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UFC Vegas 89 Results: Rose Namajunas gets decision win against Amanda Ribas

LockerRoom Team
24 March 2024

UFC FIGHT NIGHT: RIBAS vs NAMAJUNAS delivered an action-packed evening of fights on Sunday, March 24, airing live from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas to audiences across Asia. The highly anticipated main event between No. 8 women's flyweight Amanda Ribas and former UFC strawweight champion Rose Namajunas lived up to its billing, treating fans to a thrilling showcase of skill and determination.

In a back-and-forth battle, both Ribas and Namajunas demonstrated their striking prowess, engaging in toe-to-toe exchanges that kept viewers on the edge of their seats. Ribas showcased her relentless grappling game, while Namajunas countered with tactical striking, resulting in a showcase of contrasting styles that kept the fight competitive throughout all five rounds.

In the end, it was Namajunas who emerged victorious with a very close unanimous decision. Reflecting on her win, Namajunas expressed her satisfaction with getting her hand raised and emphasized the importance of staying calm and focused in the heat of battle. Looking ahead, Namajunas expressed interest in a rematch with Manon Fiorot or a bout against Erin Blanchfield.

In another thrilling matchup, the heavyweight clash between Karl Williams and Justin Tafa kept fans on the edge of their seats. After a tense opening two minutes, Williams took control of the fight with his grappling prowess, neutralizing Tafa's knockout power and securing a surprising 15-minute victory via the scorecards. Williams, reflecting on his win, credited his training at Xtreme Couture and teased a charity cook-off with former UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic.

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Additionally, Vietnamese-American Steven Nguyen made his long-awaited UFC debut following a win on Dana White's Contender Series. Despite a valiant effort, Nguyen fell short against Jarno Errens, who secured a unanimous decision victory. However, the pair's fantastic performance earned them both Fight of the Night honors, showcasing their resilience and determination in the Octagon.

AWARDS

  • Fight of the Night: Jarno Errens vs Steven Nguyen
  • Fight of the Night: Payton Talbott
  • Fight of the Night: Fernando Padilla

OFFICIAL RESULTS

MAIN EVENT

  • Rose Namajunas defeats Amanda Ribas by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47)
  • Karl Williams defeats Justin Tafa by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Edmen Shahbazyan defeats AJ Dobson by KO (strikes) at 4:33 of Round 1
  • Payton Talbott defeats Cameron Saaiman by TKO (strikes) at 0:21 of Round 2
  • Youssef Zalal defeats Billy Quarantillo by submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:50 of Round 2
  • Fernando Padilla defeats Luis Pajuelo by submission (D’arce choke) at 2:45 of Round 1

PRELIMS

  • Trey Ogden defeats Kurt Holobaugh by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Julian Erosa defeats Ricardo Ramos by submission (guillotine choke) at 2:15 of Round 1
  • Miles Johns defeats Cody Gibson by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Jarno Errens defeats Steven Nguyen by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Daria Zhelezniakova defeats Montserrat Rendon by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Andre Lima defeats Igor Severino by DQ (biting) at 2:52 of Round 2
  • Mick Parkin defeats Mohammed Usman by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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