Russia vs Brazil: Damir Ismagulov, Thiago Moises fight at ‘UFC Fight Night 157’ in Shenzen, Guangdong, China

Damir Ismagulov, Thiago Moises
Damir Ismagulov, Thiago Moises
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
  • Title: “UFC Fight Night 157” (a.k.a. “UFC on ESPN+ 15″)
  • Venue: Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre Arena, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • Date: August 31, 2019

Countries represented

Fighters

Brazil
  1. Karolline Rosa Cavedo
  2. Lara Fritzen Procopio
  3. Thiago Moises
  4. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
  5. Jessica Andrade
China
  1. Heili Alateng
  2. Su Mudaerji
  3. Kenan Song
  4. Wu Yanan
  5. Li Jingliang
  6. Zhang Weili
Japan 1. Mizuki Inoue
Mongolia 1. Batgerel Danaa
New Zealand 1. Kai Kara-France
Russia
  1. Damir Ismagulov
  2. Khadis Ibragimov
South Korea
  1. Da Un Jung
  2. Jun Yong Park
United States
  1. Andre Soukhamthath
  2. Anthony Hernandez
  3. Derrick Krantz
  4. Mark de la Rosa

Bout #: 3 of 11

Blue Corner

  • Name: Thiago Moises
  • Age: 24
  • Hometown: Indaiatuba, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Gym: 011 MMA Team, Sao Paulo
  • Professional MMA record before fight night: 12 wins, 3 losses
  • UFC record before fight night: 1 win, 1 loss
  • Opponents defeated in the UFC before fight night: Kurt Holobaugh

Red Corner

  • Name: Damir Ismagulov
  • Age: 28
  • Hometown: Orenburg, Russia
  • Gym: Fighter Gym, Orenburg
  • Professional MMA record before fight night: 18 wins, 1 loss
  • UFC record before fight night: 2 wins, 0 loss
  • Opponents defeated in the UFC before fight night: Alex Gorgees, Joel Alvarez

Result

  • Division: Lightweight
  • Referee: John Sharp
  • Winner: DAMIR ISMAGULOV 
  • Method: Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Rounds: 3

In the main event of “UFC Fight Night 157,” “Magnum” Zhang Weili, 30, became the new UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion, making her the first ever UFC champion of Chinese descent. She dethroned defending champion Jéssica “Bate Estaca” Andrade, 27, of Parana, Brazil via a first-round knockout.

In the co-main event, Elizeu “Capoiera” Zaleski dos Santos, 32, of Curitiba, Parana, Brazil and “The Leech” Li Jingliang, 31,of Xinjiang, China competed in the welterweight division. The Chinese contender knocked out his Brazilian opponent via punches in the third round.

“UFC Fight Night 157” is the third UFC event to take place in Shenzhen. Watch the full post-fight press conference here:

Australia vs Russia: Alex Gorgees, Damir Ismagulov fight at ‘UFC Fight Night 142’

Alex Gorgees, Damir Ismagulov
Alex Gorgees, Damir Ismagulov

Australia and Russia were two of the seven countries represented at “UFC Fight Night 142.” The Ultimate Fighting Championship held the mixed martial arts event at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre in Adelaide, Australia on December 2, 2018.

“UFC Fight Night 142” featured 12 MMA bouts. In the first bout of the evening, Damir Ismagulov, 27, (Дамир Исмагулов) of Orenburg, Russia faced Alex “Hitman” Gorgees, 23, of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Both Ismagulov and Gorgees made their UFC debut at “UFC Fight Night 142.” Originally, Ismagulov replaced Ross “The Real Deal” Pearson, 34, of Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England as the opponent of Joseph “Irish Joe” Duffy, 30, of Donegal, Ireland, who was eventually replaced by Gorgees.

Pearson pulled out of the fight due to a broken nose. Duffy withdrew citing a rib injury.

Blue Corner

Born in Australia on August 11, 1995, Gorgees is representing Australian Top Team. He is entering the cage as an undefeated fighter at “UFC Fight Night 142,” which marked his eighth bout as a professional MMA fighter.

Gorgees’s head trainer and fellow Sydney resident Suman Mokhtarian, 26, is also making his UFC debut at “UFC Fight Night 142.” Mokhtarian, who is of Iranian descent, is the younger brother of UFC fighter Ashkan “The Assassin” Mokhtarian, 33.

Red Corner

Ismagulov was born in Kazakhstan on February 3, 1991. He has been competing professionally since 2014 and is training in Orenbug.

Before joining the UFC, Islamagulov competed mostly in M-1 Global. “UFC Fight Night 142” marked the 19th professional MMA bout of the Kazakh fighter.

Fight Result

Ismagulov and Gorgees competed in the lightweight division at “UFC Fight Night 142.” After three five-minute rounds, the contest was left in the hands of the judges.

In the end, the referee raised the hand of Ismagulov, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision. This made the Kazakh contender the first fighter to defeat Gorgees, who now has 7 wins and 1 loss.

Winning at “UFC Fight Night 142” improved Ismagulov’s professional MMA record to 17 wins and 2 losses. He is now riding a 12-bout winning streak.

“UFC Fight Night 142” Main Event

In the main event, Junior “Cigano” dos Santos, 34, of Cacador, Santa Catarina, Brazil will face Tai “Bam Bam” Tuivasa, 25, of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in the heavyweight division.

[Result to be added here]

Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, Poland and United States were also represented at “UFC Fight Night 142.” Check the complete fight card on Conan Daily.