Pedro Munhoz suffers finger in the eye and fight with Sean O’Malley ends ‘without result’ at UFC 276

The opening of the main card of UFC 276 , an event held this Saturday (2), ended in a bitter way. In the second round, while the duel was still balanced, the Brazilian suffered a finger in the eye from Sean O’Malley and was unable to continue in the fight. After medical attention, referee Jason Herzog ruled it unintentional and declared the match ‘no result’.

Thus, Pedrinho can not win again in the organization and lives a series of three fights – two defeats and a ‘no contest’. He has 19 wins, seven setbacks and a ‘no result’ fight.

O’Malley, on the other hand, can’t make a jump in the bantamweight division (up to 61.2kg.) and has 15 positive results and one negative, in addition to the frustrating outcome at UFC 276 .

The fight

The two athletes started kicking low. O’Malley measured the distance to enter the range of action, while Munhoz aimed to approach by combinations. Pedro kicked well in the calf and saw his rival getting more static in the octagon. Sean, in turn, provoked the Brazilian and even landed blows to the waistline before the end of the round.

With plastic style, O’Malley landed the most number of punches in the beginning of the round, in addition to finding the distance well with straight punches and kicks. In an attempt to get closer to strike, Pedro was stabbed in the eye and, after being evaluated by a doctor, he did not continue in the clash.

Robbie Lawler starts well but feels tired and is knocked out standing by Bryan Barbarena

B. Barbarena (right) knocked out R. Lawler (left) at UFC 276 . Photo: Playback/Instagram @ufc

Sensational! In a veteran fight on the main card of UFC 276 , Robbie Lawler had a fight marked by frank striking, but was defeated by Bryan Barbarena in the second round. The former welterweight champion (up to 77kg.) was knocked out while standing and didn’t even give an interview in the Octagon.

The fight started off strong, with great exchanges between the athletes. Lawler marked the distance and hurt Barbarena by the fence. Bryan, however, didn’t take it easy and counter-punched frequently. The fight continued at a high level in the short distance, with both athletes being injured until the end of the round.

The pace has not slowed. Still under great control and pressure, Lawler ‘left over’ with combinations in the range of action. Barbarena, who continued in her stance, stopped betting on the grid after a nosebleed and went for the ‘all or nothing’, making Robbie feel. Bryan spectacularly recovered and knocked out the former champion on his feet.

Lawler now has a record of 29 wins, 16 losses and a ‘no result’ fight. Barbarena has a record of 18 wins and eight setbacks.

Jalin Turner defeats Brad Riddell with lightning submission at the end of the preliminary card

J. Turner used the guillotine to overcome B. Riddell. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram @ufc.

Couldn’t even sweat. At the end of the preliminary card, Jalin Turner put on a real show in the match against Brad Riddell . After a strong start in striking, the American used jiu-jitsu to overcome the New Zealander with a guillotine choke in the first round. The duel was valid for the lightweight division (up to 70.3kg.).

With that, Turner gets his fifth straight win. Hired by the ‘Contender Series’, the American has a record of 11 wins and two setbacks.

Riddell, on the other hand, gets complicated in the organization and suffers his second loss in a row. The New Zealander, who has already had a good time at the company, has a cartel of ten positive results and three negative ones.

UFC 276 results

MAIN CARD  (23:00 GMT)

Middleweight (up to 83.9kg.):  Israel Adesanya  vs  Jared Cannonier  – Fight for the belt

Featherweight (up to 65.7 kg.):  Alexander Volkanovski  vs  Max Holloway  – Fight for the belt

Middleweight (up to 83.9kg.):  Sean Strickland  vs  Alex Poatan

Welterweight (up to 77kg.): Bryan Barberena defeated Robbie Lawler by TKO (punches) at 4:47 of R2

Bantamweight (up to 62.1kg.): Pedro Munhoz x Sean O’Malley ended ‘No Result’ after illegal strike (finger in the eye)

PRELIMINARY CARD  (7 pm, Brasília time)

Lightweight (up to 70.3kg.):  Jalin Turner  defeated  Brad Riddell  via submission (guillotine choke) at 45s of R1

Lightweight (up to 70.3kg.):  Jim Miller  submitted  Donald Cerrone  with a guillotine choke at 1m32s from R2

Welterweight (up to 77kg.):  Ian Garry  defeated  Gabe Green  by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Middleweight (up to 83.9kg.): Dricus Du Plessis defeated Brad Tavares by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Middleweight (up to 83.9kg.): André Sergipano defeated Uriah Hall by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Flyweight (up to 52.7kg.): Maycee Barber defeated Jessica Eye by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Bantamweight (up to 61.2kg.): Julija Stoliarenko defeated Jessica Rose-Clark via submission (armbar) at 42s of R1

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