McLellan was bleeding pretty good from the side of his head. McLellan clinched and landed a spinning elbow. McLellan went for a takedown but Di Chirico held onto the fence to stop the takedown. In round 3, Di Chirico came out and took him down near the fence. Di Chirico got his back and worked for an armbar but McLellan slide out and got half guard. McLellan got back to his feet and landed some good shots. McLellan took him with a minute to go in the round and got guard. Di Chirico got the win by split decision.
Shane Campbell and Felipe Silva in a lightweight bout opened the FOX preliminary bouts. Another quick fight. They had a nice exchange early in the round. Silva pressed him and landed some good combos that eventually dropped Campbell. Silva finished him on the ground for the win.
Thibault Gouti vs. Chad Laprise in a lightweight bout finished off the UFC on FOX 21 Fight Pass preliminary card. This one did not last long at all. Laprise clinched with him about a minute into the round. Laprise landed a big elbow and then they separated. Laprise dropped him with a right hand then swarmed him with strikes to end the fight.
Opening the UFC on FOX 21 Fight Pass prelims was Jeremy Kennedy vs. Alex Ricci in a lightweight bout. Not the most entertaining fight in the world. In round 1, Ricci came out and clinched with him right out of the gate. Kennedy pushed him off, and we went back to striking. Ricci landed a series of knees while back in the clinch. Kennedy was bleeding from his nose midway through the round. Kennedy took him down and got a brief double-leg takedown but Ricci got right back to his feet, and they clinched to end the round. In round 2, Kennedy came out and went for another takedown, but Ricci was using his hips correctly and stayed on his feet while in the clinch. Kennedy worked him down to one knee and eventually got a brief takedown, but Kennedy can’t keep Ricci down. In round 3, once more, Kennedy clinched with him right away and was looking for a takedown. When not defending the takedown, Ricci was landing some good shots. Kennedy got a takedown with just seconds left in the round and landed some shots from guard to end the round. Kennedy was given the unanimous decision victory by the judges.
Here are the results:
Sam Alvey def. Kevin Casey via TKO (strikes) at 4:56 of R2
Kyle Bochniak def. Enrique Barzola via split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)
Alessio Di Chirico def. Garreth McLellan by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Felipe Silva def. Shane Campbell via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:13
Chad Laprise def. Thibault Gouti via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:36
Jeremy Kennedy def. Alex Ricci via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) R3, 5:00