UFC FIGHT NIGHT: KATAR vs ALLEN also known as UFC Vegas 63 aired live in Asia on Sunday, October 30 from UFC APEX in Las Vegas. The thrilling card had everything from highlight reel-worthy finishes to grueling three-rounders.
Top featherweight contenders' #5 Calvin Kattar and #6 Arnold Allen showcased their striking abilities, with Allen's crispness and quick footwork leading the first round. Kattar landed awkwardly and the unfortunate knee injury compromised him in the second round, giving Allen the TKO victory. Allen said,
"I'm devastated. (UFC lightweight champion) Volkanovski asked the guys to make a statement... I can't really ask for a title shot with this. If Volkanovski's going up in weight, give me the interim shot. I don't care (with whom)."
Middleweights Tim Means and Max Griffin delivered an exciting, high-level MMA performance that went the distance. Griffin's on point boxing and wrestling won him the close split decision. Griffin said,
"I feel good, but this fight's not about me. My coach, Dave Marinoble, has ALS, and I've been raising money for him. I'm asking for donations. I've raised over $10,000 last week. I'm just trying to help. This sport is bigger than me. This is about him."
South Korean middleweight Junyong Park knew exactly what he needed to do to negate the extreme height advantage of Joseph Holmes: get inside, takedown and control. In the second round, he quickly got the fight to the ground and worked his way into a rear naked choke for a submission victory.
Middleweight up and comer Roman Dolidze delivered another highlight reel finish, knocking out Phil Hawes in the first round of their featured prelim bout.
In a clash of heavyweight veterans, Marcos Rogerio de Lima put a stop to Andrei Arlovski’s four-fight winning streak via first-round submission.
UFC Vegas 63 Results
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