Yorgan de Castro and Carlos Felipe faced off in a Heavyweight bout tonight (Sat., Oct. 3, 2020) at UFC Fight Island 4 from inside Flash Forum on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Following a competitive kickboxing battle, Felipe was awarded the win.
Felipe literally walked out to the center showing his shin to discourage the low kick. De Castro kicked him in the leg anyway. Felipe came up short with a pair of big right hand swings. Inside low kick scored for de Castro. Another. Felipe punched the belly and landed a leg kick of his own. The two traded low kicks. De Castro dug a good low kick. Felipe really looked for the overhand, but his right to the body landed with better consistency. Another heavy low kick connected for de Castro. Felipe scored to the body, ate another low kick. Good body kick and low kick from Felipe, who just missed with an overhand. De Castro chopped into his foe with yet another low kick. Felipe walked his opponent down with a clean combination of straight punches.
De Castro landed a pair of low kicks and a counter right to start the second. He opened the round with more aggression, but Felipe landed a good right. Felipe then targeted the body and went back upstairs with a right. The two moved into the clinch, where Felipe scored with a clean knee and elbow. De Castro connected with a pair of solid right hands. Left hook to the liver from Felipe! De Castro ripped the leg again, and Felipe drove into the clinch. Felipe blocked a combo, talked to his foe, then slapped the guard. Felipe scored with a right. Felipe checked a low kick and punched the mid-section. Felipe punched his way into the clinch again. Felipe pushed forward hard, wearing his foe down with pressure. De Castro scored with a low kick, but he couldn’t keep Felipe from pressuring. The two trade heavy shots near the bell.
Immediately, the two traded heavy hooks to start the round. It was Felipe firing volume, however, wading through his foe’s heavy swings to press him into the fence and keep firing. De Castro scored a good combination then attempted a double leg! Felipe stuffed it. The action stalled a bit along the fence with de Castro doing the pressing. It wasn’t exciting, but de Castro earned a couple minutes of control by doggedly jamming his foe into the fence and occasionally throwing some small punches. With 45 seconds left, Felipe landed a pretty decent flurry of clinch shots. All in all, the third proved a pretty miserable end to what was otherwise a fun Heavyweight battle.
Third round aside, these two largely stood their ground and traded big shots! It was Felipe, however, who pushed forward and threw at a higher volume more consistently, which saw him earn the nod.
Result: Carlos Felipe defeats Yorgan de Castro via unanimous decision (30-37, 30-37, 29-28)
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