UFC 192 Prelims: Albert Tumenov Blitzes Alan Jouban for Violent Finish in Houston

By Brian Knapp Oct 3, 2015
Albert Tumenov has a scary set of skills.

Tumenov continued his rise in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s welterweight division, as he knocked out Alan Jouban at UFC 192 “Cormier vs. Gustafsson” on Saturday at the Toyota Center in Houston. Jouban (12-4, 3-2 UFC) wilted 2:55 into round one, finished for the first time since May 2011.

Methodical and menacing, Tumenov (16-2, 4-1 UFC) walked down the Black House standout with purpose and conviction, and everything he threw was thrown with violent intent. Tumenov buckled Jouban with a right head kick, followed with a clean right uppercut and closed the deal with an exquisite two-punch combination. A right hook and left cross dropped Jouban where he stood, forcing the immediate stoppage.

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Rodriguez Wins Fourth Straight

“The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America” winner Yair Rodriguez notched his fourth consecutive victory with a unanimous decision over Daniel Hooker in a three-round undercard contest at 145 pounds. All three cageside judges scored it for Rodriguez (6-1, 3-0 UFC): 30-27, 30-27 and 30-26.

Hooker (12-6, 2-2 UFC) struggled to match his 22-year-old counterpart’s pace. Rodriguez fought effectively moving backward and forward while exploiting the athletic disparity between himself and the Kiwi. He executed a takedown into mount in the first round, landed a rolling head kick, spinning back elbow and spinning back kick to the body in the second and opened a cut above Hooker’s right eye with a short elbow strike from the bottom in the third.

Martins Ambushes Heralded Makhachev

American Top Team’s Adriano Martins sniped Islam Makhachev with a magnificent counter right hook in the first round of their preliminary lightweight tilt. Martins (28-7, 4-1 UFC) finished it 1:46 into round one, as he improved to 9-1 in his last 10 appearances.

Makhachev (12-1, 1-1 UFC) marched forward with clubbing rights and lefts, paying little attention to defensive details. Martins slipped out of reach and connected with a check right hook that folded the M-1 Global veteran where he stood. The former Jungle Fight champion landed one final right hand for good measure on the dazed Makhachev before referee Frank Collazo could intervene.

Namajunas Choke Submits Hill

“The Ultimate Fighter” Season 20 finalist Rose Namajunas submitted Angela Hill with a standing rear-naked choke in the first round of their women’s undercard pairing at 115 pounds. The lights went out on Hill (2-2, 1-2 UFC) 2:47 into round one.

Hill enjoyed some success in the clinch and in the standup exchanges, but a takedown marked the beginning of the end for the Alliance MMA rep. Namajunas (3-2, 1-1 UFC) ultimately wheeled to the back and cinched the choke while Hill tried to stand, unwittingly exposing her neck. The Brooklyn, N.Y., native fought to free herself but was unsuccessful and collapsed at the base of the fence.

Northcutt Smashes Trevino in 57 Seconds

Sage Northcutt made quite a splash in his organizational debut, as he wiped out Francisco Trevino with elbows and punches in the first round of their preliminary lightweight affair. Trevino (12-2, 1-2 UFC) succumbed to blows 57 seconds into round one.

Northcutt (6-0, 1-0 UFC) was opportunistic, as he capitalized on a slip from the 33-year-old Brazilian jiu-jitsu brown belt. The taekwondo and kajukenbo stylist swarmed Trevino with punches and standing elbows along the fence, dumped him to the mat and drummed the side of his head with a special brand of viciousness. Punches and elbows came in rapid-fire succession, as the Texas teenager gave Trevino no chance to recover.

Pettis Passes Cariaso Test

Roufusport representative Sergio Pettis won for the third time in four outings, as he recorded a unanimous decision over Chris Cariaso in a three-round undercard battle at 125 pounds. Pettis (13-2, 4-2 UFC) swept the scorecards with 29-27, 29-27 and 29-28 marks from the judges.

A onetime Resurrection Fighting Alliance champion, Pettis countered and floored the Californian with a clean straight right hand in the first round and pounced for a potential finish. Cariaso survived but had issues on the feet and on the ground for much of the first 10 minutes. Pettis peppered him with crisp jabs and the occasional head kick while also mixing in timely takedowns.

Cariaso (17-8, 7-6 UFC) made a significant push in the third frame, where he scrambled into top position and spent the closing seconds cranking on a heel hook. However, his efforts were not enough to erase the deficit he faced entering the round.

Lewis Mauls Resilient Pesta

Former Legacy Fighting Championship titleholder Derrick Lewis stopped Viktor Pesta with mounted ground-and-pound in the third round of their preliminary heavyweight clash. Lewis (13-4, 4-2 UFC) brought it to a close 1:15 into round three, as he recorded his seventh win in nine appearances.

A replacement for the injured Anthony Hamilton, Pesta (10-2, 1-2 UFC) had control and lost it. In his first fight outside of Europe, the 25-year-old Czech struck for multiple takedowns and kept the dangerous Lewis bottled up on the mat throughout a largely one-sided first round and into the second. Late in round two, however, Pesta seemed to run out of steam. Lewis sprawled out of a weary takedown attempt, jumped to half guard and uncorked a burst of hammerfists and standing-to-ground punches. The bell saved Pesta but only prolonged the inevitable.

Lewis picked up where he left off in the third round, as he sprawled into top position, advanced to mount and prompted referee Kerry Hatley to act with a series of unanswered lefts and rights.


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