15 November 2020 04:44
The UFC Vegas 14 prelims were a mixed bag, but fans were treated to two possible Fight of the Night Contenders. Alex Morono and Rhys McKee scrambled for three hard rounds; meanwhile, Tony Gravely and Gerald De Freitas put together an exciting grappling match. Take a look below at Saturday's highlights. Kanako Murata def. Randa Markos by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Murata made Kazushi Sakuraba proud with a dominant grappling display against the veteran Markos on Saturday night.
Showing the power in her [email protected]_r_t_k_n_k is displaying no Octagon jitters early. #UFCVegas14 pic.twitter.com/bQ9ZJwjUcZ — UFC (@ufc) November 14, 2020 Ground control for over half the [email protected]_r_t_k_n_k is one to keep an eye on at 115. #UFCVegas14 pic.twitter.com/IjU3RN2tWF — UFC (@ufc) November 15, 2020 Tony Gravely def. Gerald De Freitas by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28) Gravely made the most of his wrestling advantage to take a split decision in a fight that smelled trouble for him in the third. Alex Morono def.
Rhys McKee by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Morono put on an impressive performance against McKee at UFC Vegas 14, landing precise and powerful shots across all three rounds. There's a first for everything--The Morono-McKee fight stops as a mouthpiece falls under the Octagon. #UFCVegas14 pic.twitter.com/LhRZHbrfrZ — UFC (@ufc) November 14, 2020 Don'Tale Mayes def. Roque Martinez by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) This was not the most exciting or skillful opener in UFC history, but they can't all be, I guess. Keep up with Fightful for all your fight night coverage. Fightful has all of your MMA needs covered. Follow us on Twitter for updates, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for exclusive interviews, lists, news updates and predictions. Khabib Nurmagomedov shocked the sports world when he announced his retirement following his submission win over Justin Gaethje at UFC 254. Despite always having aspirations of retiring with a perfect 30-0 record, 'The Eagle' cited the recent death of his father for hanging up his gloves. While Nurmagomedov (29-0 MMA) seemed set on his decision to walk away from mixed martial arts, his manager Ali Abdelaziz and UFC President Dana White thought otherwise. White recently announced that the promotion would not be holding a fight for the vacant lightweight title because he was confident Khabib Nurmagomedov would decide to return. Dana White's confidence appears to have been well placed, as Khabib recently revealed he is still a part of the USADA drug testing pool. "This is 47 times since 2015, as I have been tested for doping of USADA. Just think about this number." – Nurmagomedov wrote on Instagram. Khabib Nurmagomedov's post drew the attention of UFC official Jeff Novitzky who commended the undefeated lightweight champion for his efforts and discipline. Exactly! No one can ever question your career…with this program we all know it's real. — Jeff Novitzky (@JeffNovitzkyUFC) November 15, 2020 "Exactly! None of you get enough credit for this part of the UFC game. 47 times woken up, training interrupted, kept up late, victory celebrations delayed…and NEVER know when it's coming. No one can ever question your career…with this program we all know it's real." – Novitzky wrote. Khabib Nurmagomedov has long been rumored to a potential super-fight with former two-division UFC champion Georges St-Pierre. It would be a massive fight between two of the sports biggest stars who have nothing but the utmost respect for one another. Do you think we will get to see Khabib Nurmagomedov fight again? Share your thoughts in the comments section PENN Nation! This article first appeared on BJPENN.com November 14, 2020