Ignacio Bahamondes picked up his first UFC victory in violent trend at UFC on ESPN 29 when he knocked Roosevelt Roberts out with a spinning wheel kick. The end got here at 4:55 of Round 3.
The battle served because the second battle on the UFC on ESPN 29 prelims. The occasion befell Saturday on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The predominant card aired on ESPN/ESPN+ after prelims on ESPN2/ESPN+.
For nearly all of the quarter-hour, Bahamondes (12-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) picked aside Roberts (10-3 MMA, 3-3 UFC) on the ft. Round 3, specifically, leaned in Bahamondes’ favor because the prolonged Chilean light-weight peppered Roberts’ physique with brutal punches. Roberts gingerly shot for takedowns, however to no avail.
A ceaselessly thrown kick by Bahamondes was the spinning again kick to the physique, so when he went excessive with a wheel kick, it caught Roberts off guard.
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) August 22, 2021
The win is Bahamondes’ first in two makes an attempt since his UFC contract-earning entrance kick knockout on Dana White’s Contender Series in 2020. As for Roberts, the defeat is his second in three fights. The two defeats bookend a no contest, which was initially a loss for Roberts that was overturned as a result of a constructive marijuana take a look at from his opponent Kevin Croom.
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