UFC 220: Miocic vs Ngannou

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Arce now walking him down. Ige lands a nice uppercut, but not enough punches in bunches.

Nice overhand left from Arce. Less than a minute from a clean sweep of rounds.

Arce smashes him with a left hook. Ige takes it very well. Ige fights his way into the clinch to end the fight but not enough. Good fight. 30-27 Arce. Ige started reasonably well, but once Arce got comfortable, it was largely one way traffic.

Official decision. Julio Arce def. Dan Ige via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).

No interview for young Julio. Prelims roll on. Here's your next one.

Dustin Ortiz (17-7) vs. Alexander Pantoja (18-2) Flyweight Bout Ortiz has had a very up and down time in UFC. Often an entertaining fighter, but hasn’t won two in a row since 2014. He defeated Hector Sandoval last time in August though, so has a chance tonight. Pantoja came to UFC on the TUF 24 Tournament of Champions as the AXS Fights and RFA Champion. Since being signed he’s 2-0 with wins over Eric Shelton and Neil Seery.

Ortiz vs. Pantoja. The Brazilian closes as a -130 favourite. Referee is Dan Miragliotta. Fight is on!

Ortiz with an inside leg kick. Pantoja lands a combo. Ortiz shoots, lands a double leg, and immediately transitions to the back. Bit low though, and it allows Pantoja to slip out and take the back himself. Ortiz able to stand, but Pantoja looking to take him down, and gets both hooks in.

Both hooks locked in while they're sitting with Pantoja's back against the cage. Ortiz defending the hands well, but Pantoja gets the body triangle and lands some good short body shots.

Pantoja almost takes advantage of some sloppy hand fighting to get under the chin. Settling for a face crank right now. Ortiz trying to spin, but Pantoja controlling well.