Pinoy UFC fighter Jenel Lausa had a rough night in New York last UFC 210.
Filipino flyweight Jenel Lausa suffers his first Octagon defeat at the hands of Magomed Bibulatov in the UFC 210 preliminaries yesterday.
The 28-year old former PXC champion absorbed a unanimous decision loss to the Russian prospect. Score cards read 29-26, 29-26, 29-26.
Lausa struggled to fight get his offense going as Bibulatov gave him different looks from the opening bell. The former WSOF 125-pound champ threw spinning kicks that caught Lausa off guard.
Bibulatov then turned to his wrestling game in the second and the third round to nullify Lausa’s power en route to victory.
Adding to his struggles were two unintentional shots to the groin of the Pinoy that led to a point deduction for Bibulatov.
Lausa (7-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) heads back to the drawing board as he absorbs his first defeat inside the Octagon. The Russian meanwhile remains undefeated in fourteen fights. Despite the loss, “The Demolition Man” remains in high spirits and vows to come back a better fighter the next time he steps inside the Octagon.
In the main event, UFC light-heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier retained his belt via second round submission win over Anthony Johnson who subsequently announced his retirement.