COMMENTARY | UFC Fight Night 28 wasn't exactly a star-studded event, but that didn't make it any less entertaining thanks to the abundance of stoppages on the main card.
Here are the results of the UFC Fight Night 28 card held on Sept. 4, at the Mineirinho Arena in Belo Horizonte, Brazil:
Glover Teixeira def. Ryan Bader
Bader held his own against Teixeira, landing his share of decent shots during their tilt. However, he got overzealous after hurting Glover against the cage, and the Brazilian capitalized with a 2-3 combo, putting Bader on his backside. He followed up with a vicious mix of hammerfists, elbows, and punches, forcing referee Herb Dean to stop the contest at 2:55 of round one.
Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza def. Yushin Okami
Jacare wasn't playing around at UFC Fight Night 28, hurting Okami with a massive right, followed by a vicious barrage of punches against the cage. Yushin, miraculously, survived the onslaught, but Souza hurt him with another big right hand moments later, bringing the fight to an end with a salvo of punches on the ground at 2:57 of round one.
Joseph Benavidez def. Jussier da Silva
The Dwyane Ludwig infused Team Alpha Male knockout spree continued at UFC Fight Night 28, with Benavidez delivering his second consecutive knockout victory.
Joseph dropped Silva with a knee to the ribs, followed by some vicious hooks from side back mount, bringing the fight to an end at 3:07 of round one.
Piotr Hallmann def. Francisco Trinaldo
After a brief feeling out period, Trinaldo found his range, firing a series of vicious kicks which wobbled Piotr a few times, scoring extra points with a takedown at the end of the round one.
However, Hallmann regained his composure during the break, and he wisely decided to take things to the canvas early in round two.
He grounded Trinaldo, landed a few hard shots, then secured a kimura, forcing the tap at 3:50 of round two.
Rafael Natal def. Tor Troeng
Natal put on a solid performance at UFC Fight Night 28, dropping Troeng a couple of times during their encounter, proving to be the better grappler. To his credit, Troeng showed a lot of heart, surviving several tight spots where the fight could have been easily finished. But, at the end of the day, Natal was simply the better man.
The judges scored the fight 30-27, 29-28, and 30-27, all in favor of Natal.
Ali Bagautinov def. Marcos Vinicius Borges Pancini
The debuting Bagautinov got off to a slow start at UFC Fight Night 28, but he turned things around during the second round, landing a few takedowns and working in some ground-n-pound. Ali sealed the deal during the final round, hurting Pancini with a hard right, followed by a barrage of punches which forced referee Mario Yamasaki to step in and stop the action at 3:28 of round three.
Edimilson Souza def. Felipe Arantes (split decision)
Lucas Martins def. Ramiro Hernandez (rear-naked choke, round one)
Elias Silverio def. Joao Zeferino (unanimous decision)
Ivan Jorge def. Keith Wisniewski (unanimous decision)
Sean Spencer def. Yuri Villefort (split decision)
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