Jon Jones' training partner beats Caio Machado and complicates Brazil's fight at UFC Las Vegas 91

Heavyweight fights evenly, but is outclassed and continues without victories in the organization

Caio Machado fighting in UFC Las Vegas 91. Photo: Disclosure/UFC

Inserted in the only confrontation between heavyweights (up to 120,2kg) on ​​the preliminary card of the UFC Las Vegas 91, Caio Machado had the warning signal turned on. Opponent of Don'Tale Mayes this Saturday (27), the Brazilian had a balanced confrontation, but did not convince the side judges. After three rounds, the American was declared a unanimous decision.

The defeat puts pressure on the Tupiniquim team for their next challenge. The stumble marked the second consecutive negative result for Caio, who continues without success in the company.

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Machado's executioner, Don'Tale Mayes continues to seek stability in the company. training partner Jon Jones, the heavyweight has won two victories in his last five engagements.

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The fight started with Mayes taking the initiative and scaring Caio with a combination of jabs and straight shots. Don'Tale remained aggressive and hit the Brazilian with an overhand. Despite the disadvantage, the Brazilian continued walking towards his opponent. Machado had the worst of the fight on his feet and was constantly attacked by his opponent. In the final minute, a cross from the North American took Caio to the canvas. Don'Tale went up, but there was no more time.

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In the second round, Caio was the victim of a clean right to the face in the opening seconds. The Brazilian continued to have difficulties fighting on the feet, but accepted the open fight. In the final seconds, the athletes exchanged attacks close to the fences, but the timer ran to zero.

The last round continued to be fought on foot. The Brazilian loosened up and bet on 'hit and go'. Mayes was looking for a knockout with a single blow, but showed signs of fatigue. Near the final minute, Machado 'called his opponent into a fight'. The fighters began to exchange specific attacks in the center of the octagon. In the final seconds, Caio went after his opponent, but there was no more time.

UFC Las Vegas 91 results

MAIN CARD 

Flyweight (up to 56,7 kg): Alex Perez derrotou Matheus Nicolau by knockout at 2m16s of R2

Light heavyweight (up to 93 kg): Bogdan Guskov derrotou Ryan spann by technical knockout at 3m16s of R2

Flyweight (up to 56,7 kg): Karina Silva derrotou Ariane da Silva in the unanimous decision of the judges (30-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Heavy weight (up to 120,2 kg): Jonathan Diniz derrotou austen lane by knockout at 2m12s of R2

Featherweight (up to 65,7 kg): david onama derritiy Jonathan Pearce in the decision of the judges (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Welterweight (up to 77,1 kg): Uros Medic derrotou Tim means by technical knockout at 2m09s of R1

PRELIMINARY CARD 

Bantam weight (up to 61,2 kg): Victor Henry derrotou Rani Yaya by technical knockout at 2m36s of R3

Light weight (up to 70,3 kg): Austin Hubbard derritiy Michal Figlak in the unanimous decision of the judges (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Heavyweight (up to 120,2 kg): Don'Tale Mayes defeated Caio Machado in the unanimous decision of the judges (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Straw weight (up to 52,1 kg): Ketlen Hot derrotou Marnic Mann in the unanimous decision of the judges (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Light weight (up to 70,3 kg): Chris Padilla finished James Llontop with a rear naked choke at 4m33s of R1

Flyweight (up to 56,7 kg): Ivana Petrovic finished Na Liang with a hand triangle at 1m29s ​​from R3

Light weight (up to 70,3 kg): Maheshate Hayisaer derrotou Gabriel benitez in the judges' split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

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