UFC Fight Night Japan Results: OSP Headlines, Top 5 Female Strawweights Battle & Gokhan Saki Debuts

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Main Card (10pm EST., FXX)

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#6 Ovince St. Preux def. Yushin Okami by submission via Von Flue choke (1:50, R1)

#4 Jessica Andrade def. #1 Claudia Gadelha by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-26, 30-27)

Dong Hyun Kim def. Takanori Gomi by TKO via strikes (1:30, R1)

Gokhan Saki def. Henrique Da Silva by KO via punch (4:45, R1)

Teruto Ishihara def. Rolando Dy by unanimous decision (28-27, 28-27, 29-27)

#5 Jussier Formiga def. Ulka Sasaki by submission via rear naked choke (4:30, R1)

Preliminary Card (8pm EST. FXX)

Keita Nakamura def. Alex Morono by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Daichi Abe def. Hyun Gyu Lim by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Syuri Kondo def. Chan-Mi Jeon by split decision (29-28, 27-30, 27-30)

Shinsho Anzai def. Luke Jumeau by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)


Round By Round Recap

Daichi Abe vs. Hyun Gyu Lim

Round One: The round begins with Abe attacking Lim with some leg kicks, Lim cracks a kicking Abe with a counter right hook. Abe caches Lim with a counter left before eating a right, Abe stuns a swinging Lim with a counter left cross. Lim comes forward and he attacks Abe with a straight right, Lim backs away before nailing Abe with a pair of overhand rights. Lim dances around Abe while peppering him with some jabs, Lim comes forward and he cracks Abe with a few more rights. Abe rocks Lim with a left and he pounces on him with a follow up combination, Abe rocks a swinging Lim with a counter left hook as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Abe

Round Two: The round begins with Abe attacking Lim with some leg kicks, Lim eats a kick to the midsection as he cracks Abe with a left. Lim accidentally pokes Abe in the eye and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Abe nailing Kim with a two punch combination. Lim starts catching Abe with some leg kicks of his own, Lim nails an incoming Abe with a straight right to the face. Lim waits before nailing a swinging Abe with a counter right, Abe comes forward and just swings away at Lim. Lim rocks a kicking Abe with a counter overhand right, Abe drops Lim with a right as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lim (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Abe immediately attacking Lim with some leg kicks, Lim catches a kicking Abe with a counter right. Abe tries to keep Lim at a distance by peppering him with some jabs, Lim dances around Abe while peppering him with some rights. Lim comes forward and he attacking Abe with some punching combinations, Lim backs up Abe by cracking him with another right. Lim comes forward while taking a few swings against Abe, Lim then stuns Abe with a follow up left hook. Lim also cracks Abe with a few leg kicks of his own, Abe drops Lim with a right and he pounces on him with strikes. Lim scrambles to his feet and Abe scores a takedown as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Abe (Final Score: 29-28 for Abe)

Official Result: Daichi Abe def. Hyun Gyu Lim by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Shinsho Anzai vs. Luke Jumeau

Round One: The round begins with Anzai attacking Jumeau with a few leg kicks, Anzai and Jumeau exchange a few rights. Anzai would then crack Jumeau with a kick to the midsection, Anzai cracks Jumeau with a knee strike to the head. Anzai starts hunting for takedowns and Jumeau stuffs them all, Jumeau starts nailing Anzai with some leg kicks. Anzai rocks Jumeau with a left hook, Anzai clinches with Jumeau and the fighters exchange a few strikes. Anzai spins Jumeau and he briefly holds him against the cage wall before separating, Jumeau pops an incoming Anzai with a short right. Jumeau cracks a swinging Anzai with a counter left hook as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Anzai

