UFC Fight Night: Josh Emmett vs. Shane Burgos Play-by-Play

In the co-main event of Saturday’s UFC event, Josh Emmett and Shane Burgos fought in a featherweight battle. Here’s how the action went.

Bout 11: Josh Emmett (15-2) vs. Shane Burgos (13-1) (Featherweight)

Emmett landed was throwing and connecting with some hard punches early. A right-cross landed halfway through the round clean for Emmett. Burgos scored with some jabs later in the round. Both fighters were showing their toughness by not showing that punches were hurting. Emmett shot for a takedown near the end of the round, being hit with some punches while Burgos defended. Emmett scored with a couple of punches on the feet before the round ended.

Emmett’s lead left leg was getting damaged in the second round as a kick to it dropped him at one point. The striking favoured Burgos much more in the second round, as Emmett was backing up and playing defence for a large portion of the round.

In the first minute of the final round a jab from Emmett dropped Burgos. They went to the ground after that, with Emmett in top position in full guard. They got up with just under four minutes left in the fight. A pause came in the second minute after Emmett was hit in the groin. Emmett landed a few right hands after the fight resumed. A left hook from Emmett dropped Burgos, making the fight go back down to the ground. Emmett scored with some elbows and punches from top position before Burgos kicked him off. Burgos got rocked by more hooks in the final minute, but he continued to answer back with strikes of his own. Needing scorecards to find a winner, all three winners picked Emmett (29-28, 29-28 & 29-27).

RESULT: Josh Emmett def. Shane Burgos via Decision, Unanimous

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Emmett 10 9 10 29
Burgos 9 10 8 27

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