The prelims for UFC 229 are over in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Jussier “Formiga”, Vicente Luque and Aspen Ladd were among the winners.
In the prelim’s feature attraction, “Formiga’s” takedowns and grappling proved to be enough to get by Sergio Pettis with a unanimous decision victory. Pettis never appeared to be in any serious danger, but he had no answers for “Formiga” on the ground or in the clinch.
Both Luque and Ladd scored impressive, first round victories. Luque bombed out Jalin Turner with booming punches from above, while Ladd brought about a stoppage of veteran Tony Evinger, with a vicious, series of ground-and-pound strikes.
Scott Holtzman also recorded a brutal KO, as he put away Alan Patrick with thumping elbows from mount.
Here are the results from the prelims.
Jussier Formiga def. Sergio Pettis via unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 29-28)
Vicente Luque def. Jalin Turner via KO (punches) R1, 3:52
Aspen Ladd def. Tonya Evinger via TKO (punches) R1, 3:26
Scott Holtzman def. Alan Patrick via KO (elbows) R3, 3:42
Yana Kunitskaya def. Lina Lansberg via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Nik Lentz def. Gray Maynard via TKO (head kick, punches) R2, 1:19
Tony Martin def. Ryan LaFlare via TKO (strikes) R3, 1:00