Darren Elkins is a bloody mess throughout UFC Combat Night time 172
Darren Elkins bleeds throughout each combat, and Saturday’s scrap with Nate Landwehr on the VyStar Veterans Memorial Area in Jacksonville, Florida was no completely different.
Within the prelim scrap from UFC Combat Night time 172, that would have received Combat of the Night time, Elkins had his moments. He appeared to do strong work together with his jab, although he was rocked a few occasions in the course of the second and third rounds.
Over the course of the combat, his face seemed like 5 miles of dangerous highway because the scar tissue broke beneath Landwehr’s punches.
GettyJACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – MAY 16: Darren Elkins battles Nate Landwehr (not pictured) of their featherweight combat in the course of the UFC Combat Night time occasion at VyStar Veterans Memorial Area on Might 16, 2020, in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photograph by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC through Getty Photographs)
Landwehr received the primary win of his UFC profession and was yelling Dana Whites now in the course of the second spherical. He didn’t get a bonus for his hassle, however he virtually definitely earned himself one other combat. Let’s take a look at the opposite memorable photos from UFC Combat Night time 172.
The Thrill of Victory and the Agony of Defeat
GettyJACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – MAY 16: Dan Ige celebrates after his split-decision victory over Edson Barboza of their featherweight combat in the course of the UFC Combat Night time occasion at VyStar Veterans Memorial Area on Might 16, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photograph by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC through Getty Photographs)
You wish to see a picture that captures the adulation a fighter feels once they get the nod in an in depth combat and the crushing feeling the loser absorbs on the opposite finish of that call? Check out the picture of Dan Ige, the winner on the left, and Edson Barboza, the loser on the fitting.
To supply some context, this was Ige’s greatest win. Barboza is near legend standing and has solely misplaced to probably the most revered fighters in his weight area, and he has crushed a lot of them. Beating him was huge for Ige.
Barboza got here into this combat on a two-fight shedding streak. He’d by no means misplaced three in a row in his profession. He dropped all the way down to featherweight for the bout, and there was lots on the road for him. He appeared to win the primary spherical on the energy of a knockdown. The second body was shut, however two judges noticed it in favor of Ige, whereas all three thought he received the third.
It was an in depth combat that would have gone both method, but it surely’s simple to know Barboza’s ache.
ESPNMarlon Vera is having none of Tune Yadongs post-fight handshake.
As we noticed, shedding can harm in blended martial arts. Some deal with it higher than others. We noticed the destructive facet when Marlon “Chito” Vera stiffed China’s Tune Yadong after their bout on Saturday evening.
Tune was awarded the unanimous-decision victory from the three judges. It was one other shut combat with each males having moments.
After the choice, Tune went to shake Vera’s hand, and the picture above exhibits the latter snatching away to disclaim the sportsmanlike gesture. That wasn’t cool. For the file, I scored the combat for Vera, however Tune wasn’t one of many judges. Why take it out on him?
GettyJACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – MAY 16: Alistair Overeem (L) of Nice Britain consuls Walt Harris (R) of the USA after their Heavyweight bout throughout UFC Combat Night time at VyStar Veterans Memorial Area on Might 16, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photograph by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Photographs)
In the primary occasion, Alistair Overeem scored an upset victory through second-round TKO over Walt Harris. This was Harris’ first combat since his daughter was murdered in 2019, and virtually all the blended martial arts neighborhood was behind him.
He didn’t come out on prime on Saturday, however he deserves credit score for his braveness and resilience. In probably the most sportsmanlike method, Overeem consoled his opponent after the crushing defeat.