UFC held their first event of 2014 and also their first for the “fight pass” deal this morning. The main event was between Tarec Saffiedine versus Hyun Gyu Lim in the welterweight division.
The fight card seen seen four submission, four decisions and one TKO. There was a ugly disqualification on the card.
What caused the DQ you ask? well Luiz Dutra landed illegal elbows in the first round on Kiichi Kunimoto face. Ouch!
Tarec Saffiedine edged out Hyun Gyu Lim in a five round war. Tarec Saffiedine is now 15-3 which is good. He should be someone to be on the look out for going forward in that division.
Here are the quick results:
- Tarec Saffiedine def. Hyun Gyu Lim via unanimous decision (49-46, 48-47, 48-47)
- Tatsuya Kawajiri def. Sean Soriano via technical submission (rear-naked choke) at 0:50, Round 2
- Kiichi Kunimoto def. Luiz Dutra via DQ (illegal elbows) at 2:57, Round 1
- Kyung Ho Kang def. Shunichi Shimizu via submission (arm-triangle choke) at 3:53, Round 3
- Max Holloway def. Will Chope via TKO (punches) at 2:27, Round 2
- Katsunori Kikuno def. Quinn Mulhern via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Royston Wee def. David Galera via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
- Mairbek Taisumov def. Tae Hyun Bang via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Dustin Kimura def. Jon Delos Reyes via submission (armbar) at 2:13, Round 1
- Russell Doane def Leandro Issa via submission (triangle choke) at 4:59, Round 2