Jhonata Diniz stars in massacre and shines with knockout in debut at UFC Las Vegas 91

Brazilian survives scare in the first round and promotes comeback against Austen Lane

Jonathan Diniz (left) fighting in UFC Las Vegas 91. Photo: Reproduction/X @UFCNews

Debutant in the largest MMA organization in the world, Jonathan Diniz had the debut of dreams. Present on the main card of UFC Las Vegas 91, held this Saturday (27), the Brazilian overcame scares in the first round against austen lane, but staged a turnaround in style. Famous for his knockout power, the athlete brutalized his rival in the second round, leaving his opponent 'blacked out' on the canvas.

In addition to winning on his debut, Diniz has even more reasons to celebrate. The heavyweight (up to 120,2 kg.) extended his unbeaten run in professional MMA, now adding seven consecutive victories, all on the fast track.

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A former American football player, Lane had his warning bells turned on. Revealed by 'Contender Series', the athlete has not yet won in three UFC commitments.

Turn in style

The fight started with Lane taking the initiative with a jab. Diniz sought to find the best distance to launch his attacks. Still in the first minute, Austen closed the distance and managed to get a takedown on the Brazilian. On top, the North American started attacking with ground and pound. The advantage remained with Lane and Jhonata was frustrated in his attempts to stay on his feet. In the final seconds, Austen attacked with blows from below, but there was no more time.

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In the second round, Jhonata risked a sequence of rights. Immediately, Lane shortened and went back to looking for a takedown. Diniz defended himself and shook his opponent with a cross. Austen tried to take him down again, but the Brazilian defended himself well. Halfway through the stage, the North American showed signs of fatigue and Jhonata tried to take advantage. The Tupiniquim landed clean rights to his opponent's face, which he then knocked out.

Former UFC bet loses yet another

Bogdan Guskov (left) fighting in UFC Las Vegas 91. Photo: Disclosure/UFC

Former UFC bet for light heavyweights (up to 93kg.), Ryan spann suffered another defeat in his career. Featured in the top 15 of the category, the athlete had a good start to the fight against Bogdan Guskov, but succumbed to his opponent's knockout power. The athlete was overcome on the fast track in the second round.

The stumble, in addition to losing 11th place in the rankings, sets off a warning signal for the North American. With defeat, the combatant reaches the mark of three negative results in a row.

In his third commitment to UFC gloves, Bogdan has reason to celebrate. The fighter reaches his second victory and, next week, he will be included in the top 15 of the division led by Alex Poatán.

David Onama wins in exciting fight

david onama fighting in UFC Las Vegas 91. Photo: Disclosure/UFC

Promise for the future of the featherweight division, david onama He won a match by scoring through emotion. Opponent of Jonathan Pearce, the athlete was scared, but came out on top after three rounds. After 15 minutes, the fighter was declared the winner in a unanimous decision by the judges.

At 29 years old, Onama has his second consecutive victory in the UFC. The athlete continues his climb towards the top 15 in the division led by Ilia Topuria.

Frustrated by David, Jonathan suffers a second setback in a row. In his last clash, the combatant had been overcome by Joanderson Tubarão.

Veteran loses with 'surprise knockout'

Uros Medic in victory in UFC Las Vegas 91. Photo: Reproduction/Twitter @UFCNews

New member of the welterweight division (up to 77,1kg.), Uros Medic put on a show in his debut in the category. Veteran's opponent Tim means, the athlete performed a 'surprise knockout' and knocked out his rival in the first round.

With victory, Medic returns to the path of victory. In his last commitment, the athlete ended up finishing by Myktybek Orolbai.

At 40, Tim means was once again surpassed in the company. Now, the athlete has accumulated four setbacks in the last five challenges.

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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