Jessica Andrade Enters the Record Books As Johnny Walker and Gilbert Burns Secure 1st Round Wins at UFC 283

Jessica Andrade Enters the Record Books As Johnny Walker and Gilbert Burns Secure 1st Round Wins at UFC 283

  • Johnny Walker finished Paul Craig with a flurry of shots in the first round of their light-heavyweight bout
  • Jessica Andrade has now tied Amanda Nunes for the most wins by a female fighter in the UFC, with 15
  • Gilbert Burns just less than a round to finish off Neil Magny as Brazil's fighters dominated at UFC 283

The Brazilians were in fine form as they used the home-ground support to their advantage at UFC 283.

The organisation’s first pay-per-view of the year lived up to the hype as the stacked card did not disappoint.

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Brazil's fighters, Jessica Andrade, Johnny Walker and Gilbert Burns all picked up big wins in front of their home fans at UFC 283. Image: Buda Mendes
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The ever-popular Johnny Walker kicked off the main card bouts in style when he produced a stunning knockout to beat Paul Craig.

The Brazilian used his impressive reach to finish the Scotsman in the first round of their light-heavyweight bout, securing a TKO victory.

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How Walker secured victory

The lanky Brazilian tried to land a high kick which Craig caught and attempted to use to get Walker to the ground. Despite being on one leg, Walker managed to use long arms to still land blow after blow, dropping Craig to the ground.

Craig still had hold of Walker’s leg but couldn’t cover up properly from the shots and the referee eventually stepped in.

Andrade makes history

Jessica Andrade continued the impressive Brazilian showing when she dominated Lauren Murphy in the Octagon. Andrade looked the best she’s ever been as she won every round on the judges’ scorecards. Many felt the fight should have been stopped before the final round as Murphy’s face took a beating. Andrade also tied Amanda Nunes for the most wins by a woman in the UFC at 15.

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Burns blazes through Magny

Brazil’s Gilbert Burns made it three out of three for the home fighters when he finished Neil Magny in the first round of their welterweight bout. Burns took down Magny early in the round and eventually hooked in a perfect head and arm choke. Magny had no choice but to tap.

UFC 283 heads to Brazil

The UFC will look to crown a new Light-Heavyweight Champion and an undisputed Flyweight Champion at UFC 283.

The organisation will head to Brazil for the first pay-per-view of the year, where former champion, Glover Teixeira and Jamahal Hill will fight for the title.

Mexico's Brandon Moreno and Brazil's Deiveson Figueiredo will also meet to determine the Undisputed Flyweight Champion, Sports Brief reported.

Source: Sports Brief News