The second fight on the main card was the first of two welterweight fights on the main card as Viscardi Andrade and Nico Musoke battled to make a name for themselves in a division devoid of a champion.
Probably the two least known fighters on the main card, both could prove that they belong here in their UFC debuts as Andrade TKO’d Bristol Marunde and Musoke submitted UFC veteran Allesio Sakara in the first round.
Round 1: Both men in the orthodox stance to begin the bout. Andrade lands an early takedown straight into Musoke’s guard. Musoke works his way back to his feet. Andrade lands a huge right hand! He celebrates but Musoke is not done yet. Musoke tries to lock up a submission but eats a few hammerfists for his troubles. Andrade moves to half-guard. Musoke stands. The round ends with both fighters trading punches. SciFighting scores the round 10-9 Andrade.
Round 2: Andrade is looking to land the overhand right early. Musoke clinches and takes Andrade’s back. Musoke with a good knee against the cage. Andrade reverses position and puts Musoke against the cage. Musoke pushes Andrade away and takes the center of the Octagon. Musoke working his jab with better success this round. Musoke starts to land heavy shots. Musoke shoots for a takedown and gets it. Musoke lands multiple hard elbows in a row that forces Andrade to wrap him up. The round ends with Musoke landing punches from the top. SciFighting scores the round 10-9 Musoke.
Round 3: Musoke getting the better of the exchanges early. Musoke clinches with Andrade, gets the down, and takes his back. Andrade looks exhausted as Musoke unloads with punches. The round ends without much offense as Musoke stays on Andrade’s back. SciFighting scores the round 10-9 Musoke and the fight 29-28 for Musoke.
Official Result: Nico Musoke def. Viscardi Andrade via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
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