The UFC broadcast its first live content on their new digtal network “UFC Fight Pass” with the prelims of UFC Singapore at 3:30 AM PT/6:30 AM ET Saturday morning. Were the fights to early for you? Checkout a full results and breakdowns of the prelims below:
Max Holloway Impresses, TKOs Will Chope in the Second
After an even first half of round one, Max Holloway rocked Will Chope late in the first round but was cut off by the bell before he could finish. That ended up being a non issue as Holloway rocked Chope again before hitting him with a huge spinning back kick and finishing him with strikes against the cage and on the ground. Max Holloway advances to 8-3 while Chope loses his UFC debut and drops to 19-6.
Katsunori Kikuno Decisions Quinn Mulhern
Katsunori Kikuno showed unorthodox striking, good takedown defense, and solid grappling in his unanimous decision win over Quinn Mulhern. Throughout the bout Mulhern searched for numerous takedowns but was constantly stuffed by Kikuno and was forced to pull guard to get the fight to the ground. Kikuno landed good shots on the feet and ground which closed the right eye of Mulhern. Kikuno advances to 22-5-2 while Mulhern drops to 18-4.
Singapore’s Royston Wee Picks Up Decision Win Over David Galera
In a somewhat uneventful fight, Royston Wee utilized superior takedowns and grappling en-route to a Unanimous Decision victory. Wee never looked to finish during the fight and was content to ride out top position all three rounds. All three judges scored the bout 30-26 after Galera was deducted a point for an illegal upkick in the third round. With the win Wee goes to 3-0 in his career while Galera drops to 5-1.
Mairbek Taisumov Outworks Tae Hyun Bang, Wins Unanimous Decision
Mairbek Taisumov was the biggest favorite on the entire card and showed why battering Amateur boxing champion Tae Hyun Bang for three rounds. Bang looked to counter strike the entire bout but was never able to mount any significant offense. Taisumov utilized kicks, punches, and takedowns to keep Bang off balance and prove he was a better Mixed Martial Artist. With the win Taisumov advances to 21-4 while Bang goes to 16-8.
Dustin Kimura Survives Early Onslaught, Armbars Jon Delos Reyes In First
Kimura was tagged early and often at the beginning of the first eventually being dropped by a heavy handed Reyes. Kimura kept his wits about him on the ground transitioning and going for submissions before eventually locking in an armbar at 2:13 of the first round. Kimura goes to 11-1 while Delos Reyes falls to 7-3.
Doane Escapes Rough First Round, Submits Issa in Second
After being battered with strikes and almost being caught in a triangle choke himself in the first round, Russell Doane came back and returned the favor to Leandro Issa damaging him with strikes before choking him out with a triangle choke in the second round. With the win Doane goes to 13-3 while Issa drops to 11-4.