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UFC 297: How did Canadians fare?

UFC 297 concluded this past weekend in Toronto, Canada and featured plenty of great fighters from the Great White North.

We have taken a look at each fight that involved a Canadian fighter and what the outcome of the bout was.

Jimmy Flick def. Malcolm Gordon (Canada) via Submission - Round 2: 1:17

Canadian Malcolm Gordon opened UFC 297 with a Flyweight fight against Jimmy Flick.

Gordon was crushing Flick in strikes, but allowed too many submission attempts and that ultimately proved to be his downfall in the second round.

With the loss, Gordon now has an MMA record of 14-8 and he is 2-6 in the UFC.

Jasmine Jasudavicius (Canada) def. Priscila Cachoeira via Submission - Round 3: 4:21

The second fight at UFC 297 was a Women’s Bantamweight fight between Jasmine Jasudavicius and Priscila Cachoeira.

Jasudavicius was one of the biggest favorites on the card and absolutely dominated, landing 326 total strikes, two takedowns and three submission attempts, one of which finally ended this contest in the final moments of the third round.

With this win, Jasudavicius now has an MMA record of 10-3 and she is 5-2 in the UFC.

Sam Patterson def. Yohan Lainesse (Canada) via Submission - Round 1: 2:03

To round out the early Preliminary Card, Canadian Yohan Lainesse took on Sam Patterson. 

This fight lasted all of two minutes as Lainesse landed only one strike before being taken down and forced to submit.

Lainesse now has an MMA record of 9-3 and he is 2-3 in the UFC.

Gillian Robertson (Canada) def. Polyana Viana via KO/TKO - Round 2: 3:12

To open the Preliminary Card, Canada’s Gillian Robertson took on Polyana Viana in the UFC Women’s Strawweight division.

Robertson dominated this fight from the start, outstriking Viana and landing two takedowns before using her ground and pound to score a KO/TKO win in the second round.

With this win, Robertson now has an MMA record of 13-8 and she is 10-6 in the UFC. 

Sean Woodson def. Charles Jourdain (Canada) via Split Decision - Round 3: 5:00

The third fight on the Preliminary Card at UFC 297 was a Featherweight fight between Charles Jourdain from Canada and Sean Woodson.

Jourdain was the heavy favorite in this fight, but was simply not good enough and he was out-struck 102 to 78 and failed to land a takedown, eventually losing out in a tight decision.

The loss gives Jourdain an MMA record of 15-7-1 and a UFC record of 6-6-1.

Garrett Armfield def. Brad Katona (Canada) via Unanimous Decision - Round 3: 5:00

Closing out the Preliminary Card at UFC 297 was a Bantamweight fight between Brad Katona from Canada and Garrett Armfield.

While Katona was the clear favorite, he was completely outclassed in this fight. He was out-struck 130 to 76 and even though he landed four takedowns, he did not do enough with them, which led to a loss by decision.

This loss gives Katona an MMA record of 15-3 and his UFC record is now 3-3.

Chris Curtis def. Marc-Andre Barriault (Canada) via Split Decision - Round 3: 5:00

The second fight on the Main Card at UFC 297 was a Middleweight fight between Marc-Andre Barriault and Chris Curtis.

This was one of the closest fights on the entire card as Barriault was out-struck 144 to 124. This was essentially the only difference between the two fighters, but it was still enough to give the loss to Barriault.

The defeat by Barriault gives him an MMA record of 16-7 and his UFC record is 5-6.

Neil Magny def. Mike Malott (Canada) via KO/TKO - Round 3: 4:45

The third fight on the Main Card at UFC 297 featured Mike Malott, a rising star, against Neil Magny in a Welterweight fight.

Malott looked to have been winning this fight, landing more strikes in rounds one and two and more takedowns in the second.

By the third round, Malott was completely overwhelmed and the fight was finally called with just seconds remaining.

This upset loss for Malott gives him an MMA record of 10-2-1 while his UFC record is now 4-1.

Review

Overall, UFC 297 was a disappointing event for Canadian fighters as they went 2-6 at the event.

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