Photo Credit: Ultimate Fighting Championship
UFC Fight Night 117 took place September 22nd from Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo, Japan. In the night’s Main Event, Ovince Saint Preux made quick work of late replacement Yushin Okami.The fight instantly went to the ground, forced there by Okami. After some grappling for position, Saint Preux got the Von Flue choke and put Okami to sleep. In the Co-Main Event, Jessica Andrade socred a huge win in an outstanding fight over Claudia Gadelha. The first round was very close with both doing damage, but Gadelha seeming to be better standing. After that, Andrade took over, effective standing and dominating on the ground. Here are all your results and our Of The Night Awards.
1. Welterweight: Daichi Abe (6-0) defeated Hyun Gyu Lim (13-7-1) via Unanimous Decision (29-28/29-28/29-28). We scored it 29-28 Lim.
2. Welterweight: Shinsho Anzai (10-2) defeated Luke Jumeau (12-4) via Unanimous Decision (29-28/29-28/30-27). We scored it 29-28 Anzai.
3. Strawweight: Syuri Kondo (6-0) defeated Chanmi Jeon (5-2) via Split Decision (28-29/30-27/30-27). We scored it 30-27 Kondo.
4. Welterweight: Keita Nakamura (33-8-2, 1NC) defeated Alex Morono (13-4, 1NC) via Split Decision (29-28/28-29/29-28). We scored it 29-28 Morono.
5. Flyweight: Jussier Formiga (20-5) defeated Ulka Sasaki (20-5-2) via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:30 of Round 1.
6. Featherweight: Teruto Ishihara (11-4-2) defeated Rolando Dy (8-6-1, 1NC) via Unanimous Decision (28-27/28-27/29-27). We scored it 29-27 Ishihara.
7. Light Heavyweight: Gokhan Saki (1-1) defeated Henrique Da Silva (12-4) via KO at 4:45 of Round 1.
8. Lightweight: Dong Hyun Kim (15-8-3) defeated Takanori Gomi (35-14, 1NC) via TKO at 1:30 of Round 1.
9. Strawweight: Jessica Andrade (17-6) defeated Claudia Gadelha (15-3) via Unanimous Decision (30-25/30-26/30-27). We scored it 29-27 Andrade.
10. Light Heavyweight: Ovince Saint Preux (21-10) defeated Yushin Okami (34-11) via Technical Submission (Von Flue Choke) at 1:50 of Round 1.
Submission of the Night: Ovince Saint Preux
Knockout of the Night: Gokhan Saki
Fight of the Night: Jessica Andrade vs Claudia Gadelha