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UFC 295 Results: Two new champions crowned at the event

LockerRoom Team
29 November 2023

In a spectacular display of athleticism and skill, Madison Square Garden once again set the stage for a historic evening of UFC fights that unfolded with intensity and emotion. The event, UFC 295: PROCHAZKA vs. PEREIRA, held on Sunday, November 12, showcased the crowning of two new divisional champions and introduced a wave of promising prospects, setting the tone for an exceptional 2024 in the world of mixed martial arts.

The electric atmosphere at MSG reached its pinnacle when two legendary warriors, former UFC light heavyweight champion Jiri Prochazka and former middleweight champion Alex Pereira, collided in the Octagon. The early exchanges witnessed the Brazilian kickboxing phenom unleashing damaging leg kicks, prompting the Czech samurai, Prochazka, to employ a flashy takedown strategy and assert control on the canvas. However, as the fight progressed into the second round, Prochazka intensified his pressure and output, prompting a resilient Pereira to adjust. In a series of dynamic exchanges, including a combination while moving backward and precise ground punches, Pereira's efforts led to the referee halting the fight, marking a pivotal moment in the contest.

The interim UFC heavyweight championship was decided in a lightning-quick match lasting only a minute, as #2 Sergei Pavlovich faced off against #4 Tom Aspinall. Pavlovich's stiff punch set the tone initially, but Aspinall displayed remarkable courage by standing in the pocket and countering with a right-left-right combination that secured him a KO victory and raised his hand in triumph.

Myanmar-born Joshua Van showcased his rising star status in the flyweight division, remaining undefeated in the UFC. The 22-year-old prospect engaged in a technically brilliant, fast-paced, and competitive bout against Dana White's Contender Series signee Kevin Borjas, solidifying his position as a promising contender in the flyweight division.

With two new champions crowned and emerging prospects making their mark, UFC 295 at Madison Square Garden left an indelible mark on the MMA landscape, promising an exciting and eventful 2024 for fight fans around the world.

UFC 295 Results

AWARDS

  • Fight Of The Night: Viacheslav Borshchev vs Nazim Sadykhov
  • Performance Of The Night: Alex Pereira
  • Performance Of The Night: Tom Aspinall
  • Performance Of The Night: Jessica Andrade
  • Performance Of The Night: Benoît Saint-Denis
  • Performance Of The Night: Diego Lopes

OFFICIAL RESULTS

UFC LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP

  • Alex Pereira defeats Jiří Procházka by KO (elbows) at 4:08 of Round 2

INTERIM UFC HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP

  • Tom Aspinall defeats Sergei Pavlovich by TKO (strikes) at 1:09 of Round 1

MAIN CARD

  • Jéssica Andrade defeats Mackenzie Dern by TKO (strikes) at 3:15 of Round 2
  • Benoît Saint Denis defeats Matt Frevola by KO (head kick and punches) at 1:31 of Round 1
  • Diego Lopes defeats Pat Sabatini by TKO (strikes) at 1:30 of Round 1

PRELIMS

  • Steve Erceg (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) defeats Alessandro Costa by Unanimous Decision
  • Loopy Godinez (29-28, 29-28) defeats Tabatha Ricci (30-27) by Split Decision
  • Mateusz Rębecki defeats Roosevelt Roberts by verbal submission (armbar) at 3:08 of Round 1
  • Nazim Sadykhov and Viacheslav Borshchev (29-28) fight to a majority draw (28-28, 28-28)
  • Jared Gordon defeats Mark Madsen by TKO (strikes) at 4:42 of Round 1
  • John Castaneda (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) defeats Kyung Ho Kang by Unanimous Decision
  • Joshua Van (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) defeats Kevin Borjas by Unanimous Decision
  • Jamall Emmers defeats Dennis Buzukja by TKO (strikes) at 0:49 of Round 1

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