Jared Gordon

Jared “Flash” Gordon gets his hand raised in dominant performance against Chris Fishgold at UFC on ESPN 13

The action continues on “Fight Island” as UFC on ESPN 13 kicks off tonight, Wednesday, July 13.

Just four days removed from UFC 251, the promotion returns to the Flash Forum on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.
The event is headlined by ranked featherweights Calvin Kattar and Dan Ige. A flyweight matchup between Ryan Benoit and Tim Elliott will serve as the co-main event.
In a prelim bout in the featherweight division, Jared ” Flash” Gordon (15-4   3-3 UFC) takes on Chris Fishgold  (18-3-1, 1-2 UFC).  Gordon had some issues with his corner as all of his coaches have tested positive for Covid 19.  His long time friend and training partner Paul “the Irish Dragon” Felder has been given permission to leave the desk as commentator to work his corner.  Here is how the fight went down…

Round 1

First minute of the fight and both guys are just feeling each other out. Attempted knee from Fishgold doesn’t land. Gordon with a body kick. Gordon ducks a right cross and clenches and shoots for the takedown with Fishgold scrambling. Back to the feet and they exchange knees. Fishgold jumps guard looking for the guillotine and has it pretty snug as Gordon is fighting to get out. Gordon escapes and is in side control looking for the crucifix. Gordon on top now with a minute left in the round in the guard of Fishgold. Gordon landing some good ground and pound including a nice hammer-fist as the bell rings

 

MyMMANews scores the round 10-9 Gordon

Round 2

Early takedown for Gordon as he continues to look for the crucifix while landing some ground strikes and now is looking for an armbar. He had to let it go and is now in the full guard of Fishgold. Gordon is dominating the position right now forcing Fishgold to completely fight defensively from his back. Jared continuing to posture up and land some blows to the head. Gordon has been in control and scoring for the majority of the round. Another impressive round from Flash

 

MyMMANews scores the round 10-9 Gordon

Round 3

Fishgold comes out and definitely looks desperate. He knows he needs to finish to win this fight. Fishgold shoots but a nice sprawl from Gordon. Back to the feet as Fishgold throws a combination that doesn’t land. Gordon using the jab effectively as Fishgold shoots again unsuccessfully and Jared Gordon is on top landing more punishing strikes to the side of Fishgold’s head. Gordon dominating right now and making it look easy. The strike total is lopsided as Gordon is punishing his opponent.  You can see the redness all over Fishgold’s head and face from the nasty ground and pound. The fight ends with Gordon still on top landing hard punches and elbows.

 

MyMMANews scores the round 10-8

 

Official results  Jared Gordon wins via unanimous decision 30-26 on all judges scorecards

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 16: Jared Gordon punches Chris Fishgold of England in their featherweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 16, 2020 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

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