Featuring 12 mixed martial arts matches, “UFC 230” took place at the Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, United States. Brazil and Poland were represented during the event.
In the first bout of the evening, Adam “Siwy” Wieczorek, 26, of Chorzow, Poland) faced Marcos Rogerio “Pezao” de Lima of Ribeirâo Pires, Sao Paulo, Brazil. They competed in the heavyweight division.
Wieczorek has been competing professionally since 2011. He joined the UFC in 2017 and “UFC 230” marked his third bout in the promotion.
The Polish fighter was born in Chorzow on February 5, 1992. Representing AKS Chorzow, he was the only fighter representing Poland at “UFC 230.”
De Lima has been competing professionally since 2009. He joined the UFC in 2014 and “UFC 230” marked his eighth bout in the promotion.
The Brazilian fighter was born in Sao Paulo on June 25, 1985. Representing 011 MMA Team, he was one of the two fighters who represented Brazil at “UFC 230.”
After three five-minute rounds, the heavyweight bout between Wieczorek and de Lima was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, referee Dan Miragliotta raised the hand of the Brazilian contender, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.
The loss to de Lima downgraded Wieczorek’s professional MMA record to 10 wins and 2 losses. It ended the Polish fighter’s nine-bout winning streak.
After beating Wieczorek at “UFC 230,” de Lima now has 16 wins and 5 losses. It was a redemptive win for the Sao Paulo native, who was coming out of a shoulder choke submission loss to Ovince “OSP” St. Preux, 35, of Knoxville, Tennessee, United States at “UFC Fight Night 108” on April 22, 2017.
“UFC 230” main events
In the co-main event of the evening, Chris “The All-American” Weidman, 34, of Baldwin, New York, United States faced Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, 38, of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in the middleweight division. [RESULT TO BE ADDED HERE]
In the main event, Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis, 33, of Houston, Texas, United States challenged reigning UFC Heavyweight Champion Daniel “DC” Cormier, 39, of San Jose, California, United States. [RESULT TO BE ADDED HERE]
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