UFC Vegas 36 Results: Julian Erosa Chokes Out Charles Jourdain in Exciting Fight

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UFC Vegas 36 Julian Erosa
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - SEPTEMBER 04: (L-R) Julian Erosa punches Charles Jourdain of Canada in their fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on September 04, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Julian Erosa and Charles Jourdain threw down at UFC Vegas 36 as both landed big shots before a submission victory for Julian Erosa.

A 150lb catchweight bout that promised fireworks at UFC Vegas 36 saw Canadian Charles Jourdain up against “Juicy J” Julian Erosa.

Jourdain, 1-1-1 across his last three fights, was looking for a second straight win, while Erosa looked to bounce back from a loss to Seung Woo Choi which had snapped a three-fight win streak.

Erosa quickly took the center of the octagon, pushing Jourdain against the cage. Jourdain fired a sprinting combination, but missed his three punches and slipped after a head kick attempt. Erosa caught a body kick, drove Jourdain to the cage and delivered a knee to the body. A right straight caused Jourdain to stumble and Erosa walked him to the cage, nailing him with a left hook to the body. Erosa chained together a combination of hooks, but Jourdain answered with two left straights down the pipe. Jourdain landed another left straight, then Erosa cracked him with an uppercut and a combination that caused him to stumble backwards again. A strong finish to the round for Erosa.

Erosa touched Jourdain with a few left hooks behind the guard to start the second round. Jourdain then landed a body kick and delivered several hooks. Erosa backed Jourdain to the cage with another combination, but a front kick caught Jourdain below the belt as he jumped in the air, stopping the action briefly. A big left hook landed for Erosa and one followed for Jourdain closed the distance. Jourdain needed the entire octagon to land a big combination, and it did, with a trio of hooks finding the mark. A big hook then knocked Erosa down. It was a big bounceback for Jourdain.

It was an action-packed start to the final round as Jourdain closed the distance and delivered solid hooks to Erosa. Erosa weathered the storm and pushed Jourdain against the cage, achieving a takedown. Jourdain attempted to stand up, but a window opened for Erosa as he snatched up a d’arce choke. Jourdain couldn’t separate at all and was forced to tap.

Julian Erosa def. Charles Jourdain by Submission (D’arce Choke) in Round 3 (2:56)

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