South Africa’s JP Buys made his plump UFC debut in Las Vegas on Saturday wife his wife Cheyanne on the same card which gave the couple a probability at making UFC history.
Whereas the UFC has seen a married couple compete on the same card before, the Buys’ were aiming to develop into the first couple to advance wait on away with victories.
Unfortunately that used to be no longer the case.
Both JP and Cheyanne earned their scheme into the UFC via Dana White’s contender series.
JP Buys took on Brazil’s Bruno Silva.
Silva knew he wished an announcement performance in the final combat on his UFC contract.
Silva (11-6-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) delivered with a 2d-round TKO of Buys (9-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) in their flyweight bout, which opened Saturday’s card at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Silva dropped Buys three instances before referee Brand Smith had seen ample and stepped in at the 2: 56 designate of the 2d round to name a stop to the combat.
The combat didn’t birth on this kind of comfortable uncover for Silva, who cup-checked Buys in the opening seconds of the bout.
Seconds later, it used to be his outstretched fingers that caught Buys and introduced a exhausting warning from Smith.
Indirectly, Silva realized his vary and dropped Buys with an correct hand at the pause of the first round.
Buys’ toughness wasn’t ample to overcome a deficit in defence and Silva picked up his UFC win after a trio of losses, one in every of which used to be overturned thanks to a determined drug test.
Put up-combat, JP Buys took to social media to jot down,“I’ll stay to combat another day. No longer the outcome me or any individual wanted nevertheless God has a assorted notion for me. Congratulations to @brunobulldogufc on his performance. My crew and coach @sayif_saud thank you for standing by me via thick & thin.”
Meanwhile, Mexican-born strawweight Montserrat “Conejo” Ruiz showcased a stable grappling sport to retract Cheyanne Buys down ceaselessly over three rounds to salvage a exhausting-fought unanimous determination victory.
The scorecards read 29-28, 29-28 and 29-27 as Ruiz picked up her first win in the UFC while spoiling Buys’ debut.
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