UFC Vegas 47 went down on Saturday night at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas. In the main event, Sean Strickland completely neutralised Jack Hermansson to earn a split decision victory, although it should have been unanimous. Nonetheless, ‘Tarzan’ improved his winning streak to six in a row and should be looking at a top five middleweight contender next. In the co-main event, Nick Maximov maintained his perfect record by earning a split decision win against Punahele Soriano.
Elsewhere on the UFC Vegas 47 main card, Shavkat Rakhmonov continued his uber impressive run in the promotion by knocking out a dangerous opponent in Carlston Harris in the first round, Brendan Allen returned to winning ways with a second round submission win against Sam Alvey, Bryan Battle improved his UFC run to two wins in a row by beating fellow TUF 29 alumni Tresean Gore by unanimous decision and Julian Erosa improved to two wins in a row with a split decision victory against Steven Peterson.
UFC Vegas 47 Results
Sean Strickland defeats Jack Hermansson by split decision (49-46, 47-48, 49-46)
Nick Maximov defeats Punahele Soriano by split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
Shavkat Rakhmonov defeats Carlston Harris by first round KO (4:10)
Brendan Allen defeats Sam Alvey by second round rear naked choke submission (2:10)
Bryan Battle defeats Tresean Gore by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Julian Erosa defeats Steven Peterson by split decision (28-29, 29-28)
John Castaneda defeats Miles Johns by third round arm-triangle choke submission (1:38)
Hakeem Dawodu defeats Mike Trizano by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Chidi Njokuani defeats Marc-Andre Barriault by first round KO (0:16)
Alexis Davis defeats Julija Stoliarenko by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 30-27)
Jailton Almeida defeats Danilo Marques by first round TKO (2:57)
Philip Rowe defeats Jason Witt by second round TKO (2:15)
Malcolm Gordon defeats Denys Bondar by first round TKO (injury) (1:22)