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UFC Lengthy Island outcomes: Yair Rodriguez awarded TKO win over Brian Ortega following freak damage

The environment inside UBS Area was electrical heading into what was anticipated to be a hard-hitting affair between Yair Rodriguez and Brian Ortega on Saturday. Sadly, an early damage to Ortega halted any probability for a traditional. As a substitute, Rodriguez probably received one step nearer to a featherweight title alternative. 

Rodriguez defeated Ortega through TKO in the primary occasion of UFC Lengthy Island after Ortega dislocated his arm whereas defending an armbar try by Rodriguez. If the damage requires surgical procedure, it might be the third operation for Ortega over the previous few years.

“We will run it again anytime,” Rodriguez stated after the combat. “We will do that, however I would somewhat do it for a championship somewhat than a scenario like this. However regardless of the UFC decides, I am OK with no matter. It is simply unlucky, bro.”

The combat did begin off robust with jabs and excessive kicks. Rodriguez landed combos, however Ortega’s chin was means too robust. Ortega took Rodriguez right down to the ground, however the combat was over earlier than it may actually start because of Ortega’s shoulder. 

Rodriguez, the UFC’s No. 3-ranked featherweight, was informed he would get a title shot towards Alexander Volkanovski with a win. Given how the combat ended, he may face the champion or one other contender, Josh Emmett. UFC president Dana White stated after the combat that Emmett-Rodriguez for an interim title could possibly be a risk. 

Rodriguez is now 3-2 with one no-contest in his final six fights and 2-1 in his final three. Ortega is on a two-fight dropping streak. 

Within the co-main occasion, Amanda Lemnos submitted Michelle Waterson-Gomez. 

The combat card ended with eight finishes. One of many largest fights of the day was a back-and-forth affair between Matt Schnell and Sumudaerji that included a second spherical for the ages.  

The Sporting Information offered updates from UFC Lengthy Island’s major card. Here is the way it all went down: 

UFC Lengthy Island outcomes, highlights

Yair Rodriguez def. Brian Ortega through TKO (4:11 into spherical one)

Spherical 1: Ortega opens with a jab whereas Rodriguez counters with a straight proper. Each fighters are enjoying it near the vest. Rodriguez with a left, then a knee to the face. By the cage, Rodriguez is reduce by the attention. Ortega tries to suffocate him by the cage, however Rodriguez holds his floor. Rodriguez makes use of his heel to halt Ortega’s momentum. Mixtures land by Rodriguez. Excessive kick lands, however Ortega’s chin is robust. Ortega takes Rodriguez right down to the ground. Ortega’s shoulder pops out and the combat ends. 

Ortega’s arm dislocated in an armbar protection retraction. A disappointing ending to what may have been an excellent major occasion. 

4:45 p.m. ET: The primary occasion is developing: Brian Ortega will face Yair Rodriguez. Ortega is trying to rebound following a loss to UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski. Rodriguez could possibly be the subsequent contender for the title with a win. 

Amanda Lemos submits Michelle Waterson-Gomez 

4:30 p.m. ET: Entrance kick by Waterson in Spherical 2. Fast palms by Lemos after which she lands a guillotine. Waterson faucets, however the ref does not see it. Lemos says she received, and Waterson acknowledges the faucet. Lemos wins through second-round submission (1:48).

4:20 p.m. ET: The co-main occasion is developing, with Michelle Waterson-Gomez going through Amanda Lemos. Lemos is utilizing her leg kicks to begin the primary spherical. She now lands a sequence of pictures to Waterson-Gomez’s face. Overhand pictures by Lemos land. Waterson-Gomez tries for the entrance kick. She then brings her right down to the ground and lands onerous pictures to the face to finish the spherical. 

Li Jingliang drops Muslim Salikhov within the second spherical 

3:55 p.m. ET: Li Jingliang vs. Muslim Salikhov in welterweight motion is up subsequent. Massive spinning kick by Salikhov opens Spherical 1. Li counters with a leg kick, however Salikhov drops him with a takedown. Salikhov tries a spinning backfist. Massive proper hand by Salikhov to open Spherical 2. Salikhov continues to stalk Li. The group is stressed following the nice combat by Schnell and Sumudaerji. Huge proper by Li, who’s now advancing ahead. Massive proper drops Salikhov. The combat is over 4:38 into Spherical 2.

Matt Schnell def. Sumudaerji in a Comeback and Spherical of the Yr contender

3:45 p.m. ET: Schnell is hit under the belt to begin Spherical 2. He then hits a leg kick that forces Sumudaerji to slide. Big left by Sumudaerji drops Schnell. Schnell then lands some uppercuts. Massive elbow drops Schnell to at least one knee. He lands a number of extra, however Schnell doesn’t go down. He lands a number of combos to Sumudaerji’s face. Schnell now takes him down and lands a number of elbows to Sumudaerji’s face. The group is on its toes and Daniel Cormier goes loopy on commentary. Triangle choke by Schnell and he submits Sumudaerji. A wild second spherical ends in dramatic style 4:24 in.

