UFC FIGHT NIGHT: SANDHAGEN VS SONG aired live in Asia on Sunday, September 18 from UFC APEX in Las Vegas. Incredible performances and emotional victories filled the action-packed card.
In a pivotal match between top ten bantamweight rankers #4 Cory Sandhagen and #10 Song Yadong, both showed their high level technique and strategy in a competitive first round. In the second, Sandhagen cut Song's brow with an elbow and he continued to work on it through the fourth with creative offense, getting the doctor's stoppage TKO before the final round began.
"Song's good, I hate that it ended that way, he deserved the fifth round. I won and I'm happy about it. I wanted to rob him of his power. The intention wasn't to get the takedown, it was to win the little minutes. That's how you win in MMA, I'm trying to play the sport part of it, too,” Sandhagen said.
Middleweight knockout artists Chidi Njokuani and Gregory Rodriguez delivered a thriller with power strikes and knockdowns from both through the first round, Njokuani scoring with a knee that opened a big cut. In the second, Rodriguez leveled up through the damage and ground and pounded his way to victory.
"I know one thing, I'm born for this. I'm a Robo Cop. Chidi is a warrior. I'm grateful to fight against the greatest fighters in this cage. This is my house, I come to stay,” Rodriguez noted.
Thailand's nine time world Muay Thai champ Loma Lookboonmee proved she's a now a complete MMA fighter in her unanimous decision win over Dana White’s Contender Series contract winner Denise Gomes. Loma's striking was on point, and her wrestling and takedowns added to her success against Gomes.
Andre Fili and his wife Melissa lost their first child before birth during fight camp, so his victory over Bill Algeo was earned working through grief and with determination. Fili showed his improvements in strategy, kicks and groundwork in his win by split decision.
Dana White said "Be Joe Pyfer" to all DWCS hopefuls, and Pyfer proved his worth in his UFC debut by knocking out Alen Amedovski in round one. Pyfer overcame childhood abuse and suffered homelessness before his dream to be in UFC finally came true.
Damon Jackson lost his brother only a week before facing Pat Sabatini, but he stayed focused in order to deliver a performance to honor him. His first round TKO win was an emotional one which he shared with family at the Apex watching his fight.
You can see the complete results for UFC Vegas 60 below.
UFC Vegas 60 official results
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