UFC Mexico City Results: Humberto Bandenay Starches Martin Bravo

UFC Mexico City Humberto Bandenay
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Humberto Bandenay impressed in his promotional debut at UFC Mexico City with a 30 second knockout over heavy favorite Martin Bravo.

Martin Bravo makes his return to the Octagon at UFC Mexico City nine months after his last bout. Bravo was crowned the winner of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 3 after displaying great striking against Claudio Puelles, knocking him out in the second round last November.

Humberto Bandenay is a Peruvian prospect who has finished 10 of his 13 career victories. The featherweight is on a five-fight win streak heading into his promotional debut, stopping his opponent in each of those contests.

Bravo opened up the fight with a head kick that missed, then ate a leg kick from Bandenay. Bravo came up short with a leg kick and Bandenay answered with a body kick. Once Bravo guarded against the body kick, Bandenay went high with a kick that connected flush and knocked Bravo out clean.

Humberto Bandenay was the biggest underdog on the card and proved the bookies wrong in just 26 seconds. Bandenay aimed to put Peru on the map in his UFC debut and succeeded with flying colors. Bandenay is not one-dimensional either. The Peruvian featherweight has five submissions under his belt along with his six knockouts.

Martin Bravo now has a loss on his record and will most likely be held out of action for a good period of time. Martin Bravo is one of the shining prospects of Mexico and will hopefully be able to channel what brought him to the Octagon in his next bout.

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Danny is a 2017 graduate of Ithaca College's Sport Media program. He has been an avid fan of mixed martial arts since watching the UFC’s 100 Greatest Fights special on Spike TV back in 2009. Shortly following UFC 100, Danny’s Saturdays, and most of his free time, became dedicated to the Ultimate Fighting Championship. In addition to writing and editing for Cageside Press, Danny works as a sports broadcaster and as a DJ for Ithaca College’s FM radio station, 92 WICB, and as a Ring Announcer for Gladius Fights/Global Grappling League. Along with fellow Cageside Press writer Heath Harshman, Danny hosts a weekly MMA podcast, Throwin' Elbows MMA.

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