Tom Breese breezes through Daniel Kelly
We’ve waited almost two years to see British middleweight prospect Tom Breese back in the cage after suffering his first professional defeat, a split decision to Sean Strickland in June 2016.
It was well worth the wait. Breese was patient as Australian Olympian Daniel Kelly was typically awkward to work out on the feet.
That patience paid off as Birmingham’s Breese picked his moment to launch a left uppercut which dazed Kelly.
As Kelly retreated, seemingly concerned about his eye, Breese rushed in to put an end to the fight with a series of punches to Kelly, who was left crumpled on the canvas.
It was well worth the wait to see Breese return to winning ways. At just 26 years old, Breese is one talented middleweight to keep an eye on.
We have our first English winner at #UFCLiverpool 🙌
Tom Breese puts Dan Kelly away in the first round with a sharp uppercut…
What a way to bring us into the main card! 👊 pic.twitter.com/A8xltPvUQO
— UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) May 27, 2018
Lina Lansberg gets unanimous decision nod over Gina Mazany
Sweden’s Lina Lansberg earned her second UFC victory on Sunday, taking the unanimous decision win against American Gina Mazany.
Lansberg, a decorated Muay Thai champion, opted to grind on her opponent rather than purely rely on her striking pedigree.
Mazany had little answer for Lansberg as the latter put up a relentless pace. The unanimous decision in favour of Lansberg was just.
— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) May 27, 2018
UFC Liverpool: Thompson vs. Till preliminary results
Middleweight bout: Tom Breese defeats Daniel Kelly by TKO (punches) at 3:33 of round one.
Women’s Bantamweight bout: Lina Lansberg defeats Gina Mazany by Unanimous Decision after three rounds.
Welterweight bout: Carlo Pedersoli Jr. defeats Brad Scott by Split Decision after three rounds.
Catchweight bout (127lbs): Gillian Robertson defeats Molly McCann by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:05 of round two.
Middleweight bout: Elias Theodorou defeats Trever Smith by Unanimous Decision after three rounds.