From top to bottom, this UFC card didn’t disappoint. Many fans were skeptical to buy the PPV because there weren’t many noticeable names on the card. From the early prelims to the main card, each fight reminded fans that nothing is given in this sport. Polyana Viana had a nice armbar against Mallory Martin in the first round. Martin tried to remain tough and escape numerous submission attempts and in the end Viana got the best of her to extend her win streak to two. Anthony Hernandez stole the show with a submission over Rodolfo Vieira in the second round. This is a huge win for Hernandez, as Vieira was a multiple time Brazilian Jiu Jitsu world champion. Hernandez cashed as a sizable +370 underdog, and if you had him winning in the second round by submission, the ticket paid out a whopping 30-1.
The main card was a roller coaster for many. Maki Pitolo was out classing Julian Marquez for almost the entirety of the match before Marquez turned into a Banshee and absolutely strangled Pitolo. The rest of the card were decisions aside from the main event. Kelvin Gastellum looked extremely prepared for whatever Heinisch planned on throwing at him. Kelvin broke his three fight skid last night with a unanimous decision in his favor. The main event was action packed, with Burns coming firing out of the gate. It looked as if he had to get back to the room to put a champion in his valentine. Usman weathered the storm and eventually clipped Burns numerous times, which sat him flat on his ass. It didn’t take long for Usman to absolutely daddy him and get the finish. It is without a doubt that Gilbert Burns is a top three welterweight in the division, the question is who is going to stop Usman? Usman is calling for “Street Jesus” Jorge Masvidal again, and I’m not sure if it will be the same result. It’s important to remember that Masvidal bossed up for a check on six days notice in their last meeting. With a full training camp, I think that Masvidal sends Usman on a one way trip to the moon via flying cock shot. Book it.