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UFC 295: How did American fighters fare?

It was a mixed night for a number of American fighters at UFC 295 in New York, with just three competitors from the US winning their contests.

Coming out on top in their bouts, Jared Gordon, Jamall Emmers and John Castaneda were the only ones left smiling after their fights at Madison Square Garden.

Here's a round-up of how all the American fighters fared on Saturday night in the Big Apple.

Emmers ruthless in NYC

It was a clinical performance from Jamall Emmers as the featherweight veteran wasted little time to dispatch fellow American Dennis Buzukja to start UFC 295.

Not even wanting to touch gloves before the fight, it was straight down to business for Emmers who put the Staten Island fighter down in the first round.

The 34-year-old Emmers pounded out the finish to move to 3-3 in the UFC, while it's back to the drawing board for 26-year-old Buzukja.

Gordon takes down great Dane

Another home win on the night came from Gordon as he took down Denmark's Mark Madsen with another opening-round TKO.

It was Madsen who came flying out his corner looking to get after Gordon in the opening exchanges at The Garden.

However, Gordon weathered the early storm and started to settle into his own fight, while Madsen's early energy began to dwindle.

The Queens native then went to work with the Dane on the fence and a right hand was the decisive blow that saw Madsen's legs go.

It was a quick finish and an impressive response from Gordon, who had suffered defeats in his previous two fights. The perfect venue for the local fighter to get back to winning ways.

Castaneda gets the decision

It was a night to remember for John Castaneda as the fighter out of Minnesota earned a 30-27, 30-27, 30-27 unanimous decision to beat South Korea's Kyung Ho Kang.

Castaneda mixed up the style of his attacks from the off and the 31-year-old got to work on the calf and midsection of Kang in the early stages.

There was no let-up from Castaneda and, while he did take some good shots from the resilient Kang, he was the deserved victor on the night to continue his strong form.

Castaneda has now won four of his last five fights to move his record to 21-6.

Disappointment for Roberts

In a one-sided fight, Roosevelt Roberts was no match for Poland's Mateusz Rebecki in UFC 295.

Rebecki was fast out of the blocks and wasted no time in closing the distance to get the veteran Roberts down on the canvas.

After getting Roberts with an armbar in the first round, the American gave a verbal submission to hand Rebecki the swift victory.

The 31-year-old Pole has now earned 16 consecutive victories overall, while Roberts will need to look back at what went wrong in the Big Apple.

Saint Denis too good for Frevola

There were many in The Garden backing local favourite Matt Frevola but he came up against a seemingly unstoppable force in Benoit Saint Denis.

The Frenchman has been bulldozing through opponents of late in the UFC lightweight division and Saturday night was no different as he knocked out Frevola in the first round.

It was expected to be an action-packed fight and it did not disappoint. However, a left high kick finished of Frevola, who had not answer for Saint Denis' ruthless performance.

Since dropping down to the lightweight division, Saint Denis' is 5-0 and is fast becoming an dominant figure at this level.

Defeats for Dern and Sabatini

Elsewhere there were losses for Amercians Mackenzie Dern and Pat Sabatini on Saturday night.

Dern lost by TKO to former champion Jessica Andrade in round two, with the Brazilian snapping a three-fight losing streak.

Dern was clearly hurt in the final exchanges of the first round and was dropped in the second before Andrade called for her to get back up.

She did manage to get to her feet but Dern was dropped once again in what was an emphatic victory for Andrade.

Meanwhile, Philadelphia native Sabatini endured a disappointing night as he lost by TKO to Diego Lopes in round one.

Lopes, who has now earned consecutive first-round finishes, hurt Sabatini in the early exchanges of the fight and would not let up on the American before securing the TKO victory in the first round of the contest.

Overall it was another entertaining night of UFC action with mixed fortunes for the home favorites in NYC.

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