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Round 1

Taira vs. Candelario was canceled on Saturday afternoon due to an illness suffered by Candelario, and it has been postponed to the May 14 UFC card. News of its cancelation was disclosed by UFC officials.

Round 1

There’s no sugar coating this one: this is far from the best UFC offering there has ever been. The fact that this now 11-fight show is being displayed on the flagship network of ESPN for its main card is a testament to the content-demanding contract signed by the promotion and its broadcast partner. If you fight fans are lucky, this scrappy, rag-tag group of underachievers with only 10 of the 22 fighters sporting UFC records above .500 can still put on a good show. Due to the cancelation of the previous match, we now kick things off with a bout in the women’s flyweight division with two ladies that desperately need a win in Mazany (7-5, 2-5 UFC) and Young (7-4, 0 -2 UFC). Combining for just two victories inside the Octagon opposite seven defeats, something’s gotta give her. The gloves do not get touched as top-notch referee Jason Herzog watches on, and the night begins. Mazany sticks out several punches early on, but Young holds her off with a longer reach. “Danger” puts her foe in danger early when she then charges for a takedown, and Young springs off the fence and shoves off to get some space and pull out from the clinch. Mazany scores a few punches over the top before crashing forward again to clinch, and she is in rapid pursuit of a takedown. Young keeps her balance after multiple tries, but she remains shoved up to the wall with Mazany glommed on to her. This grinding performance continues until Young explodes and twists to separate, only to get popped with a right hand on the way out. From a distance, Mazany chops down the leg and rushes forward to take the fight down, only to abandon it and knee Young square in the face. “The Shanimal” drops to a knee from the damaging blow, and appears to get her wits about her as she springs back to her feet. Young stays back with long jabs that are well short of the mark, and a front kick is feet away from her target as well, possibly so that she can recover from the strike. Mazany trips up on a jab before following it with a left hand, and she connects with another that splits the guard. Young chips at the lead leg with a kick, but her volume is diminished as Mazany meets her and doubles up on it. Mazany targets a few punches to the body before going over the top, and young rolls with the overhand and backs off. Mazany charges in, chin in the air, and Young cannot capitalize and instead is forced to block when Mazany swings at her. Young takes a body kick and tosses one back, and she sits down on a left hand. Mazany counters, Young fires back, and the round ends.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Mazany
Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-9 Mazany
Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Mazany

Round 2

Whether by accident through throwing jabs at the same time or intentional, the two ladies end up touching gloves. Young then pushes off with a front kick to the chest, shoving Mazany back. Mazany replies with a high kick that comes up short, and a slapping kick to the torso that does not. “Danger” lets loose with several calf kicks as Young just watches them land, before winding up with her hips to sling a much heavier kick low. Mazany mashes forward and sneaks in a left hand, and she gets in another from a messy combination. When Mazany backs off, she bull-rushes in again and gets intercepted with a left hand from Young that shakes her up. Mazany does not know whether to try for a takedown after getting stung or retreat to gather her thoughts, and when she does, Young touches her with the jab a few times to make Mazany wipe at her nose. Mazany bites down on her mouthpiece and slings a left hand, and she uses the forward motion to grab hold of a body lock. Instead of her getting the takedown, Young counters her and slams Mazany down to the mat. Young keeps her grounded for a moment, and Mazany walks up the wall back to her feet. “The Shanimal” hits a mat return to wrench Mazany down to the canvas, and she climbs on top and takes Mazany’s back during a wild scramble. When riding Mazany like a bucking bronco, she manages to flatten her out and drops down hammers. Knowing a finish could be around the corner, Young gives it everything she has with a long barrage of punches. Herzog allows Mazany every opportunity to defend herself or get out of the position, but as the unanswered blows continue to add up, he calls a stop to the fight. This is a crucial win for Young, who gets on the board as a UFC fighter after three tries.

The Official Results

Shanna Young def. Gina Mazany R2 3:11 via TKO (Punches)

Round 1

One of these two lightweights here will earn their first victory under the UFC banner, barring something strange, when Israel’s Levy (6-1, 0-1 UFC) battles it out with Glory MMA & Fitness product Breeden (10-4, 0- 1 UFC). Levy prefers the submission while “Money Mike” Breeden would rather knock an opponent out, and referee Mark Smith will be there to see if one achieves this goal or if things go awry. The fighters do not choose to touch gloves before duking it out, and Levy strikes first with a body kick. Breeden crashes the pocket after throwing his own kick, and he trips Levy down to the mat with his legs. Levy calmly walks himself back to his feet, and when Breeden cannot ground him again, Breeden backs away. “Money Mike” walks into a punch, and he tries to reply in kind but comes up short. Breeden tosses up a high kick, and he swings a left hand that sneaks around the guard. Levy just misses with a hook kick, and when Breeden bears down on him, Levys him with a kick to the torso. As Levy goes high again, Breeden blocks it and plants Levy down to the mat. Levy attacks a heel hook as soon as he lands, and Breeden slides his knee out and crawls back to his feet. Breeden chomps down on his gumshield and throws heavy leather, and Levy is forced to shell up and retreat. The American measures several jabs, only to take a flush kick to the body. Levy comes to clinch up and lifts up a knee, and when Breeden answers with one of his own, that knee pounds into Levy’s cup. Smith pauses, and Levy takes 45 seconds to recover before coming out swinging. Levy throws a few punches, and Levy replies with a head kick. Breeden walks straight through a head kick that smacks him upside the head to take his man down to the mat. Like before, Levy pulls for a heel hook, and Breeden twists to snatch his leg back and climb back up to stand. Breeden catches Levy when Levy throws wildly, and Levy ignores the counters to swing an overhand right that stings Breeden. Levy times a single-leg takedown to put Breeden down to the ground, but he can keep him there for just a second or two before the American gets back up. Levy snags a mat return, and when Breeden is on his hands and knees, Levy drills him in the side with a knee. Breeden explodes back to his feet upon hearing the 10-second clapper, and Levy concludes the round with a high knee.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Levy
Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-9 Levy
Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Levy

Round 2

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