Carlos Felipe gets decision win over Yorgan De Castro for first UFC win

Carlos Felipe gets decision win over Yorgan De Castro for first UFC win

The second stint of “Fight Island” continues with UFC on ESPN 16 tonight, Saturday, Oct. 3.

Headlining the event is a women’s bantamweight affair between former champion Holly Holm and Irene Aldana in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. The co-main event features heavyweights Yorgan De Castro and Carlos Felipe.

De Castro (6-1) suffered the first loss of his career in his last outing at UFC 249. In that fight, former NFL player Greg Hardy out worked De Castro on the way to a unanimous decision win. Now De Castro will look to get back in the win column in what will be the third UFC fight for the Dana White Contender Series alum.

Felipe (8-1) is also coming off the first loss of his career. The 25-year-old made his UFC debut earlier this year losing to Sergey Spivak.

Here’s how their fight went down with round-by-round scoring. For a full list of results, click here.

Round 1

Felipe is waiting for leg kicks and he’s coming out immediately raising his legs to try and check a kick.

De Castro goes high with a kick and it briefly lands. He follows up with some punches, but nothing really lands.

Both men are throwing heavy, but nothing sufficient is landing.

Felipe is coming forward and staying busy. De Castro has some swelling on his lead leg as Felipe has landed some nice leg kicks.

De Castro is now finding success with leg kicks.

Felipe is starting to get really busy as the round is in the final minute. He’s throwing punches in bunches and just keeps coming forward.

The round started off slow, but the second half of it things picked up. Felipe was the busier fighter and mostly coming forward and he takes the opening frame.

MyMMANews scores it 10-9 Felipe

Round 2

Both men come out swinging. De Castro landed a nice punch, but then Felipe lands some nice combos including a great body shot.

Following the strikes, Felipe goes to the clinch and pushes De Castro against the fence. When the clinch broke, Felipe lands a knee to the body.

De Castro now starts landing heavy shots and Felipe is trying to smile them off. After a few big shots, Felipe goes back to the clinch.

The clinch was broken by the referee after De Castro was holding onto the cage and did not following instructions to let go of the fence.
Felipe lands with the combo to the body again. Now Felipe is going back to the clinch.

De Castro breaks the clinch and starts landing shots including a body shot of his own. A few seconds later De Castro gets a kick to the body.

Felipe now goes with some heavy shots, goes to the clinch and this time he was grabbing the fence and the referee moved them apart after Felipe was not following instructions to let go.

Fun round. I think Felipe squeezes it out.

MyMMANews scores it 10-9 Felipe

Round 3

Felipe comes out swinging for the fences and lands some bombs.

De Casto now lands some nice jabs and shoots in for a takedown, but it is stuffed. De Castro now has Felipe pushed against the cage and after some inactively the referee brings them to the center of the octagon only for De Castro to grab Felipe and drive hime back into the cage. Once again the two are separated for inactively.

De Castro is going with the clinch again and once again they are separated and De Castro goes back again to the clinch. Felipe is talking this whole time begging De Castro to fight saying he’s doing nothing. The referee separates them again and it goes to the clinch and then they are separated again.

I’ve never seen a referee separate fighters some much, but De Castro just keeps going back to it and what do you know, the referee separates them again.

Can you score the round for a referee? Because he did the most action by separating the fighters every few seconds.

MyMMANews scores it 10-9 De Castro

MyMMANews scorecard: 29-28 Felipe

Result: Carlos Felipe defeats Yorgan De Castro by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

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