The prelim card for UFC Vegas 30 featured an incredible array of finishes and action. Check out all the numerous knockouts, chokes and the rest of the highlights below.
Kennedy Nzechukwu def. Danilo Marques via Technical Knockout (Rd. 3 0:20)
After being completely dominated over the first two rounds by Danilo Marques, Kennedy Nzechukwu came out to start the third round like a man possessed and it only took 15 seconds before the fight was called off.
Shavkat Rakhmonov def. Michel Prazeres via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) (Rd. 2 2:10)
In a fight that featured an absolutely absurd height and reach disparity, Shavkat Rakhmonov stayed undefeated by running over Michel Prezeres. Rakhmonov had a seven-inch height, and a ten-inch reach advantage over Prezeres, and he used his length to great effect both on the feet, as well as his ability to posture up on the ground. Rakhmonov remains a prospect to watch.
Jeremiah Wells def. Warlley Alves via Knockout (Punches) (Rd. 2 0:30)
Jeremiah Wells came into the first round like he was shot out of a cannon, and while Warlley Alves managed to survive the first round, shortly into the second round Wells caught him with a short right hand that led to the finish. This card has been nothing but action thus far.
Marcin Prachnio def. Ike Villanueva via Technical Knockout (Liver Kick) (Rd. 2 0:56)
The first round between Ike Villanueva and Marcin Prachnio was all action, with Villanueva threatening the finish on multiple occasions, and even closing the round with Prachnio on the ropes. However, at the start of the second round, Prachnio scored a lethal liver-kick knockout which sent Villaneuva crumpling to the mat.
Julia Avila def. Julija Stoliarenko via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) (Rd. 3 4:19)
In a fight that was a beautiful mess, Julia Avila and Julija Stoliarenko went to war over the first two rounds. Most of the fight was non-stop action, but by the third Stoliarenko had a broken nose, and Avila got the takedown and secured the choke for the finish. Post-fight Avila was in tears and cut an excellent promo. This was A+ stuff, and will almost certainly get a bonus.
Charles Rosa def. Justin Jaynes via Split Decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
In a gritty back and forth fight that saw each man have their moment, Charles Rosa edged the split decision over Justin Jaynes. Each man threatened submissions, and had moments in the striking. Really could've gone either way.
Damir Hadžović def. Yancy Medeiros via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Bosnia's Damir Hadžović put on an absolutely spectacular performance over two rounds completely dominating Yancy Medeiros with constant aggression and a wide variety of offense. While Medeiros attempted a comeback in the 3rd, spending most of the round in top control, and threatening multiple submissions, Hadžović was able to stay safe, and get the decision win.