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Queens, New York’s Jared Gordon earns 4th UFC win at ‘UFC on ESPN 13’ on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

Jared Gordon, Chris Fishgold (©UFC)

Jared Gordon, Chris Fishgold (©UFC)

Jared “Flash” Gordon, 31, of Queens, New York, United States was one of the “UFC on ESPN 13” winners. The grandson of late professional boxer Sal Ferello earned his fourth victory in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Competing professionally since 2011, Gordon made his UFC debut in 2017. The first three opponents he defeated in the promotion were Michel Quinones, Hacran Dias and Dan Moret.

Featuring 11 mixed martial arts 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 United States or July 16, 2020 in the UAE. In the third bout, Gordon fought Chris Fishgold, 28, of Liverpool, Merseyside, England at a catch weight of 149lbs.

Marc Goddard served as the referee. After three five-minute rounds, the catchweight contest was left in the hands of the three judges, who all scored it 30-26 in favor of the fighter in the red corner.

In the end, Goddard raised the hand of Gordon, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision. It was the eighth time the Queens native won a professional MMA bout via unanimous decision.

In the UFC, this is Gordon’s third unanimous decision victory. Winning at “UFC on ESPN 3” improved his professional MMA record to 16 wins and 4 losses.

On the other hand, it was Fishgold’s third loss in the UFC. He now has 18 wins and 4 losses.

 

“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.

Gordon was one of the nine fighters who represented the U.S. Fishgold was the three representatives of England.

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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