The black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and judo Jussier Formiga da Silva entered this fight with a professional mma record of 18-4-0 (44% submission victory rate – he has never won via ko/tko) and he is ranked as the No.4 flyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Demetrious Johnson). He fought twice last year beating Wilson Reis and losing to Henry Cejudo (via split decision, Formiga vs Cejudo).
His opponent, Dustin Ortiz, has a record of 15-5-0 (67% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.22 in the same weight class but he lost two out of his last three fights, against Joseph Benavidez (=Benavidez vs Ortiz) and Wilson Reis. Between these two bouts he defeated Willie Gates. Formiga vs Ortiz is on the undercard of Cris Cyborg Justino vs Lina Lansberg – UFC Fight Night 95. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC Fight Night 95: Cyborg vs Lansberg
Where: Nilson Nelson Gymnasium, Brasilia, Brazil
Division: flyweight (125 lbs, 57 kg)
UFC Fight Night 95 fight card (main fights):
Cristiane Cyborg Justino vs Lina Lansberg
Renan Barao vs Phillipe Nover
Roy Nelson vs Antonio Bigfoot Silva
Francisco Trinaldo vs Paul Felder
Jussier Formiga da Silva vs Dustin Ortiz
Formiga’s previous fight: Jussier Formiga vs Henry Cejudo
Formiga’s next fight: Jussier Formiga da Silva vs Ray Borg
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