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UFC Vegas 87 Results: Rozenstruik stops Gaziev, Tyson Pedro retires after loss

LockerRoom Team
03 March 2024

Fans across Asia were treated to an electrifying showdown on Sunday, March 3rd, as the UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Gaziev event aired live from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas. In a highly anticipated clash, No. 12 ranked heavyweight contender, Jairzinho "Bigi Boy" Rozenstruik, squared off against the undefeated Shamil Gaziev, captivating audiences with a display of skill and determination.

Rozenstruik stops Gaziev

The bout commenced with an intense exchange, showcasing the diverse talents of both fighters. Rozenstruik, known for his striking prowess, engaged Gaziev in a tactical kickboxing battle, while Gaziev demonstrated his grappling proficiency with a well-executed takedown. Despite Gaziev's early success, Rozenstruik remained composed, utilizing his experience and cardio to weather the storm.

As the fight progressed into the second round, Rozenstruik found his rhythm, landing crisp jabs and effectively defending against Gaziev's grappling advances. However, Gaziev's clinch game remained a threat, keeping the momentum unpredictable. In a display of sheer determination and resilience, Rozenstruik unleashed a barrage of strikes in the third round, ultimately forcing Gaziev to concede defeat in his corner, marking his first professional loss.

Reflecting on his victory, Rozenstruik expressed satisfaction with his performance, stating, "It was amazing. The time I had to work on a lot of things, you saw it today. Even though I wanted to knock him out, I didn't rush. I had patience." He attributed his success to strategic training and credited his corner for providing the right guidance throughout the bout.

Tyson Pedro retires

In the co-main event, light heavyweights Vitor Petrino and Tyson Pedro engaged in a respectful yet intense showdown. The match, characterized by cautious exchanges and calculated maneuvers, went the distance, with Petrino emerging victorious via unanimous decision. Petrino's aggressive approach in the final round, coupled with a well-executed takedown, secured his undefeated record and left a lasting impression on spectators.

The event showcased the caliber of talent within the UFC ranks, leaving fans eagerly anticipating the next exhilarating chapter in the world of mixed martial arts.

UFC Vegas 87 Results

AWARDS

  • Fight Of The Night: Vinicius Oliveira vs Benardo Sopaj
  • Performance Of The Night: Vinicius Oliveira
  • Performance Of The Night: Steve Erceg

OFFICIAL RESULTS

MAIN EVENT

  • Jairzinho Rozenstruik defeats Shamil Gaziev by TKO (referee stoppage) at 5:00 of Round 4
  • Vitor Petrino defeats Tyson Pedro by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

MAIN CARD

  • Muhammad Mokaev defeats Alex Perez by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Umar Nurmagomedov defeats Bekzat Almakhan by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-26, 30-26)
  • Steve Erceg defeats Matt Schnell by KO (left hook) at 0:26 of Round 2

PRELIMS

  • Eryk Anders defeats Jamie Pickett by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Vinicius Oliveira defeats Benardo Sopaj by KO (flying knee) at 4:41 of Round 3
  • Aiemann Zahabi defeats Javid Basharat by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Christian Leroy Duncan defeats Claudio Ribeiro by TKO (elbows) at 1:57 of Round 2
  • Ludovit Klein defeats AJ Cunningham by TKO (strikes) at 4:36 of Round 1
  • Loik Radzhabov defeats Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady by KO (strikes) at 0:49 of Round 3

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