MMA

Minnesota’s Tony Martin earns 6th UFC win at ‘UFC 229’

Fighting out of St. Cloud, Minnesota, United States, Tony Martin, 28, won in his most recent bout in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. It was his sixth victory in the promotion.

Featuring 12 mixed martial arts matches, the UFC held “UFC 229” at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, United States on October 6, 2018. In the first bout of the evening, Martin competed in the lightweight division against Ryan LaFlare, 35, of Farmingdale, New York, United States.

Referee Chris Tognoni put a stop to the lightweight bout between Martin and LaFlare at 1:00 in the third round. The fighter from Minnesota knocked out his opponent from New York via head kick and punches.

By defeating LaFlare at “UFC 229,” Martin improved his professional MMA record to 14 wins and 4 losses. On the other hand, LaFlare’s record downgraded to 14 wins and 3 losses.

In the co-main event of the evening, Tony “El Cucy” Ferguson, 34, of Oxnard, California, United States and Anthony “Showtime” Pettis, 31, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States competed in the lightweight division.

In the main event, Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov, 30, of Dagestan, Russia defended his UFC Lightweight Championship belt for the first time. Former champion Conor “Notorious” McGregor, 30, of Dublin, Ireland challenged the Dagestani reigning champion.

Meanwhile, watch the “UFC 229” weigh-in here:

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