UFC Fight Night London: Biggest Winners

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UFC Fight Night London: Biggest Winners

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Jack Hermansson

Jack Hermansson fought the exact right way against Chris Curtis to pick up the win. Hermansson used his reach to perfection by keeping Curtis on the outside using leg and body kicks along with a sharp jab. He didn’t try to force his wrestling after realizing Curtis could stop his takedown attempts; he went back to perimeter kickboxing to outpoint Curtis. Hermansson’s performance against Curtis is a perfect example of how a fighter should fight a new opponent on short notice, relying on your strengths and statistical advantages.  

Paddy Pimblett

Paddy, “The Baddy” Pimblett, stays patient in his fight against Jordan Leavitt and remains undefeated in the UFC. He weathered the storm of takedown attempts that Leavitt threw at him in the first round while also looking to set up his submission attempts in the first round as well. He showcased his high-level grappling once again as he could take Leavitt’s back in the second round and almost effortlessly sink in a rear naked choke to get his third straight finish win in the UFC. As impressive as Pimblett was inside the octagon, he was also remarkable in his post-fight interview. After losing a friend to suicide, he came into this fight and used his platform to spread awareness on men’s mental health, which earned me, and many others respect. 

Nikita Krylov

When people talk about the fight between Nikita Krylov and Alexander Gustafsson, I have heard more people talk about the fall of Gustafsson than how sharp Krylov looked. He came out firing immediately, clipped Gustafsson with his first punch, and then wouldn’t let up for the next minute until getting the TKO victory. Most thought that Krylov would use his wrestling ability to control the fight and rack up control time to win a decision or submission. Still, he proved he was also the superior striker to Gustaffson and most likely ended the career of UFC Legend Alexander Gustafsson. 

Molly McCann 

Lightning struck twice when Molly McCann landed her signature spinning back elbow to stun Hannah Goldy. Molly McCann has cemented herself as one of the most electrifying fighters in the UFC and now seems invincible in London. Her striking looks sharp, and she seems to be one of the division’s most powerful punchers. If she can keep this up as she rises the ranks and isn’t reliant on the London crowd, she could be a real contender for a title fight in the Women’s Flyweight division.

Jonathan Pearce

One of the most memorable things about Jonathan Pearce’s performance against Makwan Amirkhani was that Pearce got the first stoppage victory of the night after four straight fights that went the distance. Pearce survived the submission barrage that Amirkhani threw at him throughout round one by throwing violent elbows to slow Amirkhani down. This stopped Amirkhani from having the energy to return to his submission attack, and Pearce beat him down until the referee stepped in to stop the bout. 

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