Round Two: The round begins with Anzai scoring a takedown and Jumeau quickly gets back to his feet, Anzai then rocks Jumeau with a left. Anzai misses a head kick and Jumeau swings away at him as he gets up, Anzai then cracks a backing Jumeau with a right. Anzai scores a takedown on Jumeau and he gets the half guard, Anzai starts attacking Jumeau with some ground and pound. Jumeau scrambles back to his feet to get the fight standing, Jumeau rocks an incoming Anzai with an uppercut as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Anzai (Overall Score: 20-18 for Anzai)

Round Three: The round begins with Anzai immediately hunting for the takedowns against Jumeau, Jumeau starts attacking Anzai with some leg kicks. Anzai responds by kicking Jumeau in the midsection, Jumeau comes forward while attacking Anzai with a two punch combination. Anzai grabs Jumeau and he holds him up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Anzai catches Jumeau with a multiple punch combination. Anzai then catches Jumeau with a knee strike to the face followed by a few rights, Jumeau starts attacking Anzai with some leg kicks. Jumeau scores a takedown on Anzai and he attacks him with strikes as he scrambles to his feet, Jumeau cracks Anzai with a few uppercuts as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Jumeau (Final Score: 29-28 for Jumeau)

Official Result: Shinsho Anzai def. Luke Jumeau by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Syuri Kondo vs. Chan-Mi Jeon

Round One: The round begins with Jeon popping Kondo with a step in right, the fighters start to just swing away at each other. Kondo comes forward and she cracks Jeon with a straight right, Jeon responds by catching Kondo with an elbow strike. Jeon then cracks Kondo with a front kick to the midsection, Jeon attacks an incoming Kondo with a head kick attempt. Kondo comes forward and just swings away against Jeon, Kondo starts attacking Jeon with some leg kicks as well. Jeon catches a forward moving Kondo with a knee strike to the midsection, Kondo charges forward and she swings away at Jeon. Kondo then cracks Jeon with an overhand right to the face, the fighters clinch and exchange strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Kondo

Round Two: The round begins with Jeon nailing Kondo with a kick to the midsection, Jeon catches an incoming Kondo with some punching combinations. Jeon badly misses a sinning heel kick against Kondo, the fighters briefly clinch and exchange strikes until Kondo rocks Jeon with a right. Kondo charges forward and swings away at the backing Jeon, Jeon nails a swinging Kondo with a counter left hook. Kondo catches a swinging Jeon with a kick to the midsection, Kondo cracks Jeon with a front kick to the midsection. Jeon catches an incoming Kondo with a two punch combination, Kondo catches Jeon with a knee strike to the midsection. The fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Kondo (Overall Score: 20-18 for Kondo)

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Jeon catches a swinging Kondo with a kick to the midsection. Kondo starts attacking Jeon with some leg kicks, Jeon comes forward and attempts a head kick against Kondo. Kondo comes forward and she nails Jeon with a few rights, Jeon responds by nailing Kondo with her own punching combination. The fighters just exchange tons of punching combinations, Jeon starts landing counter punch combinations against a swinging Kondo. Kondo badly misses a spinning back fist attempt against Jeon, Kondo starts winning the striking exchanges against Jeon. Kondo catches Jeon with a spinning heel kick to the midsection, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Kondo (Final Score: 30-27 for Kondo)

Official Result: Syuri Kondo def. Chan-Mi Jeon by split decision (29-28, 27-30, 27-30)

Keita Nakamura vs. Alex Morono

Round One: The round begins with Morono swinging wildly against Nakamura, Morono pops a swinging Nakamura with a counter left hook. Nakamura backs up Morono with a head kick attempt, Morono then catches Nakamura with a right to the side of the head. Morono comes forward and he just swings wildly against Nakamura, Nakamura rocks Morono with a kick to the midsection. Nakamura also starts attacking Morono with some leg kicks, Morono catches Nakamura with his own kick to the midsection. Morono attacks Nakamura with a few rights as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Morono

