UFC Fight Night: Ramazan Emeev vs. Niklas Stolze Play-by-Play

Welterweights Ramazan Emeev and Niklas Stolze fought on the prelims of UFC’s show on Saturday. Their fight went like this.

Bout 2: Ramazan Emeev (18-4) vs. Niklas Stolze (12-3) (Welterweight)

Emeev landed a solid right hand in the first minute before getting a takedown. Stolze was put on the ground for a moment before he returned to stand-up. Emeev got a single leg takedown in the second minute. Stolze tried for a triangle choke from the bottom for a moment, although Emeev escaped. Moving over to the cage, Emeev tried for a choke to Stolze, who was seated while he stood. Stolze got to his feet, escaping the choke and going into a body lock. They separated from a clinch with a minute-and-a-half left in the round. Emeev got another takedown with a minute to go. Stolze tried for a guillotine from the bottom that Emeev escaped moments after they hit the ground. They returned to the feet for the final seconds, where Stolze connected with a knee to the head that dropped Emeev. Stolze tried for ground and pound as the round ran out of time.

Emeev connected with some hard punches in the first minute of the second round. Stolze stopped a takedown attempt in the second minute. The striking slowed down significantly in the second half of the round. Emeev became the more active striker with Stolze taking a bit of a backseat in the round. Emeev finished the round with a few jabs and crosses that connected clean.

Emeev started the final round by going into a body lock with Stolze after failing for a takedown. Emeev got on the back of Stolze while still on the feet. Emeev landed a knee to the head before trying for a choke on the feet. He scored with another knee before they went back to stand-up striking. Stolze got a single leg takedown in the second minute of the round. They stood up after being down for a short period of time. Emeev held Stolze against the cage in the second half of the round. He switched from being on his back and being in front of him. Emeev landed knees to the head and legs from the position. Emeev got a double leg takedown in the final 10 seconds. Stolze tried for a guillotine choke from the bottom until the fight ran out of time. After 15 minutes, a unanimous decision went to Emeev (30-27, 30-27 & 29-28).

RESULT: Ramazan Emeev def. Niklas Stolze via Decision, Unanimous

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Emeev 9 10 10 29
Stolze 10 9 9 28

Live coverage of the entire show can be viewed here.

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