Ian Garry surpasses Michael Page and maintains unbeaten career record at UFC 303

Irish promise has a tough fight, but gets past his opponent and advances to welterweight

Ian Gary in victory over Michael Page No. UFC 303. Photo: Reproduction/X

After days of provocations, Ian Gary kept his promise and got the better of the challenge against Michael Page. Featured in UFC 303, held this Saturday (29), in Las Vegas (USA), the Irishman managed to overcome his opponent's excellent striking and left the Octagon with a new positive result. After three rounds, the welterweight representative (up to 77,1kg) was declared the winner in a unanimous decision.

With the victory, Garry has reason to celebrate. The athlete remains undefeated as a professional in MMA, reaching the mark of 15 positive results, in addition to advancing in the category.

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The fight began with Garry launching a first attack, with a high kick, which went empty. Page performed at his best, playing with his guard down and trying to mislead his opponent. With just over a minute left, Michael risked another kick, but Ian grabbed the Englishman's leg, taking the fight to the ground. Page tried to stay on his feet, but the Irishman frustrated his opponent's attempts to react. Halfway through the round, Garry managed to get to his back and started to risk the rear naked choke. Ian got into position and started to press. Page resisted, but the situation was dramatic. Almost in the final minute, the Englishman managed to relieve the pressure, but the Irishman continued to press. The stage ended with full pressure from Garry.

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In the second round, Page landed a clean cross to Ian's head. The Irishman avoided entering the Englishman's range of action, who continued to advance. Michael provoked his opponent and tried to confuse his rival. With two minutes gone, Ian closed the distance and started trying for another takedown. Page defended himself, but was pressed against the bars. Almost in the final minute, Garry started to risk an ankle lock. The Englishman managed to defend himself again and stayed on his feet. In the final seconds, Page touched his opponent with a straight shot, but there was no more time.

The last round began with Page taking the initiative, with a straight shot. Garry relied on long-range attacks, while Michael used counterattacks. Still in the first minute, Garry risked a fall, but ended up in a disadvantageous position. On top, Page scored with ground and pound. Halfway through the stage, Michael gave up the position and allowed his opponent to stand. With two minutes left in the match, Garry started the grappling fight again. The Irishman managed to get to the back and was looking for space to lock in the rear naked choke. Page resisted and tried to stop his opponent's advance. The fight ended with a moment of pressure from Garry.

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UFC 303 results

MAIN CARD 

Light heavyweight (up to 93 kg): Alex Poatán derrotou Jiri Prochazka by technical knockout 13 seconds into R2 – fight for the belt

Married weight (up to 74,6 kg): Diego lopes derrotou Dan Ige in the unanimous decision of the judges (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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Light heavyweight (up to 93 kg): Roman Dolidze derrotou Anthony Smith in the unanimous decision of the judges (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Bantam weight (up to 61,2 kg): Macy chiasson derrotou Mayra Sheetara by technical knockout (medical interruption) at 1m58s of R2

Welterweight (up to 77,1 kg): Ian Machado Garry derrotou Michael Page in the unanimous decision of the judges (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

PRELIMINARY CARD 

Average weight (up to 83,9 kg): joe pyfer derrotou Marc-Andre Barriault by knockout (punches) at 1min25s of R1

Featherweight (up to 65,7 kg): André Fili derrotou Cub swanson in the judges' split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Featherweight (up to 65,7 kg): Jean Silva derrotou Charles Jourdain by knockout (punch) at 1min22s of R2

Bantam weight (up to 61,2 kg): Payton Talbott derrotou Yanis Ghemmouri by technical knockout (punches) 19s into R1

Straw weight (up to 52,1 kg): Gillian robertson derrotou Michelle Waterson in the unanimous decision of the judges (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)

Heavy weight (up to 120,2 kg): Martin Buday derrotou Andrei Arlovski in the judges' split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)

Flyweight (up to 56,7 kg): King Tsuruya derrotou Carlos Hernandez in the unanimous decision of the judges (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Bantam weight (up to 61,2 kg): Vinicius LokDog derrotou Ricky simon in the unanimous decision of the judges (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

UFC 303 Stats

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