UFC on Fox 17 Prelims: Charles Oliveira Guillotine Choke Taps Myles Jury

By Brian Knapp Dec 19, 2015
Charles Oliveira gave Myles Jury a reason to reconsider his decision to invade the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s featherweight division.

Oliveira -- who missed weight for the match by more than four pounds -- became the first man to finish Jury, as the Macaco Gold Team standout submitted him with a first-round guillotine choke at UFC on Fox 17 on Saturday at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. Jury (15-2, 6-2 UFC) tapped out 3:05 into round one, his welcome at 145 pounds a rude one.

The 26-year-old Oliveira (21-5, 9-5 UFC) executed a takedown inside the first 90 seconds, wheeled to the Power MMA Team rep’s back and ensnared Jury in the guillotine when he rose to his feet. Oliveira connected his hands, wrapped the still-standing American in full guard and finished it there.

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Underdog Marquardt KOs Dollaway

Former Pancrase and Strikeforce champion Nate Marquardt knocked out C.B. Dollaway in the second round of their undercard duel at 185 pounds. Dollaway (15-8, 9-8 UFC) met his end 28 seconds into round two, as he suffered his third consecutive defeat.

The two middleweights traded barbs throughout a mostly tepid first round. Less than a minute into the second, Marquardt (34-15-2, 12-8 UFC) sidestepped a charging Dollaway and planted a rolling counter right hook on the button. Dollaway’s body shut down immediately, and Marquardt made certain he was out with a follow-up hammerfist.

Newcomer Shevchenko Downs Kaufman

Strategic takedowns and some productive work in the clinch spurred Valentina Shevchenko to a split decision over former Strikeforce champion Sarah Kaufman in a preliminary women’s bantamweight scrap. Scores were 29-28 for Kaufman, 29-28 and 29-28 for Shevchenko.

Kaufman (17-4, 1-2 UFC) sputtered out of the gate. A replacement for the injured Germaine de Randamie, Shevchenko (12-1, 1-0 UFC) struck for two takedowns and briefly climbed to mount in the first round and then shined in close quarters in the second. She laced her clinch with knees and elbows, making navigation all but impossible for Kaufman.

Midway through round three, Kaufman saw her best chance at victory come and go. She took down Shevchenko, advanced to side control and attacked with elbows and short punches before achieving full mount in the waning moments. However, Shevchenko returned to her feet after a failed armbar attempt from the Canadian and put her fifth straight win in the books.

Returning McCrory Triangles Samman

Bellator MMA and Cage Fury Fighting Championships veteran Tamdan McCrory submitted Josh Samman with a third-round triangle choke in an undercard matchup at 185 pounds. Samman (12-3, 3-1 UFC) conceded defeat 4:10 into round three.

In his first appearance inside the Octagon since Aug. 8, 2009, McCrory (14-3, 4-3 UFC) found another gear after a scramble-heavy opening round. He trapped Samman at the base of the fence in the second and unleashed his ground-and-pound, varying the intensity and frequency of his punches and elbows. McCrory’s momentum spilled into the third round, where he again piled up points with kneeling ground-and-pound. Samman scrambled into top position, only to wander into the triangle choke. After a brief struggle, McCrory coaxed the tapout.

The loss halted a four-fight winning streak for Samman.

Lentz Outlasts Weary Castillo

American Top Team mainstay Nik Lentz made a successful return to the featherweight division, as he took a split decision from Danny Castillo in a plodding preliminary battle at 145 pounds. Scores were 29-28 for Castillo, 29-28 and 30-27 for Lentz.

Castillo (17-10, 7-7 UFC) spent himself early and fought on fumes for much of the final 10 minutes. Lentz stayed in his face with punches, well-timed takedowns and kicks to the legs and body. Fatigue was a serious problem for both men -- Lentz (26-7-2, 10-4-1 UFC) claimed to have suffered a knee injury in the first round -- but seemed to impact Castillo to a greater extent. The Team Alpha Male representative took labored breaths and carried his hands low late in the fight, incapable of authoring the finish he needed.

The 36-year-old Castillo now finds himself on a four-fight losing streak.

Miller-Alers Ends in No-Contest

A second-round eye poke from Jim Alers left American Top Team’s Cole Miller unable to continue in their undercard pairing at 145 pounds. Referee Herb Dean called for the disappointing stoppage 1:44 into round two, resulting in a no-contest.

Miller (21-9, 10-7 UFC) dictated the terms of the engagement with his length and reach, as he fired away with probing jabs, straight rights, occasional counters and sneaky front kicks to the face and chest. A former Cage Warriors Fighting Championship titleholder, Alers (13-2, 1-1 UFC) had issues get anything going, outside of sporadic low kicks and a few left hooks to the head.

Usman Wins Sixth Straight

Repeated takedowns, crushing topside control and a methodical pace carried “The Ultimate Fighter 21” winner Kamaru Usman to a unanimous decision over Leon Edwards in a preliminary welterweight clash. All three cageside judges scored it for Usman (7-1, 2-0 UFC): 29-28, 30-27 and 29-28.

Edwards (10-3, 2-2 UFC) was effective at range but could not keep the Blackzilians standout at bay. Usman closed the distance without issue and either trapped the former British Association of Mixed Martial Arts champion in the clinch or dragged him to the mat. By the start of the third round, Edwards had little means with which to resist. There, Usman worked knees to the thighs and buttocks from the clinch, delivered another takedown and moved to the top ride position, battering the England-based Jamaican with punches.

Usman, 27, has won six in a row.

Luque Choke Sleeps Hassan

Blackzilians rep Vicente Luque put Hayder Hassan to sleep with a first-round anaconda choke in their undercard tilt at 170 pounds. Hassan (6-3, 0-2 UFC) lost consciousness 2:13 into round one.

Luque (8-5-1, 1-1 UFC) pressured his rival from the start, backing him toward the fence with punches upstairs and kicks to the legs. He stung Hassan with an overhand right and bit down on the choke during a subsequent takedown attempt from the American Top Team export. He then sat into the anaconda, rolled into top position and tightened his squeeze until it was over.

The 29-year-old Luque has won four of his past six bouts.

Ngannou Uppercut Lamps Oliveira

French newcomer Francis Ngannou knocked out Luis Henrique Barbosa de Oliveira with a brutal left uppercut in the second round of their preliminary heavyweight encounter. Working behind a nine-inch reach advantage, the monstrous Ngannou (6-1, 1-0 UFC) brought it to a close 2:53 into round two.

Oliveira (5-2, 0-1 UFC) committed to a takedown- and clinch-heavy approach his gas tank could not support. The 22-year-old Brazilian’s pace slowed after a successful first round. In the second, Ngannou kept a safe distance and tore into him with a sustained multi-punch burst, capping it with the fight-ending uppercut on the chin. An unconscious Oliveira collapsed to the canvas, making referee John Hosegood’s job easy.

Ngannou, 29, has rattled off five consecutive victories.


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