Home @ Capital One Arena Washington, DC2020 February 20th at 4:00pm
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UFC 247 takes place Saturday night from Houston, Texas. The card is headlined by a UFC light heavyweight championship bout pitting champion Jon Jones (25-1 (1 no contest)) against unbeaten challenger Dominick Reyes (12-0). An additional championship bout sees UFC women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko (18-3) defending against Katlyn Chookagian (13-2). Both Jones and Shevchenko are significant favorites.
UFC 247 kicks off with a pair of UFC newcomers, both debuting in the UFC after stints in the LFA organization. Lingo is 7-0 while Zalal is 7-2.
Round 1. Lingo moves in with a couple of punches and then clinches. Zalal pushes him off and attacks with a few kicks. Lingo lands a nice straight right hand. Zalal goes for a takedown and gets Lingo to the mat but Lingo pops right up. Zalal lands a few knees on the feet. Lingo and Zalal trade hard punches with each man connecting well. Zalal gets a late takedown. Lingo pushes him off and returns to the feet. Lingo then looks for a takedown but Zalal counters with a kimura attempt at the close. 10-9 Zalal.
Round 2. Zalal looks for a takedown early. Zalal gets it and controls Lingo by the cage. Lingo has full guard while Zalal tries to land some punches from the top. Lingo attempts to stand up and Zalal looks for a D’Arce choke in the process. Zalal cannot secure it and they return to the feet. Zalal immediately attacks with a couple of kicks low and high. Zalal gets another takedown but Lingo grabs a guillotine choke in the process. Lingo isn’t able to threaten and he gives that up. 10-9 Zalal.
Round 3. Zalal gets another takedown and has side control. Lingo looks to stand but Zalal maintains top position. Lingo at least has full guard now. Lingo again stands up which leads to Zalal attacking the neck again. Zalal can’t lock anything in so he lets it go. Back on the feet, Zalal lands a few straight punches. Zalal attacks with a late guillotine attempt and then a D’Arce but time runs out. 10-9 Zalal, 30-27 Zalal.