The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to us tonight, July 9, 2022, for UFC Vegas 58, going down live from the UFC Apex in Enterprise, Nevada.
Headlining the event is a pair of ranked lightweights in former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos (no. 7) and multi-time kickboxing world champion Rafael Fiziev (no. 10).
Co-headlining is a middleweight showcase between relative unknown talents Caio Borralho and Armen Petrosyan.
Our second contest of the night came in the light-heavyweight division between highly touted prospect Kennedy Nzechukwu and former professional kickboxer Karl Roberson.
Continue reading to see how this light-heavyweight encounter went down:
Official Result: Kennedy Nzechukwu def. Karl Roberson via TKO (elbows) at 2:19 of round three
Roberson opens up the bout with a thunderous round kick to the body. But the pressure of Nzechukwu, or at least it appeared to be the pressure, forced a takedown shot out of Roberson.
Though he’s unable to secure it, Roberson readjusts and continues to try for it, only to be reversed along the fence and taken down himself. Nzechukwu spends the rest of the first absolutely mauling Roberson.
The second round is quite similar to the first, as Roberson again opens up with a nasty body kick. Nzechukwu shoots on a takedown immediately following however and secures it.
Roberson was able to get up twice in the first round after being taken down, but he wasn’t able to this time, as he spent well over four minutes either on his back or sitting up along the fence as Nzechukwu towered over him.
Nzechukwu secures a double leg about 20 seconds into the third and jumps straight to mount. After attempting an arm-triangle choke that Roberson defended, Nzechukwu takes his back and reigns down some vicious elbows for the finish.
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