Jake Matthews played legend killer against Diego Sanchez, Ludovit Klein separated Shane Young from conciousness and more on the UFC 253 prelims.
Take a look below for all the video highlights available for the UFC 253 preliminary card.
Brad Riddell def. Alex Da Silva by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Riddell and Da Silva fought a competive fight. In round three, the referee misidentified a closed-fist punch as an eyepoke, giving Da Silva time to recover in what could have been a turning of the tide.
Jake Matthews def. Diego Sanchez by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
It was a dominant outing by Matthews who sliced open and nearly finished Sanchez in round three. Sanchez's most memorable moments were arguably a not-all-that close armbar attempt and a prodding effort to recreate Jorge Masvidal's flying knee KO of Ben Askren.
Ludovit Klein def. Shane Young by KO via strikes (1:16, R1)
Klein made quick work of Young, piecing up with a combination that included a big head kick. He separated young from conciousness less than two minutes into the fight.
HEADKICK ARTIST --— UFC (@ufc) September 27, 2020
---- Ludovit Klein puts Slovakia on the map!
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William Knight def. Aleksa Camur by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Knight muscled Camur around: punching him, restraining him and nearly submitting him in the second. It was an impressive enough, one-sided performance.
Juan Espino def. Jeff Hughes by submission via scarf hold (3:48, R1)
Espino made the most of a nearly two-year layoff, squeezing out rare scarf hold against Hughes more than halfway through the opening stanza.
Danilo Marques def. Khadis Ibragimov by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Marques beat Ibragimov at a pace that even snails would shun. The most memorable moments of the fighters were Ibragimov's egregious and continuous fence grabs over the court of the fight. UFC's highlights of the fight say it all.
UFC 253 takes place on Saturday, September 26 from Fight Island in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. The pay-per-view card is headlined by UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and challenger Paulo Costa. Keep up with Fightful for all your fight night coverage.