UFC on ESPN+ 2

UFC on ESPN+ 2: Moraes taps Assuncao, Aldo stops Moicano

Aldo provides one more thrilling finish for Brazilian crowd

Marlon Moraes and Jose Aldo provided spectacular finishes in their respective bouts at UFC on ESPN+ 2 in Fortaleza, Brazil Saturday evening.

Moraes (22-5-1) submitted Raphael Assuncao (27-6-0) with an impressive guillotine choke at 3:17 of the first round after knocking down Assuncao with some well placed power shots. The win not only redeems the earlier split-decision loss to Assuncao in 2017, but sends a big warning shot to champion T.J. Dillashaw, who recently lost to flyweight champion Henry Cejudo.

Meanwhile in the co-main event, Jose Aldo (28-4-0) produced a vintage performance, overwhelming Moicano (12-2-1) with big power shots and a knee, which backed up Moicano near the cage and forced referee Jerin Valel to call the bout at 44 seconds of the second round.

https://twitter.com/ufc/status/1091917598755774464

Moraes, Aldo, Johnny Walker, and Charles Oliveira all earned performance bonuses worth $50,000 USD apiece.

Kenai Andrews checks in with his thoughts on the main card.

In case you missed the prelims:

ROGERIO BONTORIN DEF. MAGOMED BIBULATOV VIA SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

SAID NURMAGOMEDOV DEF. RICARD RAMOS VIA TKO (SPINNING BODY KICK AND PUNCHES) R1 2:28

GERALDO DE FREITAS DEF. FELIPE COLARES VIA UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)

JAIRZINHO ROZENSTRUICK DEF. JUNIOR ALBINI VIA TKO (HEAD KICK AND PUNCHES) R2 0:54

THIAGO ALVES DEF. MAX GRIFFIN VIA SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

MARA ROMERO BORELLA DEF. TALIA SANTOS VIA SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

MARKUS PEREZ DEF. ANTHONY HERNANDEZ VIA TECH SUBMISSION (ANACONDA CHOKE) R2 1:07

MAIN CARD 

LIVINHA SOUZA VS. SARAH FROTA

 

WINNER: LIVINHA SOUZA VIA SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

ANDREWS PREDICTION: LIVINHA SOUZA VIA SUBMISSION

Andrews: Even though Frota missed weight, she gave Souza a handful to think about, freezing her several times with key strikes. But Souza got the takedown and did just enough to win.

JOHNNY WALKER VS. JUSTIN LEDET

 

WINNER: JOHNNY WALKER VIA TKO (HEADKICK) R1 0:15

ANDREWS PREDICTION: JOHNNY WALKER VIA TKO

Andrews: Wow! A star is born.

CHARLES OLIVIERIA VS. DAVID TEYMUR

 

WINNER: CHARLES OLIVEIRA VIA SUBMISSION R2 0:55

ANDREWS PREDICTION: CHARLES OLIVEIRA VIA SUBMISSION

Andrews: Oliveira did it again. Dragged Teymur to the ground and got the tap. Excellent win.

#8 DEMIAN MAIA VS. LYMAN GOOD 

https://twitter.com/ufc/status/1091886911558320128

 

WINNER: DEMIAN MAIA VIA SUBMISSION (REAR-NAKED CHOKE) R2 0:44

ANDREWS PREDICTION: LYMAN GOOD VIA UD

Andrews: Give Maia credit. I thought he wouldn’t have enough in the tank, but he got the grip and neutralized Good big time. Great win.

#2 JOSE ALDO VS. #5 RENATO CARNIERO

UFC on ESPN+ 2

WINNER: JOSE ALDO VIA TKO (PUNCHES) R2 0:44

ANDREWS PREDICTION: RENATO MOICANO VIA TKO

Andrews: I really thought Moicano would upset Aldo, but to his credit Aldo provided a UFC 142 performance. Well done.

MAIN EVENT 

#3 RAPHAEL ASSUNCAO VS. #4 MARLON MORAES

 

WINNER: MARLON MORAES VIA SUBMISSION (GUILLOTINE CHOKE) R1 3:17

ANDREWS PREDICTION: MARLON MORAES VIA UD

Andrews: Moraes becomes the first to finish Assuncao. Spectacular victory and title shot earned.

@kenaiandrews

Categories
ExtrafeaturenewsUFC

Kenai is a former Postmedia Network news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

RELATED BY