A flyweight scrap between Jussier Formiga and Ben Nguyen kicked off tonight’s UFC 221 prelims on FS1.
Round one begins and Ben Nguyen immediately pushes forward and engages Jussier in the clinch. He works in a few shorts shots against the cage. Formiga is able to break free and circles out. He lands a right hand but Ben quickly shoots in and presses him back against the cage. Formiga eats a couple of short shots but then quickly breaks free. He lands a nice counter right hand as Ben is pressing forward. Formiga shoots in and scores a nice takedown. He lands in side control and then makes a beautiful pass into full mount. Jussier with some shots from the position. Ben tries to scramble free but Formiga’s base is proving to be too much. Formiga with a nice elbow. He works in some short left hands. Round one comes to an end.