Jeremy Stephens called for a title shot against Max Holloway following his second round win over Josh Emmett in the main event of UFC Orlando on Saturday night.
In the second round, ‘Lil Heathen’ rocked Emmett with a left hand and jumped all over him, landing a series of elbows — some landing illegally to the back of the head — before attempted to land an illegal knee in the heat of the exchange.
As Emmett tried to find space on the canvas, Stephens leapt through the air and landed two more finishing blows.
‘Dana, give me my title shot!’ shouted Stephens in his post-fight interview. ‘They can run, they can hide, but I’m coming!’
Jeremy Stephens is declared the winner against Josh Emmett in the UFC Orlando main event
Stephens celebrates with the fans following his win in the featherweight bout on Saturday
Stephens got the better of Emmett when he pinned him down and used his elbows
Emmett is rocked by a punch during the UFC Orlando main event at the Amway Center
Stephens immediately demanded a title shot against Max Holloway following his win
Stephens secured victory over Emmett in the second round of Saturday night’s contest
Jessica Andrade had to work hard for unanimous decision victory over Tecia Torres in the co-main event.
‘The Tony Tornado’ proved to be elusive in the first round. She popped in and out of striking range and landed a sharp right cross as the bigger fighter, Andrade, looked to plant her feet and throw her signature hooks.
After having some success taking the fight to the ground at the end of the first round, Andrade didn’t waste any time taking Torres down in the second. She landed grounded strikes as Torres attempted a reverse triangle, and later, an armbar.
Andrade ate a solid up kick from Torres in the second round, but she appeared unscathed as she scored multiple takedowns and landed crucial ground and pound to see out the win.
Jessica Andrade (left) gets a hold of the leg of Tecia Torres during her win on Saturday night
Andrade (right) eventually defeated Torres on an unanimous points decision in Orlando
Andrade is declared the winner on points following a hard-fought contest on Saturday night
Even though Daniel Cormier is booked for a champion versus champion bout with heavyweight champion, Stipe Miocic, Ilir Latifi still called for a fight for the light heavyweight title following his first round submission win over Ovince Saint Preux.
Latifi bided his time before he blasted OSP with haymaker. He followed up the damaging blow with a series of shots before he locked onto a guillotine choke.
Saint Preux tapped a second before the referee stepped into stop the action. As he did, OSP slumped to the canvas, completely out cold.
After the win, Latifi appealed to champion Cormier who sat Octagon-side, underling the great respect he has for him.
Ilir Latifi (right) won his heavyweight bout with Orvice Saint Preux in the first round
Swedish fighter Latifi lands a left hand to the neck of Saint Preux during his win in Orlando
Saint Preux is grounded on the canvas as Latifi celebrates his first round submission win
Mike ‘Platinum’ Perry’s late surge in round three wasn’t enough him to get him a win against Max Griffin to open the main card.
Griffin used his range to get in and out and score from distance in the first round. Already bloodied from the first five minutes, Perry continued to chase the fight in the second before Griffin dropped him with a left hook.
Perry poured it on in the third but couldn’t find a finishing blow. He left the Octagon before the scorecards were read out, announcing Griffin’s unanimous decision win.
Mike Perry (left) is left bloodied after an onslaught by Max Griffin during their contest
Griffin aims a kick to the midriff of Perry during their welterweight contest in Orlando