Saturday, May 19, 2018
UFC Fight Night 129: Maia vs Usman Results
Photo Credit: Ultimate Fighting Championship
UFC Fight Night 129 took place May 19th from The Movistar Arena in Santiago, Chile. In the night's Main Even, Kamaru Usman scored possibly the biggest win of his career taking a one sided decision from Demian Maia. The bout was really the same each round with Usman being the better striker, and Maia on the defensive trying to get the takedowns and being less than successful. In the Co-Main Event, Tatiana Suarez eliminated any doubt that she is a contender at strawweight with a very impressive first round submission of Alexa Grasso. Once the bout went to the ground, Suarez got her back and it was only a matter of time before she secured the choke. In earlier women's action Andrea Lee made her UFC debut a successful one taking a decision from Veronica Macedo. Macedo had her moments but it was Lee's aggression and strong clinch game combined with some good work on the ground that got her the unanimous decision. Also Poliana Botelho scored a big win over previously unbeaten Syuri Kondo as Kondo could not recover from a hard kick to the body and Botelho followed up and got the stoppage. Here are all your results and our Of The Night Awards.
1. Lightweight: Claudio Puelles (9-2) defeated Felipe Silva (8-2) via Tapout (Kneebar) at 2:27 of Round 3.
2. Bantamweight: Frankie Saenz (13-5) defeated Henry Briones (19-8-1) via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/30-26). We scored it 30-27 Saenz.
3. Featherweight: Enrique Barzola (16-3-1) defeated Brandon Davis (9-4) via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-26/30-26). We scored it 30-27 Barzola.
4. Featherweight: Gabriel Benitez (21-7) defeated Humberto Bandenay (14-5, 1NC) via KO at :39 of Round 1.
5. Strawweight: Poliana Botelho (7-1) defeated Syuri Kondo (6-1) via TKO at :33 of Round 1.
6. Flyweight: Alexander Pantoja (19-3) defeated Brandon Moreno (14-5) via Unanimous Decision (30-26/30-26/29-27). We scored it 29-28 Pantoja.
7. Welterweight: Michel Prazares (25-2) defeated Zak Cummings (21-6) via Split Decision (29-28/28-29/29-28). We scored it 29-28 Prazares.
8. Welterweight: Vicente Luque (13-6-1) defeated Chad Laprise (14-3) via KO at 4:15 of Round 1.
9. Flyweight: Andrea Lee (9-2) defeated Veronica Macedo (5-2-1) via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/30-27). We scored it 30-27 Lee.
10. Bantamweight: Guido Cannetti (8-4) defeated Diego Rivas (7-2) via Unanimous Decision (29-28/29-28/29-28). We scored it 29-28 Rivas.
11. Light Heavyweight: Dominick Reyes (9-0) defeated Jared Cannonier (10-4) via TKO at 2:55 of Round 1.
12. Strawweight: Tatiana Saurez (7-0) defeated Alexa Grasso (10-2) via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:44 of Round 1.
13. Welterweight: Kamaru Usman (13-1) defeated Demian Maia (25-9) via Unanimous Decision (50-45/49-46/49-46). We scored it 49-46 Usman.
Submission of the Night: Claudio Puelles
Knockout of the Night: Gabriel Benitez
Fight of the Night: Guido Cannetti vs Diego Rivas