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UFC Fight Night 40: Yan Cabral Vs. Zak Cummings

ufc fight night 40

Yan Cabral vs. Zak Cummings

We return to the welterweight ranks, as Yan Cabral takes on Zak Cummings.

Cabral (11-0) picked up his first non-submission victory in his career when he earned a decision over David Mitchell last year in his debut with the UFC. Prior to that, he had stopped all 10 of his foes by submission.

Cummings (16-3) made his debut with a submission win over Ben Alloway last August, moving his win streak to three in a row. He was on The Ultimate Fighter in 2013.

Round 1: Cummings loading up with his left and he catches Cabral. Counter lands and Cummings goes for a takedown. Cabral working for a triangle and he has it locked up just moments into the fight. He switches to another triangle as Cummings attempts to protect himself from elbows to the face. Cummings defends and escapes the submission hold. Cabral flexes his new-found wrestling, scoring a takedown with a minute left. Cabral ends the round on top.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Cabral

Round 2: Head kick from Cabral gets caught Cummings throws him to the canvas. He has no desire to engage on the ground this time. Big left from Cummings and another, as he lands a third. Cabral shakes his head and tells him to bring it. Cabral with a left and he shakes off another jab from Cummings. Cabral shoots, Cummings sprawls and winds up back in the guard. Cummings has no issues going to the ground on his terms despite the skill-set of his opponent. Cummings with a kick to the body and Cabral answers, firing off a shot and a kick of his own. Cummings with no problems stopping the takedown attempts, lands a nice right. He finishes the round with a takedown.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Cummings

Round 3: Cummings holding him against the fence, imposing his will and landing nice knees to the legs. Cabral powers his way off and unloads a spinning elbow to the chin. Another spinning elbow gets Cabral caught and taken to the ground. He gets himself caught in a triangle, but escapes without harm. Cabral still working for the submission, switches to the knee and gives up his back. Cummings now in the mount and the crowd voices its pleasure. He transitions to the back and unloads with lefts and rights. Body lock and a possible rear-naked choke or neck crank being applied by Cummings with two minutes, but he loses it. Cummings flattens him out and goes back for the choke. Cabral slips out the backdoor and into side control with a minute left. He’s going for a potential shoulder lock, but Cummings slips out after he goes for an armbar. Quickly back into side control for Cabral, but Cummings reverses and winds up on top to end the fight.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Cummings

Zak Cummings def. Yan Cabral via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)