UFC 205 Prelims Live Coverage – Edgar Vs Stephens
Check out our UFC 205 prelims live coverage.
Yesterday, we gave our predictions for the biggest fights on UFC 205.
We’re going to cover UFC 205 in two posts. This post will be about the four prelim fights. And then a following post will be about the UFC 205 main card.
Vicente Luque Vs Belal Muhammad
Well, that was fast. Luque knocked him down with a left hook and landed shots on the ground before the fight was stopped.
Winner: Vicente Luque by way of 1st round TKO
Tim Boetsch Vs Rafael Natal
Boetsch landed a right hand and Natal already has a cut near his left eye. Natal was moving backward and trying to land kicks. Boetsch then landed a right hand on Natal up against the cage and dropped him and finished him on the ground quickly.
Winner: Tim Boetsch by way of 1st round TKO
Michael Johnson Vs Khabib Nurmagomedov
Johnson is staying busy, throwing tons of shots and landing. Nurmagomedov is blocking them with his face. Finally, Nurmagomedov took him down. He’s landing big punches and elbows on Johnson and Johnson can’t seem to do much from the bottom. Nurmagomedov is teeing off now. He pushed him up against the cage and Johnson can’t even fight back. Every time Johnson tries to post his arm to get up, Nurmagomedov pulls his arm back down and throws big lefts. Johnson is going to survive, but barely.
Nurmagomedov went for the takedown early in the round and Johnson fell to his back with a guillotine, which wasn’t the best idea. Khabib Nurmagomedov had him in the little brother position and was lighting him up. Johnson got in better position (I guess), which was similar to the same position that he ended up in the last round. Johnson’s barely holding on, but unless the position changes, he’ll probably last the round. He did. He got pounded again.
Sheesh. Nurmagomedov put him down again, put his arm behind his back and sunk in a deep kimura for the submission.
Winner: Khabib Nurmagomedov by way of 3rd round submission
Jeremy Stephens Vs Frankie Edgar
Crowd chanting to Stephens:
"Who the f*ck is that guy?"
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) November 13, 2016
Edgar won the round in close fashion. He outboxed him and stayed away from Stephens’ power.
Stephens caught him with some power shots and a big kick and Edgar looked like he had to adjust to it. He was wobbly. He weathered a little bit of a storm and then got a takedown. He sunk in one guillotine and then set up a second right as the bell sounded.
Edgar went for the takedown again and got it. Stephens tried to put him in a kimura, but didn’t have it. Edgar was working for a rear naked choke. Stephens is going for the haymakers and Edgar is staying in the pocket firing back 1-2s. This was a really good fight. I think Edgar is going to take it.
Winner: Frankie Edgar by way of unanimous decision
The scores were 30-27, 30-27, 29-28.