Sacramento, California is the site for UFC on Fox 22 and the main event will feature Paige VanZant against Michelle Waterson in a pivotal strawweight bout.
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Sage Northcutt will also meet Mickey Gall and Urijah Faber will have his final fight against Brad Pickett.
Here’s a look at the results and analysis:
Matchups Weight Class Results Bonus Bojan Velickovic vs. Sultan Aliev Welterweight Aliev by split decision (30-27×2, 28-29) Hector Sandoval vs. Fredy Serrano Flyweight Sandoval by unanimous decision (30-27×2, 29-28) Eddie Wineland vs. Takeya Mizugaki Men’s Bantamweight Leslie Smith vs. Irene Aldana Women’s Bantamweight Josh Emmett vs. Scott Holtzman Lightweight James Moontasri vs. Alex Morono Welterweight Bryan Barberena vs. Colby Covington Welterweight Cole Miller vs. Mizuto Hirota Featherweight Henrique da Silva vs. Paul Craig Light Heavyweight Alan Jouban vs. Mike Perry Welterweight Urijah Faber vs. Brad Pickett Men’s Bantamweight Sage Northcutt vs. Mickey Gall Welterweight Paige VanZant vs. Michelle Waterson Women’s Strawweight
Alieve Outwrestles Velickovic
Bojan Velickovic needed to keep his fight standing against Sultan Aliev. He failed to do that and Aliev controlled the fight with his superior strength and grappling. He scored three takedowns and he spent over nine minutes in top control.
To be frank, Aliev made this look easy.
Sandoval Shows Off Speed and Fight IQ
In front of his hometown crowd, the Team Alpha Male newcomer demonstrated excellent speed and surprisingly good grappling.
He easily defeated Colombian and former Olympia Fredy Serrano with more effective striking and a couple of timely takedowns.
Serrano has raw power and very impressive athleticism, but he’s still very raw as a mixed martial artist.
At 37 years old, there may not be enough time for him to improve the way he needs to.