MMAFrenzy’s coverage of UFC Fight Night 30 continues with our recaps of tonight’s opening trio of FOX Sports 2 main card fights. In the third main card fight of the evening, Norman Parke defeated Jon Tuck in decent bout. In other action, Nico Misoke and John Lineker picked up victories in tonight’s opening main card action.
Parke Controls Tuck
TUF Smashes champion Norman Parke put on a solid performance tonight against Jon Tuck. Parke seized control of the fight with superior counter striking and cardio. Parke has now won nine straight fights and should see a bump in competition for his next fight.
Musoke Taps Sakara in Wild Bout
Nico Musoke made a memorable UFC debut tonight by defeating Alessio Sakara tonight in Manchester. The Swede and the Italian battled it out in a wild bout until Musoke pounced on arm bar after an elbow from Sakara. The submission victory for Musoke keeps him undefeated in his last seven outings, while Sakara has now dropped four straight fights in the Octagon.
Lineker Batters Harris
John Lineker was in a must-win situation tonight in Manchester after missing weight for the second straight time and his third in five UFC fights. The Brazilian certainly stepped up big tonight with a brutal KO of hometown fighter Phil Harris. Lineker would drop Harris twice in the round before putting him down for a final time due to a body shot. Lineker has now won four-straight in the Octagon and would be an immediate title contender if he could control his weight.
UFN 30 Results:
- Norman Parke def. Jon Tuck via unanimous decision (29-28,29-28,30-27)
- Nico Musoke def. Alessio Sakara via verbal submission (arm bar) at 3:07 of Round 1
- John Lineker def. Phil Harris via TKO (body punch) at 2:51 of Round 1