UFC Results: Hometown Hero & UFC Newcomer Jumeau Takes Out Steele In Inspirational Performance

On Saturday night, the UFC returned to the land down under for an exciting Fight Night event in Auckland, New Zealand.

In the main event, two of the best heavyweights in the UFC were set to do battle as Mark Hunt fought Derrick Lewis.

But before the pivotal heavyweight battle, the UFC once again featured a full night of intriguing bouts.

Welterweights Luke Jumeau and Dominique Steele were given an opportunity to showcase their skills on the prelims.

Both fighters were hesitant to exchange at the start of the fight. Both fighters had brief moments of activity but would quickly back away. Steele eventually began landing a few strong shots, including a spinning back fist. Jumeau landed a few strikes before being taken down. The round ended with Steele landing punches and elbows from the top.

Steele came out aggressive to start the second round. He went for a flying knee followed by a takedown. Jumeau managed to stay on his feet and disengaged with his opponent. Jumeau then dropped Steele with a powerful combination, but Steele secured a clinch and recovered. Steele was not able to be in dominant position for long. Jumeau reversed the position and held Steele up against the cage. Steele got off of the fence and began aggressively throwing strikes. Steele went for a takedown but couldn’t get Jumeau off of his feet. At the end of the round, Steele held Jumeau up against the cage until Jumeau reversed the position.

Steele got Jumeau up against the cage right at the start of the final round. Once again, Jumeau reversed the position and held Steele against the cage. Both fighters continued to trade dominant position back and forth. Eventually, the referee separated the fighters. Jumeau then landed a clean combination and rocked Steele. Both fighters began landing strong combinations. Steele once again went for a takedown, but no matter how hard he tried, he couldn’t get his opponent to the ground. Jumeau eventually got free and landed strikes at the end of the round. Jumeau stopped a takedown right at the end of the fight.

Official Result:

Luke Jumeau def. Dominique Steele by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)