Nate Landwehr upsets David Onama at UFC San Diego.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to us tonight, August 13, 2022, for UFC on ESPN 41, going down live from the Pechanga Arena in San Diego, California.
Headlining the event is a match up of bantamweight contenders, as former multi-time WEC & UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz (no. 8) faces Marlon Vera (no. 5) in the main event of the evening.
Co-headlining the event is a featherweight clash between former M-1 Challenge featherweight champion Nate Landwehr (15-4) and former FAC featherweight champion David Onama (10-1).
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Continue reading to see how this featherweight co-main event went down:
Official Result: Nate Landwehr def. David Onama via majority decision (28-28, 29-27, 29-27)
Two things are evident once this bout begins, Onama has the power advantage, and he’s also the faster party of the two. He cracks Landwehr with a number of hard shots throughout the first round, and viciously drops Landwehr with about 90 seconds left in the round.
After jumping to mount in search of the finish, Landwehr spins into Onama’s guard and lands a couple elbows before Onama is back to his fight.
Onama does appear to be tired going into the second round though, and with ten minutes left against Landwehr, this could turn into a long night for him.
Landwehr absolutely goes to work in the second, just out-working Onama with a relentless pace, as he always does. He’s a straight up dog. Landwehr nearly secures an anaconda choke twice during the middle stretch, but regardless of Onama’s fatigue, he was wise to it and stayed in the fight.
Despite Onama landing some serious shots in the third round, Landwehr hangs in there and continues to out-work him. On three separate occasions, Landwehr was on top of Onama, and he got right up to continue striking. That’s something we’ve really never seen, and he did it a number of times. Landwehr didn’t want this moment to end.
After Onama severely out-struck Landwehr in the first, Landwehr severely out-struck him in the second and third.
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