By Alexander Lum
UFC Fight Night 132 took place in Singapore at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on June 23, 2018. Here are the results, a recap and photos for the fights.
Leon Edwards defeated Donald Cerrone by Decision
In round one, Edwards landed a nice kick to the face early on. Later on Edwards holds him against the fence and kneed him to open up a nasty cut above his right eye.
Round two, Edwards comes out calm and poised. Cowboy kept getting hit early while Edwards played the counter game. Cowboy picked up the pace and landed a high kick to end the round.
Cowboy landed a nice flurry to open round three. Edwards countered nicely after combos, and a nice elbow off the clinch. Edwards landed a few more punches to end the round.
Round 4 was more of the same, with Edwards landing counters off of Cowboy’s huge combinations.
Round 5 started and Edwards continued to land. In a clinch, Cowboy got underhooks in and finally got a takedown and the crowd goes nuts. The fight closed out when Cowboy pointed to the ground and invited Edwards to share haymakers. Cowboy tried to be the aggressor the whole fight while Edwards kept to his counter striking game. Great fight with lots of action and Edwards walked out of the cage after having defeated a legend and spoiling Cowboy’s record attempt for most wins in the UFC.
Ovince Saint Preux defeated Tyson Pedro via Submission Armbar R1
Notes: Both fighters traded high leg kicks then a right cross from Pedro dropped OSP. Pedro tried to take a standing guillotine but ended up grappling on the cage. OSP gets the trip and ended up on top position, locked in a kimura, couldn’t get it so he transitioned into a straight armbar and got the tap.
Jessica Eye defeated Jessica-Rose Clark via Unanimous Decision
In the opening round and the second, Clark looked like she was landing the heavier shots, but she slipped on a high leg kick and Eye got the top position, swinging the scorecards. Eye then landed a nice combo with a high left kick, while Clark came back with a flurry. The final round they exchanged combos, then Eye got the takedown and worked from the top position in half guard to end the fight strong.
Li Jingliang defeated Daichi Abe via Unanimous Decision
In round one, Abe seemed to stun Leech with a left going backwards, and the round ended with a flurry. In the second, it was all Leech from start to finish. His punches and leg kicks landed at will. Abe’s lead leg was pummeled towards the end. Round three. Complete. Dominance. Abe switched stances while Leech continued to kill his lead leg. He continued to land his strikes at will and therefore Leech earned the landslide victory.
Petr Yan defeated Teruto Ishihara via TKO R1
Ishihara started the fight with a very loose and unorthodox stance, comparable to Lyoto Machida. He darted in and out, confusingly, then nailed a double leg, but Yan scrambled up. Yan bided his time and landed a nice left hook, got a knockdown, kept on the pressure and eventually put Ishihara down for good.
Song Yadong defeated Felipe Arantes via KO R2
In round one, Song came out aggressive immediately after touching gloves. Arantes tripped on a high kick and Song capitalized, keeping top control and landing blows for the majority of the fight. The second round was just as exciting, with both exchanging spinning shit. In a wild scramble Song landed on top and showed off his impressive all around game. Arantes made it back to his feet and Song delivered a HELLbow for the first KO of the night.
Shane Young defeated Rolando Dy via TKO R2
In round one, Young rocked Dy and kept landing. Dy somehow came back and stayed in the striking game. It was a strong round for Young, who negated Dy’s boxing. In round two, Young continued to outbox Dy. Young started to push Dy into the fence, with Dy playing the counter game. Young rocked Dy and that’s all she wrote.
Song Kenan defeated Hector Aldana via TKO R2
In round one, both fighters traded blows in a very exciting, back and forth fight. However, Aldana was the one walking down Song and seemed to be getting the better of the exchanges. In round two, Aldana welcomed the exchanges and was starting to do some damage, until Song landed a huge right to put Aldana down for the TKO win.
Jake Matthews defeated Shinsho Anzai via Submission RNC R1
Matthews landed strikes, big knees and Anzai was totally crushed under the assault. Matthews eventually sunk in the RNC to put Anzai out cold for the huge win.
Yan Xiaonan defeated Viviane Pereira via Unanimous Decision
It was a very close back and forth fight with lots of exchanges. Pereira plodded after Yan the majority of the fight while being the aggressor. But in doing so, she also absorbed the majority of the shots. There was a huge exchange at the end of round three to close out the fight, with Yan earning a well deserved unanimous decision win.
Matt Schnell defeated Naoki Inoue via Split Decision
The entire three round battle was an excellent showcase of striking acumen. It was very close and active every round, with Schnell starting strong, and Inoue seemed to claim the last two rounds with his stiff jab and combinations. However, Schnell repeatedly went after the leg with kicks and returned with solid punches of his own. Two of the judges saw the fight going to Schnell and he got the scorecard win.
Ulka Sasaki defeated Jenel Lausa via Submission RNC R2
In round one, Sasaki immediately started to use his wrestling to smother Lausa. Most of the round involved Sasaki in top control with Lausa trying to defend him. In the second round, Sasaki continued his strategy in the first round by trying to take Lausa down, with Lausa defending well. Sasaki finally took him down straight into side control, and then to full mount. Sasaki started to rain down punches from the top and eventually sunk in the rear naked choke to earn the submission win in round two.
Kim Ji-Yeon defeated Melinda Fábián via Split Decision
In round one, there was back and forth action, with both fighters landing. Fabian mixed it up with leg kicks and Kim stunned her with a right cross. Fabian forced grappling to the cage. In the second, Fabian started off grappling Kim into the cage and landed a nice right, but Kim returned with more big right hands and took Fabian down to end the round. In the final round, Fabian landed early but Kim pushed the pace. The tide turned many times in the exciting opening match, and it was Kim who walked away the winner by a split decision.