Round Two: The round begins with Morono attacking Nakamura with some leg kicks, Nakamura attacks an incoming Morono with a kick to the midsection. Nakamura then cracks an incoming Morono with a straight left, Morono pops a swinging Nakamura with a counter left hook. Nakamura responds by attacking Morono with a high kick, Morono rocks Nakamura with a multiple punch combination. Nakamura recovers and he nails Morono with a kick to the midsection, Morono attacks Nakamura with a high kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Morono (Overall Score: 20-18 for Morono)

Round Three: The round begins with Nakamura kicking away against a backing Morono, Nakamura nails Morono with a kick to the midsection. Nakamura scores a takedown on Morono and he gets side control, Morono scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing. Nakamura then cracks a swinging Morono with a straight left, Morono then nails an incoming Nakamura with a standing elbow strike. Nakamura charges forward and he attacks Morono with a high kick, Nakamura scores a takedown on Morono and Morono scrambles to his feet. Nakamura then nails Morono with a kick to the midsection, Nakamura comes forward and swings away at Morono. Morono barely connects with a superman punch against Nakamura, Nakamura lands a head kick on Morono as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Nakamura (Final Score: 29-28 for Morono)

Official Result: Keita Nakamura def. Alex Morono by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

#5 Jussier Formiga vs. Ulka Sasaki

Round One: The round begins with Formiga attacking Sasaki with some leg kicks, Sasaki pops an incoming Formiga with a right hook. Formiga responds by catching Sasaki with an overhand right, Sasaki then nails Formiga with a kick to the midsection. Sasaki eats a right as he cracks Formiga with a step in knee strike, Formiga cracks a swinging Sasaki with a two punch combination. Formiga scores a takedown on Sasaki and he gets the open guard, Formiga transitions to the half guard against Sasaki. Formiga advances to the back control position against Sasaki, Formiga starts attacking Sasaki with some ground and pound. Formiga locks in the rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: #5 Jussier Formiga def. Ulka Sasaki by submission via rear naked choke (4:30, R1)

Teruto Ishihara vs. Rolando Dy

Round One: The round begins with the fighters kicking away at each other, Ishihara drops a kicking Dy with a counter left and he pounces on him with more strikes. Ishihara transitions into the half guard of a downed Dy while landing more strikes, Dy scrambles to his feet and Ishihara drags him back to the ground. Ishihara attacks a downed Dy with some more ground and pound, Ishihara transitions to the half guard on Dy while landing more strikes. Dy eats more strikes as he traps Ishihara back in his full guard, Ishihara nails Dy with more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Ishihara

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Dy accidentally nails Ishihara low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Dy cracking Ishihara with a head kick, Dy then cracks Ishihara with a two punch combination. Ishihara attacks Dy with some leg kicks, Dy starts catching Ishihara with multiple punching combinations. Dy catches a swinging Ishihara with a kick to the midsection, Dy follows that up by nailing Ishihara with a left hook. The fighters also take turns exchanging kicks, Dy catches a charging Ishihara with a knee strike. Dy clobbers Ishihara with a wild left hook, Dy kicks away at Ishihara as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Dy (Overall Score: 19-18 for Ishihara)

Round Three: The round begins with Dy clobbering Ishihara with a head kick followed by a knee strike to the face, Ishihara starts attacking Dy with some leg kicks. Dy accidentally kicks Ishihara low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Dy catching Ishihara with another head kick. Ishihara responds by clobbering Dy with a high kick of his own, Ishihara also goes back to attacking Dy with leg kicks. Dy then rocks Ishihara by landing yet another high kick, Dy kicks Ishihara low again and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with the referee taking a point from Dy, the action resumes with Ishihara scoring a takedown on Dy and he gets the half guard. Dy scrambles to his feet and Ishihara briefly holds him against the cage wall, Dy then pops Ishihara with a straight right. Dy then rocks a kicking Ishihara with a counter right hook, Dy kicks away at Ishihara as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 9-9 for Dy (Final Score: 29-27 for Ishihara)

Official Result: Teruto Ishihara def. Rolando Dy by unanimous decision (28-27, 28-27, 29-27)

