UFC Louisville Results

UFC Louisville Results

June 09, 2024|

Despite last night's event beginning with six straight decisions, the UFC's return to Louisville delivered, as fans were treated to an excellent main card filled with action-packed fights and highlight-reel finishes. In the main event, Frenchman Nassourdine Imavov rallied to become the first man to finish Jared Cannonier at Middleweight and will break into the top five.

Let's recap what went down last night, and discuss what each result could mean for the foreseeable future.

Nassourdine Imavov def Jared Cannonier by fourth-round TKO

Jared Cannonier was up two rounds to one on two-thirds of the judges' scorecards, before succumbing to Nassourdine Imavov early in the fourth round. While Cannonier was expected to have the advantage as the fight went into the championship rounds, it was Imavov who hurt Cannonier badly and poor body language from the former title challenger led referee Jason Herzog to put a halt to the action. Cannonier's two-fight win streak came to an abrupt end, while Imavov looks like a future title contender as he is now 6-1 with one NC in his last eight fights. Imavov will jump into the top five and will immediately look for a title eliminator bout, while the 40-year-old Cannonier will look to rebound and get back on track.


Dominick Reyes def Dustin Jacoby by first-round TKO

It has been over 1,700 days since Dominick Reyes' last UFC win, which came back in 2019 against a 205 lb Chris Weidman. Things have not come easy for the former title challenger, but after a feeling-out process, Reyes sparked Jacoby and finished him off with strikes. It will be interesting to see how the UFC handles Reyes going forward, but it is surely great to see the man who gave Jon Jones his toughest test to date, back in the win column.

Raul Rosas Jr. def Ricky Turcios by second-round SUB

Little reminder that Raul Rosas Jr. is still only nineteen years old, but has three finishes in the UFC. His latest, a second-round rear naked choke over the former TUF veteran Ricky Turcios, was an impressive showing of young experience. Rosas desperately has a goal of becoming the youngest champion in UFC history, and if he keeps passing the tests the UFC gives him, he may have a shot to do just that.


Brunno Ferreira def Dustin Stoltzfus by first-round TKO

Brunno Ferreira improves his impressive record to 12-1 after another first-round finish over Dustin Stoltzfus. Ferreira's 100% finish rate remains intact, and he looked very sharp against the UFC veteran. Dustin surely had his moments early on in the fight, but the Brazilian persevered and landed a flush spinning back elbow and followed up with some more shots and the referee stopped the fight. Ferreira has rebounded from his first professional loss nicely, with two first-round finishes over experienced UFC veterans, and seems like a threat to the Middleweight top fifteen.

Zachary Reese def Julian Marquez by first-round TKO

It's safe to say Zachary Reese wanted to get back on track after a strange UFC debut that saw him get dumped on his head and finished for his first professional loss. Reese wasted no time and finished Julian Marquez in only 20 seconds after a hard kick to the body followed up with an uppercut that sent Marquez crashing to the octagon floor. A few more follow-up shots and that was that. Reese has had eight fights in his young career, and none of them have reached the second round. Reese's 100% finish rate includes finishes of 20, 33, 50, 52, and 1:14 seconds, and he always guarantees fireworks inside the octagon, win or lose.


Punahele Soriano def Miguel Baeza by Unanimous Decision

It was all domination from Punahele Soriano in his UFC Welterweight debut. From the opening bell, Soriano found success in the wrestling and control, compared to his trademark striking. Soriano outlanded Baeza 331-22, and landed five of six takedowns, with an eleven-minute control time being the telltale of this bout. Soriano had recently fallen on hard times, as he had lost four of his last five, but 170 lbs sure looks great on him, and he hopes to find similar success that saw him begin his UFC career with two straight wins.

What was your favorite fight of UFC Louisville? Let us know in the comments down below.

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