Jairzinho Rozenstruik Finishes Andrei Arlovski In 29 Seconds on UFC 244 Prelims

Jairzinho Rozenstruik extended his undefeated record on Saturday, defeating Andrei Arlovski in 29 seconds on the preliminary card of UFC 244.

Rozenstruik got his win in no time, rushing his opponent with strikes. He landed a counter left hook which dropped Arlovski, giving him a walk-off victory.

The win not only continues his career-long undefeated record, but continues his UFC-long run of victories via finishing his opponent.

Rozenstruik fought once in RIZIN, defeating Andrey Kovalev at RIZIN 10. He was signed to a UFC contract after getting another win on the regional level.

The loss puts Arlovski at 1-3 1 NC in his last five outings, and 3-6 1 NC in his last 10.

This article is part of a series of coverage called the “JMMA Tracker.” The series keeps track of Japanese MMA fighter’s activities in other promotions around the world.

Kanako Murata Claims Invicta Strawweight Championship In Decision Victory

Kanako Murata prevailed in a five-round battle on Friday against Emily Ducote for the Invicta Strawweight Championship.

Going all 25 minutes of the fight, the fighters relied on scorecards to determine a winner. In a split decision, Murata walked away as the new champion (48-47 Murata, 48-47 Ducote & 49-46 Murata).

The championship was vacant before, as previous champion Brianna van Buren had dropped the belt to sign with the UFC.

Murata made her Invicta debut in June, defeating Liana Pirosin via rear naked choke. She had previously fought in JMMA promotions RIZIN, DEEP, Pancrase and Shoot Boxing.

This article is part of a series of coverage called the “JMMA Tracker.” The series keeps track of Japanese MMA fighter’s activities in other promotions around the world.

 

Jarred Brooks Gets First Win Since UFC Run, Submitting Victor Altamirano

One-time RIZIN and Pancrase fighter Jarred Brooks picked up a second-round rear naked choke win over Victor Altamirano on Wednesday in Southgate, Michigan, USA.

After a dominant first round, Brooks closed the show with a rear naked choke. The win was the co-main event of the WXC 83: Warrior Wednesday 8 card.

“Man this win means so much to me… This past year and a half I’ve had so much happen to me,” said Brooks after his victory.

The fight was a return to the flyweight division after Brooks’ last fight was a strawweight bout. That fight, which was his RIZIN debut against Haruo Ochi ended in a no-contest after an accidental headbutt 10 seconds in.

The loss was the first of Altamirano’s professional career, being undefeated in his pro run in LFA prior to this fight.

In the main event of the show, Eric Shelton defeated Jesse Bazzi via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27 & 29-28). Shelton’s win was his first since his departure from the UFC earlier this year.

This article is part of a series of coverage called the “JMMA Tracker.” The series keeps track of Japanese MMA fighters wherever they go around the world.

Loma Lookboonmee Has Successful UFC Debut In Singapore

One-time Pancrase fighter Loma Lookboonmee got her first UFC win on Saturday, defeating Aleksandra Albu on the undercard of UFC Fight Night Singapore. Lookboonmee also made history as the first fighter from Thailand to sign with the UFC.

Lookboonmee fought for three rounds against Albu, out-striking the Russian fighter. When going to the scorecards, Lookboonmee was favoured on two of the three scorecards, giving her the win (30-27 Lookboonmee, 29-28 Albu & 30-29 Lookboonmee).

Lookboonmee improved to 4-1 as a professional. Her three wins came from fighting in Pancrase and Invicta FC. Her singular loss came to RIZIN and DEEP JEWELS fighter Suwanan Boonsorn, A.K.A AMP The Rocket. Boonsorn recently got a first-round victory at DEEP JEWELS 26.

The fight was the first strawweight fight for Lookboonmee, who had previously fought at atomweight throughout her career.

This article is part of a series of coverage called the “JMMA Tracker.” The series keeps track of Japanese MMA fighter’s activities in other promotions around the world.

Phil Davis Finishes Karl Albrektsson On Bellator 231 Main Card

RIZIN alumnus Karl Albrektsson suffered a loss to Phil Davis at Bellator 231 on Friday Night. It took Davis under three rounds to finish the Swedish fighter.

Davis landed ground and pound from top position until the referee finally stepped in and ended the bout.

“I want another light heavyweight tournament,” said Davis after his victory.

The first round of the fight saw both fighters have a good striking battle, along with a takedown from Davis. The first moment of brilliance from Davis came halfway through the second round, landing an overhand right which floored Albrektsson.

In the main event of the evening saw Frank Mir defeat Roy Nelson via decision in a rematch from 2011. The loss was Nelson’s fourth in a row, making his record 1-5 since exiting the UFC. On the flipside, Mir broke his previous four-fight losing streak.

This article is part of a series of coverage called the “JMMA Tracker.” The series keeps track of Japanese MMA fighter’s activities in other promotions around the world.