Tonight’s historic UFC 157 fight card kicked off the action on Facebook. In the highlight of the opening act, Kenny Robertson defeated Brock Jardine with a creative submission victory. Fighters Neil Magny and Nah-Shon Burrell also picked up wins at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
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Robertson Submits Jardine
In the final Facebook preliminary bout of the evening, Kenny Robertson defeated Brock Jardine via submission. The former NCAA Division I wrestler survived an early guillotine attempt by his opponent to eventually secure back mount. Robertson then extended Jardine with his legs and hooked Jardine’s heel to put an extreme amount of pressure on his opponent’s hamstring. The move forced Jardine to tap and Robertson leaves with a creative victory.
Magny Bests Manley
In a battle of The Ultimate Fighter 16 semifinalists, Neil Magny took another step in his progression as a fighter by defeating Jon Manley. Manley spent the majority of the fight seeing his attempts to get the bout to the ground rebuffed by Magny. The National Guard member made Manley pay everywhere the fight went, earning a clear unanimous decision in his UFC debut.
Burrell Batters Villefort
Strikeforce import Nah-Shon Burrell and fellow newcomer Yuri Villefort got the UFC 157 fight card started off in style with a great three round fight. In what was billed as a striker versus grappler bout, both fighters showed that each had some skill where there opponent was strongest. That said, Burrell’s volume of strikes was simply too much for the grappling of Villefort to overcome on the score cards.
- Kenny Robertson def. Brock Jardine via submission (modified kneebar) at 2:57 of Round 1
- Neil Magny def. Jon Manley via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
- Nah-Shon Burrell def. Yuri Villefort via unanimous decision (30-27,29-28,29-28)