A flyweight scrap between Jussier Formiga and Ulka Sasaki kicked off tonight’s UFC Fight Night 117 main card in Japan.
Round one begins and Formiga gets things started with an inside low kick. He circles and lands a nice counter right hand over the top. Sasaki with some forward pressure. He grabs Formiga in the clinch and lands a knee. The fighters break and Sasaki lands a body kick. Formiga with a low kick. Sasaki responds with a nice jab. Ulka is much taller than Jussier. Formiga catches a low kick and lands a counter right hand. Sasaki circles out and then lands a nice kick to the body. Formiga just misses with a counter left. He shoots in and scores a double leg takedown. Formiga working from full guard now. He passes to half guard. Sasaki working some short shots from the bottom. Formiga passes to full mount and Ulka attempts to scramble. Formiga takes his back and locks in a body triangle. He sinks in a rear-naked choke. It looks to be deep. It is and Sasaki is forced to tap. This one is all over!
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