What's the story?
In the end, it would be the newcomer who surprised everyone.
In case you didn't know...
Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist, Cezar Ferreira, had all the momentum in the world coming into the fight against Ian Heinisch. Ferreira had defeated Karl Roberson and Nate Marquardt in his last two fights. He headed into this fight, hoping his win against Ian Heinisch would see him end up getting a fight for the Championship.
Ferreira was originally supposed to have faced Tom Breese, but Breese had to pull out with an injury only a week away from the fight. He was immediately replaced by Ian Heinisch. Heinisch made his debut in the Octagon in this fight. He earned his UFC contract early in this Summer after winning his Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series fight in less than four minutes and wanted to follow it up with an equally impressive win over Ferreira.
The heart of the matter
The fight was all about ability vs. endurance. Heinisch looked the fresher of the two fighters throughout despite having come into the fight at the last minute.
Heinisch dominated Ferreira throughout with several heavy strikes, but Ferreira had his own takedowns and ground domination as well. Heinisch never looked like he was ever in danger, but he rocked Ferreira again and again. At no point did he get the finishing blow, but his bulldog-like offence saw Ferreira lose out to him.
Ian Heinisch won the fight via Unanimous Decision and picked up the win over veteran Ferreira.
Ian Heinisch has arrived in the UFC and the only direction he can go from here is up. What's next for Heinisch? We'll just have to wait and see.Published 18 Nov 2018, 10:30 IST