MMA

Brazil’s Jussier da Silva earns 8th UFC win at ‘UFC 229’

Sergio Pettis, Jussier da Silva

Fighting out of Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, Jussier “Formiga” da Silva, 33, won in his most recent bout in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. It was his eighth 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 seventh bout of the evening, da Silva competed in the flyweight division against Sergio “The Phenom” Pettis, 25, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.

After three five-minute rounds, the flyweight bout between da Silva and Pettis was left to the hands of the judges. In the end, referee Herb Dean raised the hand of the Brazilian contender as the winner via unanimous decision.

“UFC 229” marked da SIlva’s 12st UFC bout. The first seven opponents he defeated were Chris Cariaso, Scott Jorgensen, Zach Makovsky, Wilson Reis, Dustin Ortiz, Ulka Sasaki and Ben Nguyen.

By defeating Pettis at “UFC 229,” da Silva mproved his professional mixed martial arts record to 22 wins and 5 losses. On the other hand, Turner’s record downgraded to 17 wins and 4 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. After two five-minute rounds, the Californian contender was declared the winner via technical knockout corner stoppage.

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.

Nurmagomedov submitted McGregor via rear-naked choke at 3:06 in the fourth round. Meanwhile, here is Formiga’s “UFC 229” post-fight interview:

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