Julian Erosa makes an emphatic return to the UFC cage with a submission victory over Seam Woodson. The 30 fight veteran snagged Woodson in a D’arce choke late in the 3rd round at UFC on ESPN 12. The fight served as the opening feature for the main card headlined by Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker.
UFC on ESPN 12: How it played out
Sean ‘The Sniper’ Woodson stayed true to his moniker and focused heavily on distant strikes early into the fight. Erosa displayed good toughness to pick out the precision strikes and remained patient as the fight went on. He also began to close the distance, moving in with a high guard as the first round drew to a close.
The story of the fight continued with Julian Erosa finding his rhythm to make the right entry on Woodson. The 25-foot UFC cage in the Apex facility has allowed fighters to be more experimental when it comes to range finding. Not to mention Julian ‘Juicy J’ Erosa was seemingly more than happy to absorb strikes in order to effectively counter his opponent.
The final round saw Woodson throwing less intensely than rounds previous. Erosa started the round with effective forward pressure and landed significantly from a closer range. Although his cardio was tested in the fight Sean Woodson remained to land around 60% through towards the end of the final round at UFC on ESPN 12.
On three days notice 🤯
Julian Erosa takes Sean Woodson from the ranks of the unbeaten!
— UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) June 28, 2020
The finish came with a tightly placed Brabo(D’arce) choke by Julian Erosa. Additionally, he was successfully able to secure hooks and remained a commanding force on the ground to earn the finish victory.
Julian Erosa finally makes good on his UFC stint following a three-fight skid since fighting on Dana White’s Tuesday Night contender series. The 22-8 veteran has fought in many promotions in the UFC with a 1-1 run within the organization included back in 2016.
Sean Woodson loses his undefeated status with his first loss under the bright lights of the octagon. He was looking to build up a solid run after defeating Kyle Bockniak back in October 2017.
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