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Ovince Saint Preux    UFC    Light Heavyweight
Saint Preux defeated Yushin Okami via submission (von flue choke) at 1:50 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Friday in Japan.

Fantasy Analysis

Saint Preux is now the owner of three of five von flue choke submissions in UFC history. Yushin Okami pulled guard to start the fight, and Saint Preux had no issue following him to the ground. It was clear "Thunder" believed his only chance against the larger fighter was to use grappling and leverage instead of rolling the dice standing. Shortly after Okami pulled guard, Saint Preux was able to set up the von flue choke and got to side control before causing the Japanese fighter to become unconscious. After the fight, Saint Preux said he still wants to fight Shogun Rua, who he was originally scheduled to fight in the main event.
Yushin Okami    PFL    Welterweight
Okami was defeated by Ovince Saint Preux via submission (von flue choke) at 1:50 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Friday in Japan.

Fantasy Analysis

Okami came in with the strategy of using grappling to defeat the much larger Saint Preux. However, this strategy backfired. Okami tried to sweep Saint Preux, but left himself wide open for the former Tennessee Volunteer's patented von flue choke. "Thunder" was choked unconscious and should not consider competing at light heavyweight after this fight.
Jessica Andrade    UFC    strawweight
Andrade defeated Claudia Gadelha via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-26, 30-27) at UFC Fight Night on Friday in Japan.

Fantasy Analysis

Andrade made a statement with a dominant victory over the No. 1-ranked UFC women's strawweight. She faced adversity early as Gadelha opened up a huge cut on her forehead and seemed to have the advantage on the feet, but Andrade responded well with a huge takedown and brutal ground and pound to finish the round. The former bantamweight used her size as she was able to smother Gadelha on the ground. From the midpoint of the first round until the end of the fight she dominated Gadelha. Andrade has a unique ability to land huge slams for takedowns, and the smaller strawweights have extreme difficulty in getting to their feet once she takes them to the ground. Andrade seems to be primed for another title shot as this was her best performance to date.
Claudia Gadelha    UFC    strawweight
Gadelha was defeated by Jessica Andrade via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-26, 30-27) at UFC Fight Night on Friday in Japan.

Fantasy Analysis

Gadelha started out well by out-striking Andrade to start out the first round. She used movement and fast hands to open up a cut on Andrade's forehead that gushed blood. However, once the larger strawweight was able to close the distance she picked up Gadelha and landed a massive takedown. From there, the former bantamweight used her size and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu skills to dominate the No. 1-ranked UFC strawweight. Gadelha also suffered a bad cut in the first round. Gadelha seemed gassed after the first round, and she was dominated for the rest of the fight. The third round was not competitive. Gadelha was too exhausted to mount any offense and she was the proverbial nail to Andrade's hammer for the entire round. "Claudinha" certainly earned respect as she survived until the final bell.
Dong Hyun Kim    UFC    Welterweight
Kim defeated Takanori Gomi via TKO (punches) at 1:30 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Friday in Japan.

Fantasy Analysis

Kim dominated "The Fireball Kid" at Saitama Super Arena. Kim was patient and then landed a big right hand which dropped the Japanese legend. He followed it up with strikes on the ground before the referee stepped in. This was a good win for Kim and gives him two victories in a row.
Takanori Gomi    UFC    Lightweight
Gomi was defeated by Dong Hyun Kim via TKO (punches) at 1:30 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Friday in Japan.

Fantasy Analysis

This one didn't last long. Gomi was caught early with a right hand and Kim followed it up with strikes. The Japanese legend's chin was not up to the task, and this could be his last fight in the UFC.
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