This Is How The MMA World Reacted to UFC Auckland
UFC Auckland went down on Sunday at the Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand. In the main event, Dan Hooker defeated Paul Felder via split decision. On paper, it was a potential fight of the year contender. And it lived up to the hype. Both warriors left everything inside the Octagon. Both men were transported to hospital immediately after the fight.
In the UFC Auckland co-main event, Jim Crute submitted Michal Oleksiejczuk with a slick kimura in the first round, of their light heavyweight contest.
Elsewhere on the UFC Auckland card, Hooker’s two teammates Brad Riddell and Kai Kara-France both won via decisions, to make it a clean sweep for the three Kiwis on the card.
Ahead of the weigh-ins, Maki Pitolo was deemed unable to fight after coming down with an illness. As a result, his welterweight clash with Takashi Sato was removed from the card. UFC Auckland proceeded with twelve fights.
This is how the MMA world react to UFC Auckland:
Dan Hooker vs Paul Felder:
Jimmy Crute vs Michal Oleksiejczuk:
Yan Xiaonan vs Karolina Kowalkiewicz:
Marcos Rogerio de Lima vs Ben Sosoli:
Brad Riddell vs Magomed Mustafaev:
Zubaira Tukhugov vs Kevin Aguilar:
Jake Matthews vs Emil Meek:
Angela Hill vs Loma Lookboonmee:
We will continue to update this post in the upcoming days, as more fighters take to social media to comment on UFC Auckland.
Next up, the UFC heads to Norfolk, Virginia, where in the main event, Joseph Benavidez and Deiveson Figueiredo will fight for the vacant UFC flyweight title, which was relinquished by Henry Cejudo.