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UFC Fight Pass Invitational 4 Results

UFC Fight Pass Invitational 4 Results

UFC Fight Pass Invitational 4 held on June 29, 2023, was one of the most awaited tournaments. It was conducted in the UFC Apex venue in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main reason behind the hyped-up match was the main heavyweight card, Felipe Pena Vs. Craig Jones. In the co-main event, Glover Teixeira Vs. Anthony Smith. The fight between Pena and Jones was a grave one but it was Jones who won the fight and cemented his status as the fighter with the fastest EBI escape in overtime. Jones’s fast-paced fighting style guaranteed him success and added another victory to the list of his achievements.

In the heavyweight match, Glover Teixeira Vs. Anthony Smith, where Teixeira won the fight by decision instead of getting overtime. Both fighters depicted spectacular skills but it was Teixeira whose grappling and striking game was worth the victory. In the super fight card, Nicholas Meregali competed against the 4th-degree BJJ black belt, Roberto Cyborg Abreu. Meregali submitted Abreu via armbar and won the fight. Before the submission, there was a greater chance of an overtime round but Meregali’s submission took the whole arena by surprise.

UFC Fight Pass Invitational 4 also served as a BJJ debut for free-style wrestler and two-time NCAA Champion, Roman Bravo Young. Young competed against Alex Perez, UFC’s 7th-ranked flyweight fighter, and the match was declared as a draw. Nicky Rodriguez was one of the decorated fighters in the tournament as he won two matches and made his way up to the final and eventually won the final match too.

Dan Manasoiu submitted two opponents via leglocks and faced Rodriguez in the finals. The finals was dragged to an overtime round where Rodriguez submitted Manasoiu via rear naked choke and won the $25,000 cash prize. The fight contained only one women’s fight card where Helena Crevar submitted Emily Fernandez in seven minutes and 26 seconds via a rear naked choke.

1. Results

1.1. Main Card

Fighter Victory Method
Craig Jones Defeated Felipe Pena Via Decision - Fastest Escape Time in EBI Overtime
Nicholas Meregali Defeated Roberto Cyborg Abreu Via Submission - Armbar in EBI Overtime
Glover Teixeira Defeated Anthony Smith Via Unanimous Decision
Helena Crevar Defeated Emily Fernandez Via Submission - Rear Naked Choke
Roman Bravo Young Vs. Alex Perez Fight ended in a Draw

1.2. Quarterfinals

Fighter Victory Method
Nicky Rodriguez Defeated Roberto Jimenez Via Decision - Fastest Escape Time in EBI Overtime
Fedor Nikolov Defeated Haisam Rida Via Decision - Fastest Escape Time in EBI Overtime
Vagner Rocha Defeated Fellipe Andrew Via Submission - Inside Heel Hook
Dan Manasoiu Defeated Gabriel Arges Via Submission - Heel Hook

1.3. Semi-Finals

Fighter Victory Method
Nicky Rodriguez Defeated Vagner Rocha Via Submission - Rear Naked Choke in EBI Overtime
Dan Manasoiu Defeated Fedor Nikolov Via Submission - Kneebar

1.4. Finals

Fighter Victory Method
Nicky Rodriguez Defeated Dan Manasoiu Via Submission - Rear Naked Choke in EBI Overtime

Photo Credits: @ufc

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