Yao Zhikui takes one over Nolan Ticman in UFC Fight Night Manila
Uneventful as it may be, it was the start for the UFC Fight Night Manila: Edgar vs Faber.
Yao Zhikui won via split decision over Nolan Ticman to start UFC’s first card in the Philippines Saturday evening at Mall
of Asia Arena.
Judges scored the fight 29-28, 29-28, 29-28 with two of them giving the fight to Yao and one to the Filipino-American Ticman.
It lacked the fireworks that was expected but quality shots from both fighters landed when it mattered.
Yao landed a solid knee then a few moments later hit Ticman with a powerful right straight that almost put the Fil-Am flat on the mat in the second round.
With the win, Yao improved to 2-3 while Ticman went to 4-3.