UFC Fight Night 101: Whittaker vs. Brunson was held on November 27, 2016 at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia.
Aussie Robert Whittaker put on a show. His counter offensive was very good and effective that led to first round TKO against Derek Brunson in front of his home crowd in Melbourne. They earned the Fight of the Night bonus and the Performance of the Night bonus was also awarded to Robert Whittaker.
Tyson Pedro gave an awesome performance as well. He kept his composure after being knocked down and recovers. The Aussie gets his first UFC win in round one by choking Khalil Rountree out and awarded $50,000 for Performance of the Night.
Our very own Jenel Lausa’s UFC debut fight at flyweight was victorious, too. He edges Yao Zhikui bags unanimous decision win. His headkick followed by punches on the ground in the second round was the most exciting part of the fight. Great that another Filipino is making waves in the world’s number one mixed martial arts promotion company.
Here’s the result of UFC Melbourne fight card:
Robert Whittaker def. Derek Brunson via TKO at 4:07,of rd 1
FS1 Main Card
Andrew Holbrook def. Jake Matthews via SD
Omari Akhmedov def. Kyle Noke via UD
Alex Volkanovski def. Yusuke Kasuya via TKO at 2:06 of rd 1
Tyson Pedro def. Khalil Rountree via submission at 4:07 of rd 1
Danielle Taylor def. Seohee Ham via SD
Daniel Kelly def. Chris Camozzi via UD
Damien Brown def. Jon Tuck via SD
Jonathan Meunier def. Rich Walsh via UD
Ben Nguyen def Geane Herrera via UD
UFC FIGHT PASS Prelims
Jason Knight def. Dan Hooker via UD
Marlon Vera def. Ning Guangyou via UD
Jenel Lausa def. Yao Zhikui via UD