4 Things you missed from UFC Fight Night 137: Sao Paolo

UFC 213: Nunes vs Shevchenko
UFC 213: Nunes vs Shevchenko

UFC Fight Night 137 was one of those cards that were completely overlooked by most of the fans due to the upcoming popular card of UFC 229: McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov. The UFC 229 presser which took place in the middle of the week took attention away completely from a card which was supposed to not be much of an attraction.

If there has ever been a card that was criminally underrated, it was this one. From beginning to end the card had everything. Two retirements, Knock Outs, Technical Knock Outs, Submissions, Majority Draws and Unanimous Decisions.

Given the huge range of what happened throughout the night, it is essential to look at the most notable moments of the night that you missed. With this being the last UFC event before the Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov fight, it is only natural that the card performed as well as it did.

Here are all the most notable moments from the card that you may or may not have caught.

#1 Livinha Souza's Immediate Impact!

UFC Fight Night: Werdum v Tybura
UFC Fight Night: Werdum v Tybura

Hometown girl, Livinha Souza made a statement in her first fight for UFC.

She came out swinging and soon enough she had Chambers backing off. It did not take too long before she pinned Chambers to the side of the cage. She took Chambers down and locked in a Guillotine Choke.

Believe it or not, that's all that Livinha needed on her first fight in UFC to make an impact and pick up the win. Chambers was locked in too tight a choke to come out of it. She tapped out and in the 1st Round, 1 minute and 20 seconds into the fight, she had picked up the win.

Talk about a huge explosive UFC debut for Livinha Souza! The only thing left now to see who is next for the fighter.

#2 The Retirements

UFC 183: Leites v Boetsch
UFC 183: Leites v Boetsch

Two men retired and fought their last fights in MMA at UFC Fight Night 137, but their emotions were completely different. Evan Dunham retired and did not go out in the way he would like to, losing his last fight.

On the other side of things, Thales Leites last fight went very differently. He was able to defeat fellow MMA veteran Hector Lombard despite taking a lot of punishment from inside leg kicks. The fight saw him emerge as the winner, as he got the win via the Unanimous Decision.

Trinaldo was not a good choice for Dunham, or rather, he was too good a choice, as the fighter found himself on the losing side of things when the fight came to an end, bringing a disappointing close to his MMA career.

#3 The End of the Co-Headliner

UFC 218: Oliveira v Medeiros
UFC 218: Oliveira v Medeiros

Alex Oliveira proved to the world once again that he was here to stay. He took on UFC rookie Carlo Pedersoli who was coming into the fight on the back of a win streak. Despite talk that he was actually in for an upset, Pedersoli did not grab the opportunity.

Pedersoli was not ready for what came his way, and as he threw a kick, he was caught out with a short right hand that knocked him down. After that, it was only a matter of how long it took Oliveira to knock him out via the Ground and Pound.

Too soon for Pedersoli, with 29 seconds of the 1st round gone, that was it. Alex Oliveira had picked up the win and with it possibly gave himself a chance against one of the top ranked fighters.

#4 Charles Oliveira - The Submission Sensei

UFC 225: Whittaker v Romero 2
UFC 225: Whittaker v Romero 2

Charles Oliveira made history at UFC Fight Night 137. He took on veteran Christos Giagos and put on a spectacle for all to see. Coming off a win against Clay Guida, he was in naturally good form, but the fact was that he did what was not expected in against Giagos.

After a preliminary 1st round where both fighters tested each other other, 2/3rd of the way into the second round, at 3 minutes or so, he cinched in the Rear Naked Choke on Giagos. The veteran was left with no option but to tap, and Oliveira picked up a win.

More than the win, it is the record of 11 submissions, 1 more than legend, Royce Gracie, that is notable from this fight. This is the highest number of wins by submissions by any fighter in UFC history, a record he is sure to wear proudly going forward.

Can you think of any other notable moments from the night? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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