UFC 301 outcomes: Michel Pereira rapidly dispatches Ihor Potieria with aptitude for eighth win in a row

by Christina S. Brown
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Ever the showman, you’ll be able to’t cease Michel Pereira, you’ll be able to solely hope to include him.

Ihor Potieria may do neither Saturday night time as Pereira earned a fast submission in 54 seconds for his eighth win in a row Saturday night time at UFC 301 in Rio de Janeiro. Pereira left little doubt based mostly on his dominant efficiency; the one query was whether or not the end result would stand.

Pereira (31-11 MMA, 9-2 UFC) got here out and rapidly dropped Potieria (21-6 MMA, 2-4 UFC) with a one-two mixture. At that second, in true Pereira style, he determined to backflip onto his shocked opponent. Potieria tried to rapidly get again to his toes however left himself open for a standing guillotine choke that Pereira locked in tight, forcing the faucet simply earlier than Potieria fell to sleep.

Afterward, fee officers appeared to overview the backflip and whether or not or not Pereira landed an unlawful knee to the top of a grounded opponent on the backflip. Replay confirmed it was shut however in the end dominated a authorized strike that landed on the shoulder.

With the victory, Pereira continues to be on a roll as he hasn’t misplaced in practically 4 years, along with his most up-to-date three bouts lasting not than 66 seconds.

Up-to-the-minute UFC 301 outcomes embody:

  • Michel Pereira def. Ihor Potieria through submission (standing guillotine choke) – Spherical 1, 0:54
  • Caio Borralho def. Paul Craig through knockout (punch) – Spherical 2, 2:10
  • Joanderson Brito def. Jack Shore through TKO (physician’s stoppage) – Spherical 2, 3:35
  • Iasmin Lucindo def. Karolina Kowalkiewicz through unanimous choice (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Myktybek Orolbai def. Elves Brener through unanimous choice (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
  • Drakkar Klose def. Joaquim Silva through unanimous choice (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Mauricio Ruffy def. Jamie Mullarkey through TKO (strikes) – Spherical 1, 4:42
  • Dione Barbosa def. Ernesta Kareckaite through unanimous choice (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Ismael Bonfim def. Vinc Pichel through unanimous choice (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Alessandro Costa def. Kevin Borjas through TKO (ground-and-pound) – Spherical 2, 1:35

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