Only Brazilian in UFC Paris, Gabriel Miranda is knocked out in debut

S. Denis (left) surpassed G. Miranda (right) in the UFC Paris. Photo: Playback/Twitter @UFC

Sole Brazilian representative in the UFC Parisheld this Saturday (3), Gabriel Miranda, the ‘Fly’, debuted with defeat in Ultimate. Last minute escalated to face Benoit Saint Denis on the preliminary card, the paranaense was a victim of the sharp hands of the athlete ‘from the house’ and ended up being overcome by a technical knockout in the second round. In the first stage, Tupiniquim had already been largely dominated by the rival.

As a result, Fly had a three-game winning streak. The fighter has not lost a match since December 2018.

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Former Brave standout, Saint Denis extended his good run. Lightweight athlete (up to 70.3kg.), the Frenchman reaches his second consecutive victory and, in three performances, had only one setback, suffered in the fight against Elizeu Capoeira.

The fight

The confrontation started with Denis taking the initiative with a kick to the Brazilian’s belt line. Miranda seemed to accuse the blow and immediately went into grappling and tried to take the fight to the ground. The man from Paraná managed to take him down, but Benoit got up quickly. The Frenchman showed aggression and got the better of striking. With little more than a minute, the clash was busy. While Gabriel was betting on grappling, Denis was looking for the knockout, combining punches and rotating elbows. Halfway through the round, Miranda went to the ground and tried to lure her rival into her guard. Standing, the Frenchman kicked the tupiniquim’s legs, but the referee demanded that the fight be played again on his feet. Close to the final minute, Benoit shook the Paranaense with a jab and straight, which took the Brazilian down. The Frenchman went up and attacked on the ground and pound. Denis was rehearsing the katagatame, while the tupiniquim protected himself. In the final seconds, Benoit allowed the Brazilian to stand and shook the tupiniquim with punches, but there was no more time.

In the second round, Benoi started with everything on Miranda. Sharp in his hands, the Frenchman punished the Brazilian, who was knocked out in the opening seconds.

Mexican debut with knockout

C. Quiñonez knocked out K. Taha in the UFC Paris. Photo: Playback/Instagram

Mexican promise in the UFC bantamweight (up to 61.2kg.), Cristian Quinonez had a dream debut in Ultimate. opponent of Khalid Taha in the second fight of the event, the athlete needed little time to guarantee his first positive result in the organization. With sharp hands, the fighter reached the triumph with a technical knockout in the first round.

With the result, Quiñones reached his 18th victory as a professional in MMA. The athlete revealed by Dana White’s Contender Series also extended his good moment, reaching the mark of five positive results in a row.

Ultimate representative since 2018, Taha got in trouble after the setback in the UFC Paris. The stumble causes the fighter to reach the third loss in a row. The combatant has not won a match since April 2019.

Stephanie Egger dominates and submits Argentine debutant

S. Egger submitted A. Perez in the UFC Paris. Photo: Playback/Instagram

In a contest played at featherweight (up to 65.7kg.), Stephanie Egger took no notice of the rookie Ailin Perez. Willing to ‘spoil the party’ of the Argentine promise, the fighter fulfilled her role in style. With a dominant performance in the initial round, the combatant won the triumph with a submission in the second stage.

With the result, Egger recovers from the defeat suffered in front of Mayra Sheetara, just over a week ago. Now, the athlete has three triumphs in five commitments in the organization.

Argentine promise in Ultimate, Perez disappointed. Known for her aggressiveness and knockout power, the fighter did not meet expectations, being largely dominated until the moment of the fast lane outcome.

UFC Paris results


Heavy weight (up to 120.2kg.): Cyril Gane x Tai Tuivasa

Average weight (up to 83.9kg.): Robert Whittaker x Marvin Vettori

Average weight (up to 83.9kg.): Alessio Di Chirico x Roman Kopylov

Light weight (up to 70.3kg.): John Makdessi x Nasrat Haqparast

Featherweight (up to 65.7kg.): William Gomis x Jarno Errens

Featherweight (up to 65.7kg.): Charles Jourdain x Nathaniel Wood


Average weight (up to 83.9kg.): Abus Magomedov x Dustin Stoltzfus

Average weight (up to 83.9kg.): Nassourdine Imavov x Joaquin Buckley

Light weight (up to 70.3kg.): Michael Figlak x Fares Ziam

Light weight (up to 70.3kg.): Benoit Saint Denis defeated Gabriel Miranda by TKO 16s from R2

Rooster weight (up to 61.2 kg.): Cristian Quinonez defeated Khalid Taha by TKO at 3m15s of R1

Featherweight (up to 65.7kg.): Stephanie Egger finished Ailin Perez with a rear naked choke 4m54s from R2

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