UFC Vegas 47 Post Fight Review

UFC Vegas 47 Post Fight Review

Verdict MMA|
February 07, 2022|

Sean Strickland coasts to victory

Sean Strickland and Jack Hermansson went the full 5 rounds at UFC Vegas 47. It was an efficient performance from Strickland who kept Hermansson at a distance with his jab. What was most surprising about this fight was that it resulted in a split decision, with Judge Sal D’Amato scoring rounds 1, 3, & 5 for Hermansson.

Not a single media member on MMADecisions.com scored the fight in favor of Hermansson and the Global Scorecard had Strickland winning by a significant margin.

Strickland’s head coach Eric Niksick was upset with the decision and voiced his displeasure on Twitter.

With this win, Strickland is now on a 6 fight winning streak dating back to October of 2018. A title shot could be in Strickland’s near future.


Nick Maximov remains undefeated

Nick Maximov competed on his first UFC main card and defeated Punahele Soriano by split decision. The judging for this fight was inconsistent, as the one opposing judge scored the fight 30-27 for Soriano. After a razor-close 1st round, Maximov began to take over the fight.

Maximov keeps his undefeated record intact at 8-0.

Shavkat Rakhmonov delivers

As we discussed in the UFC Vegas 47 preview, Shavkat Rakhmonov is one of the most promising prospects in mixed martial arts today. Rakhmonov continued to prove how good he is, when he finished Carlston Harris by knockout with a spinning hook kick in the 1st round. Not only has Rakhmonov finished every opponent he’s fought, no one has been able to go past the 2nd round against him.

15 fights. 15 wins. 15 finishes.

It’s going to be interesting to see who the UFC match up against Rakhmonov next.


Brendan Allen wins on 5 days notice

Sam Alvey’s original opponent Phil Hawes withdrew from their scheduled fight earlier this week. Brendan Allen got the call to replace Hawes on Tuesday and accepted the fight. The short notice didn’t matter to Allen who finished Alvey with a rear-naked choke in the 2nd round. This might be the end of Sam Alvey’s time in the UFC, who’s now failed to win a fight in 8 straight appearances in the Octagon.

There’s no doubt. Bryan Battle is the Ultimate Fighter

When Bryan Battle won Season 29 of The Ultimate Fighter in August of 2021, many criticized him and said that the only reason he won the title was because Tresean Gore was injured and couldn’t fight him at the finale. Battle silenced those critics when he finally got his chance to fight Gore and defeated him by unanimous decision. You could see that Battle was carrying a chip on his shoulder after defeating Gore.

He brought his Ultimate Fighter trophy inside the Octagon to show that there was no doubt about who would have won the finale.


Erosa and Peterson compete in a thriller

When we’re reviewing the best fights of 2022 at the end of this year, Julian Erosa vs. Steven Peterson will be at the top of that list. You couldn’t ask for a better start to the main card than what Erosa and Peterson delivered. From the opening bell to the end of the fight, Erosa and Peterson went full throttle.

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