3:25 p.m. ET: Matt Schnell vs. Sumudaerji in a flyweight bout is up subsequent. Schnell takes him right down to the ground instantly and begins to mount. He then takes Sumudaerji’s again. Sumudaerji lands a facet slam to the ground. Schnell is ready to recuperate. 

Shane Burgos edges Charles Jourdain in a slugfest

3:10 p.m. ET: Burgos climbs on high of Jourdain to begin Spherical 2. He shifts a number of occasions to get good placement, holding onto the physique triangle. Burgos with one other rear-naked choke try. Burgos bashes Jourdain’s head to finish Spherical 2. Each fighters join with blows to open Spherical 3. Jourdain will get momentum and pulls Burgos by the cage, punching the physique. He outlanded Burgos 60-20 at one level within the spherical. Leaping knee and uppercut by Jourdain and Burgos is bleeding. Burgos is taking a number of injury however surviving. Massive head kick by Jourdain to finish the spherical. That third spherical was not sufficient for Jourdain; Burgos ended up successful through majority determination (29-28, 29-28, 28-28). 

2:55 p.m. ET: New York’s Shane Burgos is prepared for motion subsequent towards Charles Jourdain. Burgos has fought on a majority of UFC playing cards in New York since MMA turned authorized there. Jourdain with a giant kick to begin, however Burgos connects with a pointy left. Burgos now has him up by the cage. Jourdain tries for the guillotine however Burgos will get again up and is on his again. Burgos then tries a choke of his personal however Jourdain battles out of it. Jourdain journeys Burgos after which lands nasty left hooks. Flying knee for Jourdain to finish Spherical 1. 

It was simply introduced that Charles Oliveira will face Islam Makhachev for the vacant UFC light-weight title on Oct. 22 in Abu Dhabi at UFC 280.

Lauren Murphy again on observe following win over Miesha Tate

2:40 p.m. ET: Tate’s eye is closed shut heading into Spherical 3, probably from a conflict of heads. She tries a takedown however Murphy fights out of it. Murphy lands knee strikes throughout the clinch. She then lands an enormous elbow to Tate’s dangerous eye. Each begin buying and selling pictures, to the delight of the gang. Murphy ended up successful through unanimous determination (30-27, 30-27, 29-28). 

2:25 p.m. ET: Spherical 2 begins with Murphy popping out with stronger pictures. Tate, who has a busted nostril, lands an enormous proper to Murphy’s face. Murphy drops Tate with a giant takedown and punishes her by the cage. Tate presses ahead for some offense however Murphy seems just like the sharper fighter. Takedown try is blocked by Tate. Tate lands an enormous elbow throughout the clinch, one thing she had success with all the combat. 

2:15 p.m. ET: Miesha Tate is again in motion, this time in a brand new division. She fights Lauren Murphy in a flyweight bout. Murphy begins with a takedown try instantly and lands a knee to Tate’s face. They commerce pictures within the heart of the Octagon. Mixtures by Tate land, whereas Murphy lands a number of of her personal. Murphy lands a takedown and now smothers Tate by the cage. Murphy used her hips to shortly get again up following a Tate takedown try. Each fighters are clinching, looking for the last word edge.  

2 p.m. ET: We’re LIVE as the newest UFC combat evening takes place on Lengthy Island. On ABC, followers are already excited for a present for the ages. 

Ricky Simon shocked the world by submitting fan favourite Jack Shore, whereas Punahele Soriano defeated Dalcha Lungiambula through knockout to finish the prelims. 

Herbert Burns couldn’t proceed and was principally crawling to his nook in his combat towards Invoice Algeo. Algeo survived a triangle choke try. As soon as Burns couldn’t get to his nook in a well timed method, Keith Peterson referred to as off the combat. 

Justin Jacoby landed a vicious shot towards Dwight Grant within the first spherical, enhancing his file to 9-0-1 in 10 contests.

UFC Lengthy Island is underway. Within the opener of the cardboard, Invicta’s Emily Ducote defeated Jessica Penne through unanimous determination. Dustin Stoltzfus beat Dwight Grant through unanimous determination.  

UFC Lengthy Island: Brian Ortega vs. Yair Rodriguez combat card

Most important card

  • Yair Rodriguez def. Brian Ortega through 1st-round TKO (shoulder damage) (4:11).
  • Amanda Lemos def. Michelle Waterson through 2nd-round submission (1:48).
  • Li Jingliang def. Muslim Salikhov through 2nd-round TKO (4:38).
  • Matt Schnell def. Sumudaerji through 2nd-round submission (4:24).
  • Shane Burgos def. Charles Jourdain through majority determination (29-28, 29-28, 28-28).
  • Lauren Murphy def. Miesha Tate through unanimous determination (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).

Prelims

  • Ricky Simon def. Jack Shore through 2nd-round submission (3:28).
  • Punahele Soriano def. Dalcha Lungiambula through 2nd-round KO (0:28).
  • Invoice Algeo def. Herbert Burns through 2nd-round TKO (1:50).
  • Dustin Jacoby def. Da Un Jung through 1st-round KO (3:13).
  • Dustin Stoltzfus def. Dwight Grant through unanimous determination (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
  • Emily Ducote def. Jessica Penne through unanimous determination (29-28, 29-28, 30-27).

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