Published: Sat, September 23, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Mizuto Hirota Pulled From UFC Fight Night 117 Bout

Mizuto Hirota Pulled From UFC Fight Night 117 Bout

OSP recently put an end to a three fight losing streak with a submission over Marcos Rogerio de Lima.

Formiga looked like he might be in for a rough night as Sasaki's striking allowed him to control the early stages of the fight.

Saint Preux vs. Okami will proceed as scheduled with 10 bouts at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The co-main event showdown between Jessica Andrade and Claudia Gadelha was a blood bath that went bell to bell with Andrade eventually earning a lop-sided unanimous decision.

However, as the fight wore on, Andrade pressed home her advantage, with Gadelha lucky to make it out of the final round as she constantly defended the onslaught. Andrade out-landed Gadelha in total strikes 241 to 46.

With a touch of the gloves, Okami immediately shot in for a takedown.

Japanese legend Takanori Gomi suffered his fifth first-round loss in a row when he met "Maestro" Dong Hyun Kim. The Japanese veteran is a former champion in Pride Fighting Championship. Given his recent run of form, it is highly unlikely that Gomi will be offered another chance to fight in the Octagon. Gokhan Saki also took home an extra $50,000 for his knockout win over Henrique da Silva.

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Saki, of Turkey, hadn't fought in kickboxing or MMA in more than two years.

After starting off with a blistering pace, rocking da Silva with a straight, the Brazilian fired back with two knees from the clinch. "I was surprised a little when he shot in, but that's the fight game". Dy stayed out of trouble for the rest of the round, but it was a big frame for Ishihara. The 32-year-old asked for a title shot following the performance.

Bouncing back well after a rough first round, Dy (8-6-1, 1 NC) scored with several hard punches and kicks in a solid second stanza for him as Ishihara's output dropped.

The bout likely would have ended in a majority draw, were it not for a third-round point deduction on Dy for low blows.

Jussier Formiga was in a good place to claim a title shot before his last fight against Ray Borg. The main card aired live on FXX.

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