20 December 2020 06:34
Zane Simon & Eddie Mercado are back to breakdown the UFC VEGAS 17: 'THOMPSON VS NEAL' event, which was broadcast from Las Vegas, Nevada's #UFCAPEX Center. The guys will have hot takes, possible next fights, as well as reactions to the overall event in the player above, or on our Bloody Elbow Presents YouTube Channel and BE Presents Podcast Network. (SPOILERS...) Tonight, Saturday, December 19th, 2020, in the main event of UFC Vegas 17, we had a main event featuring Stephen 'Wonderboy' Thompson vs. Geoff 'Handz of Steel' Neal. In our co-main event, we had fight veterans José Aldo 'Junior' vs.
Marlon 'Chito' Vera. Overall, this 12-bout card saw two swift finishes in Round 1, one submission, two exciting KO/TKO's, nine decisions, including our five round main event. Rounding things out, bonuses for putting forth POTN efforts went to Jimmy Flick, Rob Font, Marcin Tybura, and Stephen Thompson; FOTN honors went to no one tonight. What a night of fights we have to share with you! Also on the card, we had an exciting welterweight bout between Michel Pereira and Khaos Williams, which unexpectedly went to the judges scorecards.
Join us to discuss all the action... Here's a look at the UFC Vegas 17: 'THOMPSON VS NEAL' RESULTS & UPDATED FIGHT RECORDS: ESPN+ MAIN CARD | SAT. DEC 19 170lbs - Stephen Thompson (16-4) DEF. Geoff Neal (13-3) - DEC, Unanimous 135lbs - José Aldo (29-7) DEF. Marlon Vera (18-7) - DEC, Unanimous 170lbs - Michel Pereira (25-11) DEF. Khaos Williams (11-2) - DEC, Unanimous 9. 135lbs - Rob Font (18-4) DEF. Marlon Moraes (23-8) - KO/TKO, Punches at 3:47 of Rd 1 8. 265lbs - Marcin Tybura (21-6) vs. Greg Hardy (7-3) - KO/TKO, G & P at 4:31 of Rd 2, Total 9:31 FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) NONE PERFORMANCES OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) 1. Jimmy Flick 2. Rob Font 3. Marcin Tybura 4. Stephen Thompson ESPN+ PRELIMS | 4PM/1PM ETPT 7. 170lbs - Anthony Pettis (24-10) DEF. Alex Morono (18-7) - DEC, Unanimous 6. 135lbs - Pannie Kianzad (14-5) DEF. Sijara Eubanks (6-6) - DEC, Unanimous 5. 195lbs - Deron Winn (7-2) DEF. Antônio Arroyo (9-4) - DEC, Unanimous 4. 125lbs - Taila Santos (17-1) DEF. Gillian Robertson (9-5) - DEC, Unanimous 3. 185lbs - Tafon Nchukwi (5-0) DEF. Jamie Pickett (11-5) - DEC, Unanimous 2. 125lbs - Jimmy Flick (16-5) DEF. Cody Durden (11-3) - SUB, Triangle Choke at 3:18 of Rd 1 1. 160lbs - Christos Giagos (18-8) DEF. Carlton Minus (10-3) - DEC, Unanimous Cancelled Bouts since this card was announced: CANCELLED: 185 lbs - Deron Winn vs. Antônio Braga Neto: Braga Neto Withdrew Sean Brady: Brady Withdrew CANCELLED: 170 lbs - Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Chimaev: Edwards Tested Positive for COVID-19 CANCELLED: 155 lbs - Rick Glenn vs. Carlton Minus: Glenn Tested Positive for COVID-19 CANCELLED: 125 lbs - Tyson Nam vs. Matt Schnell: Schnell Withdrew CANCELLED: 125 lbs - Alexandre Pantoja vs. Manel Kape: Pantoja Withdrew CANCELLED: 170 lbs - Belal Muhammad vs. Dhiego Lima: Muhammad Tested Positive for COVID-19 CANCELLED: 205 lbs - Misha Cirkunov vs. Ryan Spann: Cirkunov Injury CANCELLED: 135 lbs - Drako Rodriguez vs. Aiemann Zahabi: Zahabi Tested Positive for COVID-19 CANCELLED again: 185 lbs - Karl Roberson vs. Dalcha Lungiambula: Roberson Tested Positive for COVID-19 again Well, fight fans, we have been with you now for 21 weeks of solid fights in a row since July 11th, now we get a three-week break until the UFC returns on January 16th in the New Year. In the meantime, be sure to watch for episodes of our 6th Round Retro Post-Fight Show planned for the next three Mondays, The Mookie & Crookie Show on Tuesdays, The Best of the C'Mon Now MMA Podcast on Wednesdays, some fun MMA Depressed-Us shows over the next three Thursdays and more of The Level Change Podcast... no promises, but there is even rumor of a Retrospective Show in some format about the Contender Series. In the meantime, HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Be sure to follow Zane - @TheZaneSimon & Eddie - @TheEddieMercado; follow @BloodyElbow on twitter for all the latest in MMA happenings. Bloody Elbow Presents is a mixed martial arts podcast network presented to you by Bloody Elbow... If you enjoy our show, give us a shout out in the comments here on Bloody Elbow, or give us a "like", share & subscribe over on whichever BE Presents Podcast Channel happens to be your listening platform of choice: SoundCloud, YouTube, iTunes & Apple TV, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Play, TuneIn, OverCast, or Player FM, & NOW AMAZON MUSIC! – While you're there, don't forget to subscribe to Bloody Elbow Presents; that way you'll always be the first to get all of BE's daily MMA offerings. For previous episodes of the show, check out our playlists on all of our BE Presents channels. Both fighters had their moments in the first two rounds as Aldo connected heavy blows in the body while Vera used his leg kicks to shut down all possible openings for the Brazilian. Stephen 'Wonderboy' Thompson kicks Geoff Neal in their welterweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC Apex on December 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photos: Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC