UFC Fight Night does not disappoint

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UFC Welterweight Joaquin Buckley post-fight. Buckley defeated Alex Morono by unanimous decision. Photo by Wyatt Touchet.

“This sport is crazy,” UFC President Dana White said. “You never know what is going to happen in this sport.” 

This card brought great excitement with the return to the Apex as four fighters earned themselves performance of the night bonuses: Nate Maness, Drew Dober, Joe Pyfer, and Bobby Green.

JJ Aldrich defeats Montana De La Rosa by unanimous decision [30-27]

Aldrich, coming off a big win in August, continued similar success in this flyweight bout that went the distance.

The 31-year-old managed good pocket control throughout all three rounds, which showcased her strong pressure and an unwavering chin.

The Colorado native now elevates to 13-6 record, nine of those victories with the UFC.

Aoriqileng defeats Johnny Munoz by unanimous decision [29-28]

“The Mongolian Murderer” took care of business on the ground with over five and half minutes of total ground time.

Aoriqileng outstruck Munoz 120 to 31. The 30-year-old produced a masterclass in each phase of the fight. The Chinese native is now 25-11 overall and even at 3-3 in the UFC.

Vanessa Demopoulos defeats Kanako Murata by unanimous decision [29-28]

Demopoulos squeaked by with the victory, as many were surprised by the judges’ decision. 

The 35-year-old outstruck Murata, but Murata recorded over ten minutes of ground control time. 

Demopoulos is now 10-5 overall, and 4-2 with the UFC.

Nate Maness defeats Mateus Mendoca by TKO [Ground & Pound] at 4:40 of Round 1

Maness brought the hammer!

The 32-year-old did not let this fight last long. The Kentucky native knocked out Mendoca, and his follow up punches woke him up. Luckily, Maness finished the job and earned his fourth UFC win.

Maness is now 15-3 as he tallied his sixth career KO/TKO.

Karolina Kowalkiewicz defeats Diana Belbita by unanimous decision [30-27]

The Polish superstar got to work in this strawweight bout as the judges gave her all three rounds.

The No. 15 ranked UFC Women’s Strawweight delivered an all-around performance with great emotional baggage heading into this fight, as several family members passed away in the midst of her training camp.

Kowalkiewicz led every major category to extend her win streak to four to elevate to 16-7.

Bill Algeo defeats Alexander Hernandez by unanimous decision [30-27]

The Algeo Show!

The 34-year-old put on a clinic on his feet as Algeo outstruck Hernandez 119 to 76. The Pennsylvania native brought great power that damaged Hernandez to an immensely swollen face.

Algeo is now 18-7 and 5-3 with the UFC as he is on a two-fight winning streak.

Drew Dober defeats Ricky Glenn by TKO at 2:36 of Round 1

Dober, who recently became a father, showcased true dad strength.

The 34-year-old found himself back in the win column with an incredible highlight reel left-handed finish. He improves to 27-12 as he now is the lightweight leader all-time for knockouts.

Joaquin Buckley defeats Alex Morono by unanimous decision [30-27, 30-27, 30-26]

A Buckley masterclass.

Prior to this welterweight bout, there were several bouts that showcased great standing game, but Buckley was the epitome of a phenomenal striking game. “New Mansa” put up strong numbers as he outstruck Morono 77 to 54, but his damage proved more evident and convincing of a strong performance.

The 29-year-old is now on a two-fight winning streak to elevate to 17-6 overall.

Joe Pyfer defeats Abdul Razak Alhassan by submission at 2:05 of Round 2

Pyfer earned his third straight win with his first submission with the UFC.

“Bodybagz” proved his versatility with an emphatic finish that puts the Philadelphia native undefeated in the UFC.

Bobby Green defeats Grant Dawson by KO at 0:33 of Round 1

MUST SEE TV!

Bobby Green lands the left hand of his career. “King” finished Dawson in thrilling fashion to earn the biggest win in his MMA career.

Green is 31-14-1 after this exciting win.

Up Next

The UFC hosts a second Fight Night at the Apex, headlining Sodiq Yusuff vs Edson Barboza on Oct 14 starting at 1 p.m.

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