The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to us tonight, June 11, 2022, for UFC 275, going down live from the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore.
The event is headlined by UFC light heavyweight champion Glover Teixeira (33-7), who aims to defend his title for the first time tonight against former Rizin light heavyweight champion Jiri Prochazka (28-3-1).
It is also co-headlined by a championship affair, this one between UFC women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko (22-3), who looks to make the seventh-straight defense of her crown tonight opposing Taila Santos (19-1).
Opening up the main card tonight was a welterweight encounter between Jack Della Maddalena (11-2) and Ramazan Emeev (20-5). Continue reading to see how this clash of prospects went down:
Official Result: Jack Della Maddalena def. Ramazan Emeev via TKO (punches) at 2:32 of round one
Emeev opens up the bout with some crisp boxing, to our surprise, and Della Maddalena returns with some punches of his own. Emeev appears to be a little sharper in the earlier goings though, and coming from a wrestler, is perhaps not what Della Maddalena expected.
Emeev shoots on a single leg, and while the Australian initially stuffs it, he’d end up locked into an anaconda choke at the end of the scramble. Emeev secures the choke and comes close to finishing the fight with it, but Della Maddalena is able to work his way out and get back to his feet.
Della Maddalena then begins to pick up where he left off in his UFC debut, getting his nasty boxing combinations going, and back-to-back shovel hooks to the body of Emeev finished the fight.
For Della Maddalena to come into this fight as the A-side with just one promotional fight, against a former M-1 champion with twice the experience he has, to secure a first-round finish against him. Jack Della Maddalena certainly has a very bright future in this sport.
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