It’s time to check in for another edition of Highs, Lows and Oh-No’s to see what was the best, the worst, and the oh-no moments from UFC on Fuel TV 5.
Matt Wiman submitting Paul Sass by armbar. Sass has had thirteen victories and all but one of those victories was finished by a submission. And while there were times when he nearly had Wiman in a submission, it was even more surprising to see Wiman actually grab ahold of the arm and lock in an armbar. At first Sass was defending it well, but when Wiman was able to fully extend the arm, it was just a matter of time before Sass either tapped or his arm was broken. Thankfully he chose the former.
Brad Pickett knocked out Yves Jabouin with a massive uppercut. Back at UFC 91 Jeremy Stephens landed a massive uppercut on Rafael dos Anjos in what was dubbed a wii-bowling uppercut. Pickett seemed to have studied that tape, because he landed a massive uppercut that sent Jabouin to the canvas. Pickett pulled back and fired the punch straight in between Jabouin’s arms and it quickly became the knockout of the night.
Duane Ludwig suffering a knee injury in his fight with Che Mills to end the fight. It’s no secret that Ludwig likes to stand and trade and Mills seemed like the perfect opponent for that scenario. Mills was actually getting the better of Ludwig but then a crazy thing happened. Ludwig stood up from a takedown, shifted to one side and then collapsed and verbally submitted. Thankfully Mills didn’t throw a big punch to the non-defending Ludwig, but it was not the fight that anyone, including Mills and Ludwig wanted.
Kyle Kingsbury suffered multiple fractures above his eyes and nose in his loss to Jimi Manuwa. Manuwa, a former body builder before turning to mixed martial arts, posses serious punching power. And while Kingsbury wanted a third round, it was evident that his eye was swollen shut and it should have been stopped by the doctor. The question now is, will Kingsbury be able to fly home or not due to the facial fractures.