Gokhan Saki vs. Henrique Da Silva

Round One: The round begins with Saki nailing Da Silva with a two punch combination, Da Silva charges forward as Saki swings away at him. Saki drops Da Silva with a left and he allows him to stand up, Da Silva holds Saki against the cage wall for a short time. Saki also starts attacking Da Silva with some leg kicks and uppercuts, Da Silva catches a swinging Saki with a counter right. Saki backs Da Silva into the cage wall while throwing multiple combinations. Da Silva continues hunting for the takedown against Saki, Da Silva then cracks Saki with a trio of knee strikes. Saki cracks a swinging Da Silva with a counter left to the face, Da Silva backs up Saki with some head kick attempts. Da Silva backs Saki into the cage wall with a multiple strike combination, Saki destroys Da Silva with a counter left and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Gokhan Saki def. Henrique Da Silva by KO via punch (4:45, R1)

Takanori Gomi vs. Dong Hyun Kim

Round One: The round begins with Kim attacking Gomi with some leg kicks, Gomi starts popping Kim with a few jabs. Kim drops Gomi with a straight right and he pounces on him with a few more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Dong Hyun Kim def. Takanori Gomi by TKO via strikes (1:30, R1)

#1 Claudia Gadelha vs. #4 Jessica Andrade

Round One: The round begins with Gadelha attacking Andrade with a front kick, Gadelha then cracks Andrade with a two punch combination. Gadelha then cracks a swinging Andrade with a counter right, Gadelha starts attacking Andrade with punching combinations. Gadelha eats a right after catching Andrade with a three punch combination, Gadelha eats a few strikes before nailing Andrade with a plethora of rights. Andrade holds Gadelha against the cage wall after a wild striking exchange, Andrade scores a takedown and Gadelha catches her in a guillotine choke. Andrade escapes the choke to maintain top position, Andrade transitions to the half guard against Gadelha. Andrade attacks Gadelha with a lot of ground and pound until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Gadelha

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters having a wild striking exchange, Gadelha scores a takedown and Andrade gets right back up. Andrade grabs Gadelha and she holds her against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Gadelha looks for a takedown and Andrade winds up in top position. Andrade starts attacking Gadelha with some ground and pound, Gadelha gets up and Andrade attacks her with knee strikes. The fighters just get into some wild striking exchanges, Andrade backs up Gadelha with a four punch combination. Gadelha looks for a takedown and Andrade gains top position again, Andrade attacks Gadelha with a plethora of strikes as she scrambles to her feet. Gadelha catches a swinging Andrade with a counter right, Andrade backs Gadelha into the cage wall while landing a punching combination. Gadelha goes for a jump guillotine choke as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Andrade (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Andrade and Gadelha just swinging away at each other, Andrade holds Gadelha against the cage wall while landing strikes. Andrade scores a takedown on Gadelha and she gets side control, Andrade starts attacking Gadelha with some ground and pound. Andrade transitions to the half guard on Gadelha while landing more strikes, Gadelha eats more strikes as she traps Andrade in her full guard. Andrade briefly postures up and swings wildly against the downed Gadelha, Andrade transitions to the side control position on Gadelha. Gadelha tries getting up and Andrade attacks her with knee strikes, Gadelha scrambles to her feet as Andrade assaults her with strikes. Andrade scores another takedown on Gadelha as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Andrade (Final Score: 29-27 for Andrade)

Official Result: #4 Jessica Andrade def. #1 Claudia Gadelha by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-26, 30-27)

#6 Ovince St. Preux vs. Yushin Okami

Round One: The round begins with Okami instantly going for the takedown and St. Preux winds up getting top position, St. Preux settles in the half guard against Okami. St. Preux catches Okami in the Von Flue choke and Okami goes out cold.

Official Result: #6 Ovince St. Preux def. Yushin Okami by submission via Von Flue choke (1:50, R1)

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