A middleweight bout between Oluwale Bamgbose (6-2 MMA) and Cezar Ferreira (9-5 MMA) served as the second fight of tonight’s UFC on FOX 19 card in Tampa Bay, Florida.
Round one begins and Bamgbose opens with a leg kick. Ferreira responds with a huge leg kick of his own. Big punches and a kick from Bamgbose. Another big punch from Oluwale drops Ferreira. Bamgbose follows him to the ground and lands a couple of shots but Cezar gets back to his feet. Good takedown from Ferreira who begins unleashing some brutal ground and pound. Bamgbose scrambles and gets back to his feet. Ferreira slips and ends up on his back. Bamgbose decides not to follow him to the ground. Round one comes to an end.
Round two begins and Cezar opens up with a jab and then a leg kick. Nice knee to the body scores for Ferreira. Cezar lands a takedown and begins working from full guard. Big elbows from the top by Cezar. Bamgbose is busted up. Another huge elbow lands flush. Big shots from Ferreira. Bamgbose is able to get back to his feet just as round two comes to an end.
Round three begins and Bamgbose looks to be in rough shape. Cezar opens up with a front kick that misses. Ferreira attempts a wheel kick but misses badly. Bamgbose with a good right hand. Cezar replies with a body kick. Bamgbose misses with a kick and Cezar grabs a hold of him. Bamgbose breaks free and lands a jab. Cezar misses with a high kick and shoots in for a takedown. He gets it. Good elbows from the top by Ferreira. Oluwale Bamgbose returns to his feet. 10 seconds left. Cezar misses with a high kick and this one is over as round three ends.
Cezar Ferreira defeats Oluwale Bamgbose via decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)