Famous for historic knockout, Buckley gets on UFC 255
Famous for the historic knockout, Buckley runs over undefeated athlete on UFC 255 preliminary card.
Owner of one of the most spectacular knockouts of all time, Joaquin Buckley connects crusader and kills Jordan Wright in the second round of the event in Las Vegas.
The spotlight on the preliminary card was aimed at middleweight Joaquin Buckley, who scored one of the most beautiful knockouts in Ultimate history over Impa Kasanganay in October with a spinning kick.
And this Saturday, at UFC 255, in Las Vegas (USA), he knocked out the undefeated Jordan Wright with a crusader at 18s of the second round, keeping the hype around his name.
Joaquin Buckley’s victory was imminent. This is because he punished Jordan Wright at the end of the first round; however, the gong saved his opponent. The one-minute break was not enough for Wright to recover – Buckley willingly advanced towards his rival, swung him and hit across, making “The Beverly Hills Ninja” collapse.
First, in the flyweight ranking, Brandon Moreno beat Brandon Royval at 4:59:59 of the first round. However, what drew attention – more than the victory of the postulant to the category belt – was the face of the suffering of Royval, who dislocated his right shoulder (replaced again in the cage).
Antonina Shevchenko has recovered from the defeat to Katlyn Chookagian. On the preliminary card for UFC 255, flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko’s sister “The Panther” defeated Ariane Lipski, the “Queen of Violence”, by technical knockout at 4:33 of the second round, after dominating the Brazilian on the ground. This was the ninth career victory for Antonina Shevchenko, who debuted in the UFC in 2018. She interrupted Ariane Lipski’s two-game winning streak.
Ariane Lipski started the fight by stamping the face of Antonina Shevchenko, who felt the pressure slightly. Valentina Shevchenko’s sister then decided to clinch, and they swapped positions against the fence. The duel was truncated – until Antonina claimed the “Queen of Violence” in the middle of the assault. The curitibana managed to get her back and outlined the choke, but lost her position and went back to being below. Antonina controlled the opponent, scored with blows without much force – enough to be superior.
Early in the second round, Antonina Shevchenko again dominated Ariane Lipski from the top and, subsequently, controlled her in the 100kg position. Antonina used her legs to hold the Brazilian’s arms and hit her in the face. The “Queen of Violence”, underneath, was trying to explode to ward off her rival, who was putting on weight to prevent the reaction. In the final minute, Antonina Shevchenko decided to press the pace: she unloaded her arsenal of punches, the Brazilian flinched and, after such punishment, the referee ended the match.