We take a look at who won UFC 265, and what the future may hold for the victors.
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Who Won UFC 265?
Who Won UFC 265?
UFC 265 was a highly anticipated event, and it did not disappoint. In the main event, Amanda Nunes defended her title against Valentina Shevchenko. Nunes won the fight by unanimous decision, with all three judges scoring the bout 49-46 in her favour.
In the co-main event, Francis Ngannou faced off against Jairzinho Rozenstruik. Ngannou won the fight by knockout in just 20 seconds, making it the fastest knockout in UFC history.
Other notable results from UFC 265 include:
– Aljamain Sterling defeated Cory Sandhagen via submission (rear-naked choke) in round one.
– Alexa Grasso defeated Yan Xiaonan via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).
– Mike Perry defeated Robbie Lawler via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).
Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko
Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko was a highly anticipated rematch from their first meeting at UFC 196 in 2016.
Nunes, who is the current UFC women’s bantamweight and featherweight champion, came into the fight as the consensus #1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world. Shevchenko, on the other hand, is a former Muay Thai world champion and had only lost twice in her MMA career – both times to Nunes.
The fight lived up to the hype, as both women put on a clinic for the 25 minutes they were in the octagon. In the end, it was Nunes who emerged victorious by unanimous decision, cementing her legacy as one of the greatest female fighters of all time.
Francis Ngannou vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
Francis Ngannou is the new UFC heavyweight champion after he defeated Jairzinho Rozenstruik via knockout in the second round at UFC 265. It was a rematch of their bout from last year, which Ngannou also won via knockout.
Cody Garbrandt vs. Takeya Mizugaki
UFC 265 featured a bantamweight bout between former champion Cody Garbrandt and Takeya Mizugaki. Garbrandt entered the fight with a record of 11-3, while Mizugaki came in at 30-12-2.
The fight was back and forth for the first two rounds, with neither fighter securing a significant advantage. In the third round, however, Garbrandt began to take control. He dropped Mizugaki with a right hand midway through the round, and then finished him off with ground and pound.
With the victory, Garbrandt has now won two straight fights.
Alexey Oleynik vs. Fabricio Werdum
On Saturday, Alexey Oleynik faced off against Fabricio Werdum in the heavyweight division at UFC 265. The Russian fighter won via submission in the second round.
Pedro Munhoz vs. Aljamain Sterling
In the bantamweight division, Pedro Munhoz fought Aljamain Sterling. The winner was Pedro Munhoz by split decision.
Mike Perry vs. Robbie Lawler
In the co-main event, Mike Perry took on Robbie Lawler in a welterweight bout. Perry was coming off a loss to Vicente Luque, while Lawler was coming off a win over Neil Magny.
The first round was all Perry, as he landed some big shots that hurt Lawler. The second round was more of the same, as Perry dropped Lawler with a left hand and then finished him off with some more ground and pound.
With the win, Perry improves to 15-8-0 and picks up his first win in the UFC since December of 2018. As for Lawler, he falls to 28-15-0 and has now lost three of his last four fights.
Michelle Waterson vs. Angela Hill
On Saturday, August 8, 2020, Angela “Overkill” Hill defeated Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson by split decision (29-28 x2, 28-29) in a highly competitive strawweight bout. The judges’ decision was split, with two awarding the victory to Hill and one giving the nod to Waterson.
Gilbert Burns vs. Dan Hooker
UFC 265 was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) that took place on August 7, 2020 at the UFC Apex facility in Enterprise, Nevada, part of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Area, United States.
The event was originally scheduled to take place at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Nevada, the bout was eventually shifted to the UFC Apex.
The main event featured a welterweight bout between former interim UFC Welterweight Champion Gilbert Burns and Dan Hooker. Burns won the bout via unanimous decision.
Marlon Moraes vs. Cory Sandhagen
In the main event of UFC 265, Marlon Moraes stepped into the Octagon to defend his bantamweight title against No. 2 ranked Cory Sandhagen. Moraes put on a dominant performance, winning by TKO in the second round.