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Jake Ellenberger

UFC Utica Results: Ben Saunders stops Jake Ellenberger in Round 1 (VIDEO)

Chris Taylor - June 1, 2018

A welterweight fight between veterans Jake Ellenberger and Ben Saunders took place on tonight’s UFC Fight Night 131 main card from Utica, New York. Round one begins and Saunders lands a kick to the body to start things off. He throws a head kick but it is blocked by Jake. Ellenberger presses forward but eats a kick to the body for his troubles. Saunders is utilizing a lot of movement early on. Jake leaps in with a right hand and then forces Ben against the cage. The fighters trade knees and battle in the clinch. Saunders lands a big knee to the body that drops Ellenberger. Ben immediately jumps on Jake with some ground and pound and this one is all over folks. Impressive first-round victory for Ben Saunders.

Sam Alvey

UFC Utica Results: Sam Alvey defeats Gian Villante (Highlights)

Chris Taylor - June 1, 2018

A fight between Sam Alvey and Gian Villante kicked off tonight’s UFC Fight Night 131 main card from Utica, New York. Round one begins and Villante presses the action early. He lands a kick to the body. Alvey circles but Gian fires off another kick that connects. Alvey is moving along the fence. He throws a low kick which lands. Gian lands one of his own. Villante with a high kick which is blocked. Sam circles off of the fence. Villante continues to walk forward. He throws a jab. Alvey attempts to counter but misses. Gian with a decent right hand up the middle. He continues to press the pace on Alvey. “Smiling Sam” throws a big left that misses the mark. Villante with a leg kick and then one to the body. He appears to be very loose. A high kick partially connects for Gian. Alvey finally begins to come forward now. He can’t continue to be walked down by Villante. Gian fires off a low kick that connects to the groin of Alvey and we have a break in the action. Alvey recovers and we restart. Alvey just misses with a left hand. He throws another that connects and drops Gian. Villante pops right back up but Sam is all over him with punches. Villante survives as the horn sounds to end round one.

UFC Utica, Jimmie Rivera, Marlon Moraes
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UFC Utica Live Results

Chris Taylor - June 1, 2018

UFC Utica Live Results Unable to catch tonight’s UFC Fight Night 131 event in Utica? BJPENN.com has you covered! Stay glued to this page for up to the minute live results from all of tonight’s action.

UFC Utica, Jimmie Rivera, Marlon Moraes
Marlon Moraes

UFC Utica weigh-in results: headliners Jimmie Rivera, Marlon Moraes hit their marks

Tom Taylor - May 31, 2018

Tomorrow night, the UFC will touch down in Utica, New York with a rare, Friday night card. This UFC Utica card will be topped by a bantamweight clash between the streaking Jimmie Rivera, and former World Series of Fighting champion Marlon Moraes. Though nothing is official just yet, this bout could well produce the bantamweight division’s next number-one contender.