21 June 2020 02:35
The UFC Vegas 3 event is underway and the preliminary portion just ended with longtime veterans Clay Guida and Bobby Green going the distance. Other finishes on the prelims include Marc-Andre Barriault picking up a second round TKO on Oskar Piechota, and Gillian Robertson achieving a late rear-naked choke on Cortney Casey. Opening up the show, UFC lightweight Austin Hubbard turned up on promotional newcomer Max Rohskopf in the second round. In open space, Torres was throwing her volume and even started to hit for takedowns of her own towards the end of the round. Van Buren closed the distance and started to pursue a takedown, but Torres was able to remain vertical.
Van Buren tried to clinch up against the cage in hopes of finding a takedown, but Torres fought hard to stay on her feet. The pressure began to wear on Piechota, as Barriault began to land more often towards the end of the round. Piechota sat back and landed some clean counter punches, but ended up giving up a takedown. Casey came out looking to strike from range, but Robertson wanted the takedown. Casey let her hands go in the second round, tagging Robertson with some crisp boxing.
After landing a flurry, Modafferi closed the distance and clinched up with Lauren against the fence. Modafferi came out aggressive in the final act, looking to land elbows on the inside. She was catching Modafferi as she was coming in, and then ended the round with a late takedown. Hubbard escaped the leg lock attempts and stood back to his feet and landed a solid blow before the bell. He slowly pressed forward behind leg kicks, and then started to land with his hands. Also on the main card is a women's bantamweight bout between Raquel Pennington and Marion Reneau, a welterweight bout between Belal Muhammad and Lyman Good, and the main card opener sees Jim Miller in his 35th UFC bout as he takes on Roosevelt Roberts. Also on the preliminary card is a women's flyweight bout as Tecia Torres looks to get back into the win column against Brianna Van Buren, a pivotal women's flyweight bout between Roxanne Modafferi and Lauren Murphy, and the night kicks off with the UFC debut of arguably the best prospect in the sport, Max Rohskopf. Hubbard escapes and lands a knee to the body as they stand. Rohskopf grabs a single leg and goes for the takedown and they scramble to the mat and Rohskopf is looking for a heel hook. Hubbard lands a flurry ending with a right hand. Hubbard with a leg kick and follows it with a nice right hand. Murphy lands a leg kick early. Modafferi looking hard for the takedown against the fence but Murphy defends and they break. Modafferi lands a right hand. Murphy lands a right hand as Modafferi was coming forward. Murphy lands a right hand and Modafferi wobbles. Murphy with a leg kick as Modafferi lands a combo. They clinch against the fence and Modafferi looking for a takedown. Murphy reverses and gets her own big takedown and starts landing punches. Murphy lands a right hand. Modafferi lands a flurry as she pushes Murphy against the fence. Modafferi comes forward with punches and Murphy lands a right hand. Murphy lands some punches and then gets a takedown and ends the round on top. They trade punches in close range and Jaynes lands a right hand. Casey lands early and Robertson gets a takedown. Piechota landing some punches as Barriault is coming forward. They trade punches and Barriault pushes Piechota against the fence and lands a short uppercut. Barriault lands a punch as he comes in for a clinch but they break. Barriault keeps coming forward as both look to land in the second. Piechota lands an uppercut as Barriault shoots for a takedown and gets it. Piechota lands a right hand. Barriault lands a right hand. Torres with a leg kick and Van Buren grabs it and pushes it against the fence. They break and trade and Torres rushes in with punches and they tie up against the fence. Torres with a high kick and follows it with a right hand and Van Buren grabs the clinch. They trade in the clinch and Torres lands on the break. Torres with more body kicks and lands a right hand. Torres with a body kick followed by a flurry of punches. Torres lands a nice left hand tha stuns Van Buren. Torres with a late flurry against the fence and lands a head kick. Van Buren with a leg kick and Torres comes firing with a combo and lands. Van Buren lands a left hand. Torres with a body kick and lands against the fence. Van Buren looks for a takedown and lands a back elbow. Torres lands and they clinch against the fence. Torres lands a combo as they break and starts throwing lots of punches and kicks at the end. They break and Guida goes for a takedown and Green lands a knee to the body. Green with a right hand as Guida comes forward. They trade and Guida gets a takedown and looks for the back. Guida with a leg kick as Green lands a right hand. Green with a front kick that lands right on the chin of Guida. Guida goes for a takedown but Green defends it with a knee. Green with a left hand and follows it with knees to the body. Guida with a takedown attempt and Green is landing punches as he defends. Guida lands a right hand and then scores a takedown. Guida looking for a takedown but Green defending and lands some body punches as he defends. Green lands punches as the fight ends. Muhammad gets up and Good lands punches and then Muhammad grabs the body to recover. They break and Good with a knee to the body and then some punches. Reneau with a right hand as Pennington lands a leg kick. They each land knees and Pennington lands a right hand on the break. They trade to start and then clinch and Pennington lands some knees to the body. Pennington gets to her feet and Pennington is on top now and lands some punches. Pennington lands some punches as Reneau gets to her feet. Pennington with an elbow and now Reneau lands some body punches. Pennington looks for a takedown and Reneau landing some elbows as the round ends. Pennington with a Thai clinch and lands some knees to the body.