Are hammer fists illegal in boxing
Leon Edwards missed his big chance for a UFC welterweight title fight. The Englishman faced Belal Muhammad in the main fight in Las Vegas and after a stab in the eye at the beginning of the second round had to travel home without a win.
The fight started well for Leon Edwards. The Englishman put pressure, a head kick was blocked, but still seemed to have an effect and the Englishman had few problems in the clinch and controlled the action. After just under four minutes, Edwards accidentally hit Muhammad's left eye with his finger. A sign.
Because after a few seconds of the second lap it was over. With a change of blow, Muhammad received not only a body kick, but also a stab in the right eye, from which Muhammad backed down on the mat and doubled over in pain. Muhammad was in such pain that he hardly let the ring doctor examine his eye.
Referee Herb Dean had no choice but to stop the fight and declare it a no contest. A missed opportunity for Edwards, who in his first fight since July 2019 had not only been for the win, but also with a high probability of a title chance.
Ryan Spann previously reported back with a knockout against Misha Cirkunov. Spann sent the Latvian to the boards with one right hand, let him stand up again, and then knocked him over again with his left hand and worked with hammer fists. The end came after just 71 seconds. Dan Ige returned with a lightning knockout. back on the road to success. It only took the American 22 seconds and a right straight to knock out Canadian Gavin Tucker.
Davey Grant previously knocked out Jonathan Martinez with a left hook in the second round. For ricin champion Manel Kape, the second UFC fight also ended in a point defeat. The Angolan was a little more active against the returnee Matheus Nicolau than in his debut, but it wasn't enough. Kape lost on points.
Edwards was not the only Englishman whose fight ended in a no contest. Darren Stewart's fight against Eryk Anders also found no winner. The two exchanged blows openly before Anders landed hard hits in the last minute, only to then deprive himself of the believed victory with an illegal knee blow.
The results in the overview:
UFC Las Vegas 21
March 13, 2021
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad ends in the No Contest (eye stitch) after 0:18 in round 2
Ryan Spann def.Misha Cirkunov via T.K.o, (punches) after 1:11 in round 2
Dan Ige def.Gavin Tucker via K.o. (Beat) after 0:22 in round 1
Davey Grant def.Jonathan Martinez via K.o. (Punches) after 3:03 in round 2
Matheus Nicolau def.Manel Kape divided according to points (29:28, 28:29, 29:28)
Eryk Anders vs. Darren Stewart ends in the No Contest (knee) after 4:37 in round 1
Angela Hill def.Ashley Yoder unanimously on points (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Charles Jourdain and Marcelo Rojo via T.K.o. (Punches) after 4:31 in round 3
Rani Yahya def.Ray Rodriguez via arm triangle choke after 3:09 in round 2
Nasrat Haqparast def.Rafa Garcia unanimously on points (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
J.J. Aldrich def.Cortney Casey shared on points (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Jinh Yu Frey def. Gloria de Paula by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Matthew Semelsberger def.Jason Witt via K.o. (Punches) after 0:16 in round 1
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