On Saturday, Nov. 24, the UFC returned to China for UFC Fight Night 141: Blaydes vs. Ngannou 2 which took place at the Cadillac Arena in Beijing.
In the night’s main event, heavyweights Curtis Blaydes and Francis Ngannou clashed for a second time. The pair met previously in 2016, with Ngannou handing Blaydes the first and only loss of his career after the doctor stopped the fight. Ngannou later challenged for the UFC title at UFC 220 against then-champion Stipe Miocic, but fell short on the scorecards. He most recently dropped a decision to Derrick Lewis in July. Blaydes, meanwhile, bounced back from the loss with a vengeance. He’s gone 5-0 with one no-contest since the pair’s first meeting. He stopped Alistair Overeem at UFC 225 in June.
Right out of the gate, Ngannou rocked Blaydes with an overhand right, and the ref called off the fight in just 25 seconds as Blaydes was unable to recover.
In the co-main event, Alistair Overeem got back in the win column as he handed Sergey Pavlovich his first loss with a first-round drubbing.
Francis Ngannou def. Curtis Blaydes by TKO (punches). Round 1, 0:25
Alistair Overeem def. Sergey Pavlovich by TKO (punches). Round 1, 4:21
Song Yadong def. Vincent Morales by unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)
Li Jingliang def. David Zawada by TKO (body kick, punches). Round 3, 4:07
Alex Morono def. Song Kenan by unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)
Wu Yanan def. Lauren Mueller by submission (armbar). Round 1, 4:00
Rashad Coulter def. Hu Yaozong by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Weili Zhang def. Jessica Aguilar by submission (armbar). Round 1, 3:41
Liu Pingyuan def. Martin Day by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Yan Xiaonan def. Syuri Kondo by unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)
Kevin Holland def. John Phillips by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 3, 4:05
Louis Smolka def. Su Mudaerji by submission (armbar). Round 2, 2:07
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