UFC on FOX 22 Results: Josh Emmett defeats Scott Holtzman (Highlights)

December 17, 2016 3:05 pm by Chris Taylor

A lightweight scrap between Josh Emmett and Scott Holtzman took place during tonight’s UFC on FOX 22 prelims on FS1.

Round one begins and Emmett throws a head kick that is blocked. Holtzman replies with a right and then a left hand. Josh with a kick to the body. Scott counters with a right but Emmett shoots in for a takedown. Scott is able to stuff the attempt but is pressed up against the cage by Josh. Holtzman breaks free and lands a right. He follows that up with a low kick that apparently connected with the groin of Emmett. The referee steps in a to stop the action momentarily. After a short break we continue. Immediately upon restart Emmett lands an eye poke. We break again and then restart. Josh unloads a right hand and then shoots in for a takedown. He gets it but Scott pops right back up. Holtzman charges forward with a combination. Emmett shoots in for a takedown. Scotty stuffs the attempt and begins working some knees from the clinch. The fighters battle against the cage. Emmett presses Holtzman up against the fence. He picks Scott up and slams him to the canvas. Scott is able to quickly get back to his feet however and unleashes a hard combination. The fighters clinch and Scott lands a trip takedown. He begins working some short shots from the full guard position. A nice right hand finds a home for Scott. He begins working some good lefts from the top. Emmett scrambles and gets back up to his feet. Scott still has him pressed against the cage and lands some good knees. Emmett breaks free and circles out. Round one comes to an end.

Round two begins and Holtzman charges forward with a combination. He throws a high kick but Emmett catches it and scores a takedown. The position is short lived however as Scott once again pops right back up to his feet. Emmett lands a big right as Scott is getting up. He follows that up with two more big right hands. Scott tucks his chin and returns fire with punches. The lightweights stand and trade. Emmett shoots in and scores a takedown. He quickly takes Scott’s back and looks for a choke. Holtzman defends, scrambles and gets back to his feet. He immediately lands a solid combination. Scott shoots in and scores a takedown. Emmett is able to scramble and get back to his feet. Emmett ducks a punch and shoots in for a takedown attempt. He gets it. He quickly moves to the back of Holtzman and looks to sink in his hooks. Scott immediately scrambles and is able to get back to his feet. He presses Emmett against the cage and works some solid knees and punches. Emmett is able to break free and circle out but he looks to be tired no. His hands are very low. Josh misses with a low kick but scores with a flying knee as round two comes to an end. What a fight!

Round three begins and Scott presses forward and lands a right. Emmett circles and throws a left hook. He charges forward and lands a combination. Scott throws a kick to the body but Emmett catches it and presses him up against the cage. Josh with some nice body shots. Scott breaks free and lands a nice combination. Josh catches him with a huge counter. Scott is rocked. Emmett is all over him with strikes. He shoots in and scores a takedown. Scott immediately pops back up to his feet. Scott throws a body kick and then shoots in and scores a takedown. Emmett quickly shoots back to his feet and presses Scott against the cage. Emmett scores a trip but Scott pops right back to his feet. Josh has Scott pressed against the cage and works some knees. Scott breaks free and lands a hard left. He follows that up with a body kick. Emmett fires back with a jab. Both fighters trade shots in the center of the octagon. Emmett presses forward and grabs a leg. He is able to score a trip takedown but once again Scott bounces right back up. The horn sounds to end round three. Another amazing fight is in the books.


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