Waldo Cortes-Acosta remains undefeated, conquers Chase Sherman at UFC Vegas 65

Waldo Cortes-Acosta improves to 5-0 in 2022 at UFC Vegas 65

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to us today, November 19, 2022, for UFC Vegas 65, going down live from the UFC Apex in Enterprise, Nevada. Click here for UFC Vegas 65 results.

Headlining the event was expected to be a pair of heavyweight contenders in no. 7 ranked Derrick Lewis (26-10) and no. 12 ranked Serghei Spivac (15-3). However, Lewis was forced to withdraw from the bout for undisclosed reasons the day of, and the event is now to be headlined by a light-heavyweight affair between Ion Cutelaba (16-8-1) and Kennedy Nzechukwu (10-3).

Our feature fight of the evening came in the heavyweight division between Chase Sherman (16-10) and Waldo Cortes-Acosta (8-0).

Sherman just snapped a four-fight losing skid back in July with a knockout win over Jared Vanderaa, while Cortes-Acosta just won his UFC debut against Vanderaa less than one month ago at UFC Vegas 63, a bout he was also the feature fight in.

Continue reading to see how this heavyweight affair went down:

Official Result: Waldo Cortes-Acosta def. Chase Sherman via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Sherman gets to work by consistently sticking that jab of his in Cortes-Acosta’s face, and quickly begins following them up with leg kicks. His leg kicks are effecting Cortes-Acosta early on, much like Vanderaa’s did last month.

Cortes-Acosta tries to counter some of them by coming into Sherman’s range throwing heavy leather, but it’s not been effective through the first five minutes.

Sherman secures a beautiful trip from double underhook position in the final ten seconds of the opening round.

The second round showcases a much different story however; Sherman neglects the leg kicks that won him the first round, and Cortes-Acosta begins to really tag him up on the feet with his hands.

Cortes-Acosta nearly gets Sherman out of there in the final minute of the second round, though Sherman’s durability holds up and they go into the third and final round.

Round three is more of the same, though Sherman doesn’t get wobbled, and he throws some leg kicks here and there.

Cortes-Acosta checks the majority of them however, and he continues to out-strike Sherman until the final bell.

Sherman doubled up on strikes in the first round, Cortes-Acosta landed five times the amount of strikes as Sherman in the second, and he triples up on Sherman’s strikes in the third.

Waldo Cortes-Acosta is now 9-0 as a professional with this victory, as he improves to 2-0 inside the octagon in just three weeks time. Following victory on Dana White’s Contender Series in August, this year couldn’t have gone much better for him, as he improves to 5-0 in 2022 at UFC Vegas 65.

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