Jack Shore showed off his ground skills and his jab at UFC Vegas 36, defeating Liudvik Sholinian with ease to stay undefeated as a professional.
Welsh standout Jack Shore was back in action at UFC Vegas 36, taking on a short-notice foe in TUF 29 alum Liudvik Sholinian.
The undefeated Shore, who started the night 14-0, was originally lined up with Said Nurmagomedov. Nurmagomedov was replaced by Zviad Lazishvili, who in turn was replaced by Sholinian. Unlike a lot of cases on the UFC Vegas 36 card, at least Shore still had a fight.
Shore started fight finding his range and landing some good kicks to the lead leg. It was a feeling-out process and it didn’t take long until Shore went for a takedown. A takedown which he completed. There was smothering top position from Shore as he methodically stepped into side control. He had an arm-triangle in but Sholinian toughed it out and escaped back to the feet at the bell.
After a rough start in round one by Sholinian, he came out in round two more aggressive. Unfortunately for him, he walked into another takedown from Shore. Sholinian was able to get to his knees and back to his feet quickly. He kept walking Shore down but Shore was landing his jab and his right hand as Sholinian was engaging. Continued jabs and leg kicks from Shore landed to end the second round.
In the final round, Shore continued to beat up the lead leg of Sholinian. Sholinian couldn’t come forward because of the jab and couldn’t just sit on the outside because of the leg kicks. The silver lining for Sholinian was that he kept Shore from taking him down in round three. In the final minute, Sholinian was walking forward throwing looping overhands. Shore was on top of it and was landing the uppercut and the right hand to end the fight.
Jack Shore def. Liudvik Sholinian by Unanimous Decision (30-27 x3)