Chris Curtis and Rodolfo Vieira gave the impression to be a simple task for disruption, however, each man showcased their toughness with Curtis taking off on prime by decision at UFC Vegas fifty-seven.
Chris Curtis became a devotee favorite last year, once a drawn-out career finally landed him within the UFC — permitting him to announce his presence with consecutive knockouts of Phil Hawes and Brendan Allen.
The “Action Man” came to, well, action at UFC Vegas fifty-seven, paired up with embellished BJJ ace Rodolfo Vieira. The match-up was simple: striker versus grappler, at least on paper.
Chris Curtis took the middle of the octagon, landed 2 punches then was taken down by Vieira. As luck would have it for Curtis, he hit a reversal on the way down and landed in prime position. The following scramble placed the fighters on the fence with Vieira in the advantageous position.
Vieira was delivering knees to Curtis’ midriff and sadly was hit below the belt. Curtis failed to use a lot of the time to urge back to it with his opponent. Vieira landed a leg kick then whiffed on a sloppy takedown try. He tried again, now began with a jab, and he was able to push Curtis against the fence.
Curtis spun out and landed a tough shot to the body as Vieira chased a takedown again. Vieira connected with a jab, then a right hand over the top. Once Vieira had momentum on the feet, he landed a push kick that was thought to be below the belt, however, a replay determined it was not. The referee sent Curtis back to the middle of the cage and Vieira continued to connect with straight punches.
The round came to an end shortly after.
Vieira shot for an early single-leg within the second round, pushing Curtis to the cage. Vieira was unable to urge the takedown and came to the middle of the cage. Curtis was caught low again, however, the referee failed to grant him a disruption in action. Curtis began to search out his range as the second round went on, landing a slick body shot. Curtis began looking at body shots then went up top with a left-right combination that landed cleanly. Curtis currently had the momentum going into the last round.
Curtis was firing his left hook to start the final round and Vieira failed to have a solution. The combinations continued to land for Curtis as Vieira was unable to urge hold of him. The left hook of Curtis was primarily automatic as he began stuffing the takedowns of Vieira more unquestionably. Vieira landed several shots of his own, however, Curtis was obtaining the higher of him on the feet. Curtis stuffed an extra takedown, the landed ground and pound to put a stamp on the competition.