The Adirondack Bank Center in Utica, New York, was home to a mediocre night of fights, with four (T)KOs, three submissions, and five decisions, including one split-decision.
Gregor Gillespie submitted Vinc Pichel in the second round of the UFC Utica main event.
The UFC Utica co-main event witnessed Gregor Gillespie dominating Vinc Pichel in the grappling department, ultimately coming up with a second round submission. Gillespie had an awesome opening round, scoring multiple takedowns and forcing Pichel to defend a lot of the time.
Colby Covington had some choice words for both Darren Till and Stephen Thompon’s performance at UFC Liverpool last weekend.
UFC Liverpool’s main event fight between Darren Till and Stephen Thompson was not exactly an exciting one. Both were criticized for essentially point-fighting and being overly cordial with each other, as well as the judging that led many, including “Wonderboy”, to believe that it was swayed by the pro-Till crowd in attendance.
Dana White defended the UFC’s decision to keep CM Punk on the UFC 225 main card.
MMA fans burst into outrage during the UFC Chile broadcast earlier this month when it was announced a pivotal heavyweight bout between Alistair Overeem and Curtis Blaydes had been bumped down to the UFC 225 preliminary card in favor of Holly Holm vs. Megan Anderson.