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Charles Oliveira defeated Kevin Lee by submission in the third round

It was in front of empty stands that Charles Oliveira defeated Kevin Lee by submission to the third round in the final of the UFC Fight Night: Brasilia gala on Saturday.

The event was held behind closed doors and staff were limited due to the coronavirus pandemic.

When Lee attacked the Brazilian’s left leg in an attempt to send him to the ground, the latter took the opportunity to wrap his arms around his rival’s neck. By dropping on his back, he completed the guillotine.

Oliveira (29-8) brings her winning streak to seven, all before the limit. Lee (18-6) rebounded from Gregor Gillespie after losing his two previous fights.

Lee, who did not meet the weight limit on Friday, will donate a percentage of his purse to the winner. The one who trains under the tutelage of Firas Zahabi at Tristar posted a weight of 158.2 pounds, 2.5 more than the limit of 156 imposed on fighters in the lightweight category.

Two Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialists were also opposed in the semi-finals, Demian Maia and Gilbert Burns.

Burns won by K.-O. technical in the first round. He sent a big right hand that knocked Maia heavily to the mat, then finished the job quickly.

Just before, Renato Moicano managed the first submission of the evening by passing a rear throttle to Damir Hadzovic in 44 seconds. The event tied the record for most consecutive decisions (9).

Canada’s Randa Markos dominated

Canadians John Makdessi and Randa Markos were both on the map.

First, on the underside, Markos bowed to Amanda Ribas by unanimous decision 30-25 x 2, 30-26.

Ribas, who is faster and puts more pressure, dominated the first round by launching a machine gun.

Markos then managed to stop a drag on the second, but was unable to gain the upper hand in the fight.

The 34-year-old Ontarian managed one from the start of the third engagement to take the top position. Ribas, however, reversed the situation and ended in style.

Markos has been unable to line up two straight wins since 2013. Ribas is now 3-0 in the UFC.

Subsequently, during the first fight on the main map, Francisco Trinaldo defeated Makdessi by unanimous decision (30-27 x 2, 29-28).

Trinaldo used his boxing to lead the action in the first round while Makdessi was very hesitant to advance.

It was similar for the rest of the fight with a few kicks here and there, apart from the last two minutes of the confrontation where Makdessi darkened more, but it was too late for him.

The Mont realer had won in his last three outings before today.