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Abertillery, Wales’ Jack Shore wins at ‘UFC on ESPN 13’ on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE

 

Jack “Tank” Shore, 25, of Abertillery, Wales was one of the “UFC on ESPN 13” winners. The undefeated Welsh mixed martial artist earned his second victory in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Competing professionally since 2016, Shore made his UFC debut at “UFC Fight Night 160” on September 28, 2019. He submitted Nohelin “Suave” Hernandez, 26, of Gilroy, California, United States.

Featuring 11 MMA matches, “UFC on ESPN 13” took place on the UFC Fight Island on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on July 15, 2020 in the U.S. or July 16 in the UAE. In the first bout of the evening, Shore fought Aaron Phillips, 30, of Lafayette, Louisiana, USA in the bantamweight division.

Herb Dean served as the referee. He put a stop to the bantamweight contest after 2 minutes and 29 seconds in the second round when Shore submitted Phillips via rear-naked choke.

This is the seventh time Shore won a professional MMA bout via rear-naked choke submission. Winning at “UFC on ESPN 3” improved his professional MMA record to 13 wins and 0 loss.

On the other hand, it was Phillips’ third bout and third loss in the UFC. He now has 12 wins and 4 losses.

'UFC on ESPN 13' fight card

“UFC on ESPN 13” is the second UFC event to take place on the UFC Fight Island. Twelve countries were represented namely Brazil, Canada, England, Georgia, Greece, Lithuania, Romania, Sweden, Tunisia, the UAE, the U.S. and Wales.

Shore was one of the two fighters who represented Wales. Phillips was one of the nine representatives of the U.S.

In the co-main event, Tim Elliott, 33, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, USA defeated Ryan “Baby Face” Benoit, 30, of Dallas, Texas, USA via unanimous decision. They fought in the flyweight division.

In the main event, Calvin Kattar, 32, of Methuen, Massachusetts, USA fought Dan “Dynamite” Ige, 28, of Honolulu, Hawaii, USA in the featherweight division. The former won via unanimous decision.

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