Henrique | Moras, White And Glenn Thrill In UFC 215 Prelims

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White (12-3) kept the fight standing in the opening round, but Clarke (11-5) wasn’t too bothered, as he battled White on even terms. But in the second, White took over, first with several hard elbows in the clinch. Then a knee to the body dropped Clarke, and while the bloodied hometown favorite stayed in the fight, White was not to be denied, and his accurate punches produced two more knockdowns before referee Jerin Valel intervened at 4:36 of round two.

Following the bout, the 31-year-old Clarke, who turned pro in 2007, retired from the sport.

“Toughness has been the tale of my career, and pushing me beyond what my body is physically able to do is sheer will and toughness,” said Clarke, best remembered for his UFC wins over Al Iaquinta and John Maguire . “It was an absolute pleasure to fight in front of my adopted hometown of Edmonton, and although I didn’t get the result I wanted, it was an absolute pleasure to have my last professional fight here in Edmonton.”

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BHULLAR vs HENRIQUE

Arjan Singh Bhullar of Canada punches Luis Henrique of Brazil in their heavyweight bout during the UFC 215 event inside the Rogers Place on September 9, 2017 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)” align=”center” />2012 Canadian Olympic team wrestler Arjan Singh Bhullar made a successful UFC debut, as he won a close, but unanimous decision over Brazil’s Luis Henrique in heavyweight action.

Bhullar pressured Henrique throughout the first five minutes, landing a right hand that was the best punch of the round. Henrique was patient, though, and he avoided a takedown from the Olympic wrestler, which was a moral victory of sorts.

Two minutes into the second round, Bhullar’s right hand struck again, this time producing a knockdown. Henrique got to his feet, but Bhullar slammed him to the mat and began firing off ground strikes on the bloodied Brazilian, capping off a big round.

Looking to turn things around in the final frame, Henrique went on the offensive in the third, and he landed several hard kicks and did good work in the clinch, allowing him to take the round, but not the fight, which went to Bhullar by three scores of 29-28.

With the win, Bhullar moves to 7-0; Henrique falls to 10-4 with 1 NC.

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