Canadian bantamweight Chad Anheliger was looking for one more victory within the octagon as a part of the UFC 279 early prelims. Matched up with Alateng Heili, each males have been in search of their second consecutive win contained in the octagon.
Heili entered the night time off a win over Kevin Croom, which snapped a two-fight winless streak (one loss, one draw) for the Mongolian. Anheliger had gained ten straight general, a powerful streak no matter promotion.
The Canadian’s run of excellent fortune would come to an finish Saturday, nonetheless.
The preliminary card scrap opened with loads of feeling out and single strikes, notably proper fingers. Each males related with jabs, however nothing a lot in the best way of serious strikes related early. Anheliger fired a proper excessive, however moments later, he was backpedaling off a Heili connection. Close to the halfway mark, Alateng Heili cracked the Canadian with a left hand that drew a right away response from each the group and Anheliger. Heili was within the driver’s seat with lower than two minutes within the spherical, and clipped a bloodied Anheliger as soon as once more. Anheliger was damage, in full defensive most, although he would land as soon as swinging blindly attempting to create area and purchase some restoration time.
Chad Anheliger was in want of a contemporary begin in spherical two. He would join with a left slightly below two minute into the spherical. But it surely was Heili main the assault, working the physique and touchdown his jab. The left hand continued to achieve success for the Mongolian, and Anheliger was quickly retreating once more.
Come spherical three, Anheliger was in a position to press a bit. However he was preventing from behind, nearly definitely down on the scorecards. Heili’s motion was simply too good; Anheliger’s strikes have been hitting air as a rule. He remained within the struggle, nonetheless, placing the stress on, however with a minute remaining was in want of a end. As a substitute, Heili landed a takedown, which Anheliger briefly defended with a choke — however the takedown was accomplished, and cemented the victory, by no means actually in query, for Alateng Heili.
The Mongolian Knight dictated the tempo 🙌
— UFC (@ufc) September 10, 2022
Official Outcome: Alateng Heili def. Chad Anheliger by unanimous choice (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)