MMAFrenzy’s coverage of UFC 160 kicks off with our recap of tonight’s Facebook action. In the card’s feature bout, Stephen Thompson defeated Nah-Shon Burrell with a well-rounded effort. In other action, George Roop and Jeremy Stephens notched solid victories.
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Thompson Edges Burrell
Strikers Nah-Shon Burrell and Stephen Thompson squared off in a tough grinding battle at UFC 160. Thompson won the bout with a well-rounded effort that showcased his work on his wrestling game. That is not to say he did not bring his trademark arsenal of kicks but Burrell showcased a tough chin that allowed him to take those shots with ease. The win moves Thompson to 2-1 in the UFC while Burrell drops to 1-1 with the promotion.
Roop Floors Bowles to Complete Comeback Victory
In the second fight of the night, WEC veterans George Roop and former champion Brian Bowles squared off in the Octagon. The first round was nearly the only round, as Bowles floored Roop and followed up with a deep guillotine. Roop would work out but Bowles finished the round mounting Roop. The bout completely changed in the second however, as Roop rallied and finished Bowles with vicious strikes. The win improves Roop to 2-0 since dropping down to bantamweight.
Stephens Bloodies Up Payan
UFC 160 kicked off with a bloody battle on Facebook between Estevan Payan and Jeremy Stephens. Stephens made his featherweight debut in desperate need of a victory after losing his last three fights. Stephens would earn a stay of execution with a solid performance over Payan. The Iowa-native would use a solid mix of takedowns and ground-and-pound that turned the Octagon into a pool of blood. Stephens would net a unanimous decision victory for his efforts.
UFC 160 Facebook Card Results:
- Stephen Thompson Nah-Shon Burrell via unanimous decision (29-28,30-27,29-28)
- George Roop def. Brian Bowles via TKO (Strikes) at 1:43 of Round 2
- Jeremy Stephens def. Estevan Payan via unanimous decision (30-26,30-26,30-27)