Fight fans are pouring into the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts tonight for the latest fight card from the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). The world’s most famous mixed martial arts promotion is providing the highly anticipated fight card for UFC 220 live on pay-per-view for fight fans worldwide.
In the featured UFC Fight Pass prelim of the night, featherweights Enrique Barzola and Matt Bessette are going toe-to-toe for the Boston crowd.
The fight kicked off at a slower pace than its predecessor, as the fighters took a moment to gauge each other’s range and power. However, Barzola retaliated with a right hand that kicked Bessette into high gear.
Halfway through the round, Bessette continued to apply the pressure to his opponent. The two fighters entered a quick flurry, before slowing down to a methodical pace once again.
Barzola managed to get Bessette to the canvas in the final minute of the fight, but Bessette quickly made it back to his feet before taking any significant damage.
The second round opened up with Bessette landing a tough head kick on his opponent. However, Barzola would go on to drop the fighter with a strong right hand.
Bessette made his way back to his feet, but was inevitably slammed to the canvas by his opponent.
This was seemingly a dominant round for Barzola.
Barzola kicked off the final round at a swift pace, opening things up with a leg kick that seemed to sting Bessette. Barzola then began to control the pace, as the fighter put Bessette on his back foot.
With half of the final round in the books, the two mixed martial arts warriors began trading in the center of the octagon. However, both fighters appeared gassed from the eventful two rounds of combat.
Barzola slammed Bessette into the canvas for yet another successful takedown in the final minute of the match up. Yet, Bessette was able to make it to his feet for one final brawl with the fighter.
This one has gone the distance.
UFC Results: Enrique Barzola def. Matt Bessette via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
— UFC (@ufc) January 21, 2018