Now that the dust has settled, the entire world is talking about the conclusion to one of the most shocking and thrilling UFC main events in its history. Here at Made4Fighters, we’ve looked at the Rousey Vs. Holm match in detail, so in this post we’re going to look at the other main card results of what was, other than the stellar main event, a fascinating show in Melbourne, Australia.
Mark Hunt defeated Antonio Silva via TKO (3:44 round one)
A battle between two of the veterans of the circuit, and a rematch from UFC Fight Night ‘Hunt Vs Bigfoot’ which ended in a draw. Mark Hunt, the New Zealand native brought across with him a legion of fans, and they were in for a pretty tasty after-party after their fighter was able to rattle Silva early, and finish him off with a lethal combination midway through the first round. It’s a victory that will give Hunt the belief he can fight beyond his 42nd birthday, but in truth it was a saddening display from the once fearsome Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva, who has never been able to recover from a litany of operations in recent years. Magnanimous in defeat, however, Silva immediately congratulated his conqueror on social media:
— Antonio Pezao Silva (@BigfootSilva) November 15, 2015
Joanna Jedrzejczyk defeated Valerie Letourneau via unanimous decision
One of three fight’s which went the distance, Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s victory over her game opponent cemented her status as one of the most technically able strikers in the women’s division. Jedrzejczyk was able to comfortably outscore her French-Canadian opponent and retain both her UFC women’s strawweight championship, and her undefeated record. Jedrzejczyk was able to take all five rounds, utilising her high kick in efficient fashion and keeping Letourneau at safe distance. Letourneau deserves credit for lasting the distance despite suffering numerous effective blows to the body, but in the end wasn’t able to pose a serious threat for long enough against the talented Jedrzejczyk.
Robert Whittaker defeated Uriah Hall via unanimous decision
A clash of two seriously capable middleweights saw Whittaker, on the back of a scintillating run of results since his switch to the weight class, square off against Uriah Hall, who was fresh off the biggest win of his career against Gegard Mousasi. Whittaker again impressed in this bought with his explosive offense, able to unleash a flurry of powerful strikes at a moment’s notice. Hall showed impressive physical conditioning, and was able to alarm his opponent with dangerous punches, peppering Whittaker at key points; but in the edge the judges agreed that Whittaker held the edge for enough of the fight to award him another hugely step up the ladder; potentially opening doors to fights with a top 10 opponent in the future.
Jared Rosholt defeated Stefan Struve via unanimous decision
A lame performance from Struve in this one made for truthfully a disappointing bout. Rosholt dominated in terms of position throughout, but was unable to land anything of significance for much of the fight. When all was said and done, the judges decided to award Rosholt two out of three rounds, but neither fighter came away from this one with much credit; and Rosholt owes much to his opponent for being ineffective throughout.
UFC 193 broke attendance records for the company, and away from the main event and Rosholt/ Struve encounter, the fans who packed into the Etihad stadium enjoyed a solid card and a spectacular main event.
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