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Ovince Saint Preux    UFC    Light Heavyweight
Saint Preux defeated Yushin Okami via submission (von flue choke) at 1:50 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Friday in Japan.

Fantasy Analysis

Saint Preux is now the owner of three of five von flue choke submissions in UFC history. Yushin Okami pulled guard to start the fight, and Saint Preux had no issue following him to the ground. It was clear "Thunder" believed his only chance against the larger fighter was to use grappling and leverage instead of rolling the dice standing. Shortly after Okami pulled guard, Saint Preux was able to set up the von flue choke and got to side control before causing the Japanese fighter to become unconscious. After the fight, Saint Preux said he still wants to fight Shogun Rua, who he was originally scheduled to fight in the main event.
Yushin Okami    PFL    Welterweight
Okami was defeated by Ovince Saint Preux via submission (von flue choke) at 1:50 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Friday in Japan.

Fantasy Analysis

Okami came in with the strategy of using grappling to defeat the much larger Saint Preux. However, this strategy backfired. Okami tried to sweep Saint Preux, but left himself wide open for the former Tennessee Volunteer's patented von flue choke. "Thunder" was choked unconscious and should not consider competing at light heavyweight after this fight.
Jessica Andrade    UFC    strawweight
Andrade defeated Claudia Gadelha via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-26, 30-27) at UFC Fight Night on Friday in Japan.

Fantasy Analysis

Andrade made a statement with a dominant victory over the No. 1-ranked UFC women's strawweight. She faced adversity early as Gadelha opened up a huge cut on her forehead and seemed to have the advantage on the feet, but Andrade responded well with a huge takedown and brutal ground and pound to finish the round. The former bantamweight used her size as she was able to smother Gadelha on the ground. From the midpoint of the first round until the end of the fight she dominated Gadelha. Andrade has a unique ability to land huge slams for takedowns, and the smaller strawweights have extreme difficulty in getting to their feet once she takes them to the ground. Andrade seems to be primed for another title shot as this was her best performance to date.
Claudia Gadelha    UFC    strawweight
Gadelha was defeated by Jessica Andrade via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-26, 30-27) at UFC Fight Night on Friday in Japan.

Fantasy Analysis

Gadelha started out well by out-striking Andrade to start out the first round. She used movement and fast hands to open up a cut on Andrade's forehead that gushed blood. However, once the larger strawweight was able to close the distance she picked up Gadelha and landed a massive takedown. From there, the former bantamweight used her size and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu skills to dominate the No. 1-ranked UFC strawweight. Gadelha also suffered a bad cut in the first round. Gadelha seemed gassed after the first round, and she was dominated for the rest of the fight. The third round was not competitive. Gadelha was too exhausted to mount any offense and she was the proverbial nail to Andrade's hammer for the entire round. "Claudinha" certainly earned respect as she survived until the final bell.
Dong Hyun Kim    UFC    Welterweight
Kim defeated Takanori Gomi via TKO (punches) at 1:30 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Friday in Japan.

Fantasy Analysis

Kim dominated "The Fireball Kid" at Saitama Super Arena. Kim was patient and then landed a big right hand which dropped the Japanese legend. He followed it up with strikes on the ground before the referee stepped in. This was a good win for Kim and gives him two victories in a row.
Takanori Gomi    UFC    Lightweight
Gomi was defeated by Dong Hyun Kim via TKO (punches) at 1:30 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Friday in Japan.

Fantasy Analysis

This one didn't last long. Gomi was caught early with a right hand and Kim followed it up with strikes. The Japanese legend's chin was not up to the task, and this could be his last fight in the UFC.
Henrique De Silva    UFC    Light Heavyweight
De Silva was defeated by Gokhan Saki via KO (punch) at 4:45 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Friday in Japan.

Fantasy Analysis

De Silva showed great durability. He took a beating in the opening minutes of the fight and seemed to injure his eye. "Frankenstein" tried to take the fight to the ground, but was not able to secure the takedown. He mounted some offense, landed great knees from the Thai clinch, but ultimately succumbed to a huge left hand from Saki. This was a terrible fight for De Silva as his style is to keep the fight standing, and Saki is one of the best kickboxing practitioners in the history of martial arts.
Gokhan Saki    UFC    Light Heavyweight
Saki defeated Henrique de Silva via KO (punch) at 4:45 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Friday in Japan.

Fantasy Analysis

As expected, Saki looked great on the feet in his UFC debut. The kickboxing legend landed huge punches early in the fight and seemed to hurt de Silva's eye. He also showcased good takedown defense as he defended multiple attempts. "Frankenstein" lived up to his nickname as he was able to survive, but it was only a matter of time until Saki finished him. Saki did take some big knees from the Thai clinch, but he planted his feet and blasted de Silva with a huge left hand which ended the fight. Saki will be a treat to watch against any striker in the UFC light heavyweight division.
Teruto Ishihara    UFC    Featherweight
Ishihara defeated Rolando Dy via unanimous decision (28-27, 28-27, 29-27) at UFC Fight Night on Friday in Japan.

