The UFC roadshow returned to Japan and overall I think it delivered.
There has been 5 Von Flue chokes in UFC history, OSP added his 3rd of those five, when he put the returning Okami to sleep near the 2 minute mark of the very first round.
In a wafer thin Light Heavyweight division, OSP certainly has the tools to push for a title shot, if he can add a little more consistency and go on a winning streak.
For 3 minutes Cláudia Gadelha looked as though she was on her way to a 3rd meeting with Joanna Jędrzejczyk, but once she ended up on her back towards the end of the opening round, Jessica Andrade proved to be to strong for her.
Gadelha was incredibly brave as ever, and will come again, Andrade will surely earn another crack at UFC Gold.
Once the best Lightweight on the planet, Takanori Gomi lost his 5th straight fight, and surely has fought his last fight in the UFC, and really should be considering earning his living via other means, retirement should seriously be considered.
The Light Heavyweight division badly needs some new blood, I wouldn’t say Gokhan Saki is new blood, but he will bring some much needed excitement to the ranks.
After a great start Saki looked to be fading until he landed the finishing punch to end the brave challenge of Da Silva.
Due to his age, style and previous wars in combat sports, Saki won’t be around long, but it will be fun while it lasts.
Ovince Saint Preux def. Yushin Okami via submission (Von Flue choke) (R1, 1:50)
Jessica Andrade def. Claudia Gadelha (30-25, 30-26, 30-27)
Dong Hyun Kim def. Takanori Gomi via first-round TKO (1:30)
Gokhan Saki def. Henrique da Silva via first-round KO (4:45)