UFC Vegas 54: Allan Nascimento Spoils Debut of Newcomer Jake Hadley

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Jake Hadley, Allan Nascimento, UFC Vegas 54LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 14: (R-L) Allan Nascimento of Brazil kicks Jake Hadley of England successful a flyweight combat astatine UFC APEX connected May 14, 2022 successful Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

The debut of UFC flyweight Jake Hadley had been months successful the making, but yet arrived astatine UFC Vegas 54 connected Saturday nighttime against Allan Nascimento.

Hadley entered the promotion aft earning a declaration connected Dana White’s Contender Series past year. “White Kong” submitted Mitch Raposo successful October 2021. White had been advised not to motion the English product, owed to immoderate behavioral concerns, but helium did truthful anyway. Hadley has had stops successful Bellator and Cage Warriors earlier successful his career.

Nascimento was a overmuch much experienced combatant retired of the Chute Boxe squad and is teammates with erstwhile UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira, who cornered him connected Saturday. Nascimento did driblet his UFC debut astatine UFC 267 by divided decision, but returned against Hadley astatine the UFC APEX.

Nascimento was engaged with kicks aboriginal successful the fight, throwing them with a batch of powerfulness and speed. As soon arsenic Hadley threw a footwear Nascimento caught the limb and got the combat down. Hadley utilized a beauteous omoplata to scramble and get apical position. Nascimento did onslaught the limb and that allowed him to expanse and get connected top. Not overmuch enactment successful the last 2 minutes but Nascimento had the apical presumption the full time.

Nascimento to commencement circular 2 threw a batch of kicks to the body. After those kicks, helium changeable successful for a takedown and easy completed it. Hadley tried to get his feet connected the hips but Nascimento perpetually adjusted, winning the small movements. The Brit kept moving trying to get separation but Nascimento was excessively heavy. Eventually, Hadley yet got to his knees and backmost to his feet but close astatine the bell.

In the last round, Hadley came retired aggressive. Nascimento changed levels and Hadley went aft a guillotine. The combat went to the mat and Hadley was connected top. Nascimento went aft a limb and Hadley countered with an arm-triangle attempt. He utilized it to instrumentality the backmost but fell disconnected the backmost and Nascimento was connected top. Hadley yet got backmost to his feet. Nascimento changeable successful for a takedown and Hadley went aft different guillotine. It went to the mat and Nascimento reversed and got connected top. Nascimento ended the combat connected top.

Hadley’s debut had a just magnitude of attention, but it was Brazil’s Nascimento playing spoiler connected Saturday.

Official Result: Allan Nascimento def. Jake Hadley via unanimous determination (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)