Fantasy Analysis

Ishihara almost had a short night when he landed a huge left hand in the first round. It resulted in a knockdown, and he landed vicious ground and pound for the remainder of the round. The Japanese fighter made good use of elbows from the top position. However, in the second round "Dy Incredible" showed his toughness by winning the round. The third round was very competitive, and Dy likely won the round, but "Yashabo" was kicked in the groin area twice in the round. This resulted in a point being deducted from Dy, and he was immobilized on the ground for a short period of time. Ishihara was able to recover and survive for the remainder of the fight to ride his 10-8 score in the first round and the point deduction in the third to a unanimous decision victory.
Rolando Dy    UFC    Featherweight
Dy was defeated by Teruto Ishihara via unanimous decision (28-27, 28-27, 29-27) at UFC Fight Night on Friday in Japan.

Fantasy Analysis

This was a very competitive fight. Dy was dropped early by an Ishihara left hand, and then took a lot of damage on the ground throughout the remainder of Round 1. The round was likely a 10-8 for Ishihara. Dy showed his toughness by surviving the round and winning the second round. In the third, "Dy Incredible" landed two huge shots to the groin area of the Japanese fighter. This resulted in a point being deducted as it was Dy's third strike to the groin. Ishihara was almost not able to continue. The fight likely would have been a draw had the point not been deducted.
Jussier Formiga    UFC    Flyweight
Formiga defeated Ulka Sasaki via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:30 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Friday in Japan.

Fantasy Analysis

Formiga asked for the fight against Sasaki on his home turf in Japan. He delivered in hostile territory as he was able to secure a first round finish. Formiga landed some big shots on the feet, and then shot in for a takedown. It was all over once it hit the ground as he easily transitioned to mount and then took the Japanese fighter's back. From there, it was only a matter of time until he sunk in the choke. This was a big win for Formiga, who was coming off a loss to Ray Borg. Formiga has now inserted himself back into the title picture at 125 pounds.
Ulka Sasaki    UFC    Flyweight
Sasaki was defeated by Jussier Formiga via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:30 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Friday in Japan

Fantasy Analysis

Sasaki is a very long fighter and known for his grappling. However, he was taken down by Formiga early in the fight, and showed very little defense off his back. He gave up mount, then gave up his back, and even though he fought off the choke well for a short period of time, was ultimately submitted. Sasaki is unranked at flyweight and was facing the No. 5-ranked fighter in the division, so this was not an easy fight. It was discouraging to see his lack of defense off of his back, and he will need to improve that aspect of his game if he hopes to compete in the upper echelon of the division.
Keita Nakamura    UFC    Welterweight
Nakamura defeated Alex Morono via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) at UFC Fight Night on Friday in Japan.

Fantasy Analysis

Nakamura showed great durability in this fight. He absorbed a few big right hands over the course of the fight and was never hurt. "K-Taro" also showed great body kicks, even hurting "The Great White" with a left kick in the first round. He was able to use the threat of the body kicks to create openings for head kicks as the fight went to the later rounds. Nakamura cut Morono in the first round after hurting him to the body, but he suffered a bad cut himself in the third round. However, he likely won the fight in the first two rounds because he hurt Morono in the first round and he had two takedowns in the second round.
Alex Morono    UFC    Welterweight
Morono was defeated by Keita Nakamura via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 28-29) at UFC Fight Night on Friday in Japan.

Fantasy Analysis

This was a competitive fight. Morono attempted a high volume of strikes, but he had difficulty landing. When he did land, Nakamura was able to withstand his power. Moreno's biggest moment came when he opened up a significant cut on "K-Taro's" temple, which gushed blood. In the second round, "The Great White" showed great grappling as he was taken down twice, but was able to get back to his feet almost immediately. When the fight was standing, Morono was susceptible to body kicks, and was even hurt by one in the first round. This marks the second loss in a row for Morono (even though the previous loss was overturned to a no contest), so he will be in need of a win in his next appearance in the Octagon.
Chan-Mi Jeon    UFC    Strawweight
Jeong was defeated by Syuri Kondo via split decision (29-28, 27-30, 27-30) at UFC Fight Night on Friday in Japan.

Fantasy Analysis

Jeong is a young fighter and certainly showed her willingness to engage in a war with this performance. The Korean fighter never stopped throwing in the face of heavy pressure applied by Kondo. Jeon was constantly on her back foot, but showed a good ability to catch Kondo when the Japanese fighter rushed in. Her downfall came when she would turn and run to escape the pressure, which never looks good in the eyes of the judges. The upside for Jeong is she is only 20 years old and has a lot of time to grow as a fighter. She looked great against an undefeated opponent tonight and is a fighter to watch in the coming years in the strawweight division.