During the main card of May 30’s UFC Fight Night: Woodley vs. Burns, Spike “Alpha Ginger” Carlyle was hit with a powerful left hook from Billy Quarantillo after he turned his back to his opponent mid-fight. With seconds left before the first round ended, Quarantillo was on his back covering up while Alpha Ginger was standing and landing powerful shots.
Suddenly, Carlyle stopped striking, turned around and walked away from Quarantillo. Quarantillo popped back up to his feet and chased after Alpha Ginger. He then landed a brutal left hook to the side of Carlyle’s head, dropping the fighter. Quarantillo followed Alpha Ginger to the ground and the horn sounded moments later.
Here is the video via ESPN:
Spike Carlyle decided to take a leisurely stroll before the round even ended.
The Alpha Ginger is a mad man 😂 pic.twitter.com/XxWjQxqRHd
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) May 31, 2020
Here’s a slow-motion clip of the left hook via UFC:
"It's like a movie." 😅
— UFC (@ufc) May 31, 2020
The fight went the distance in what proved to be an exciting affair, and Quarantillo won the fight by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
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UFC Fight Night: Woodley vs. Burns Fight Card & Results
On May 30, the UFC was live at the UFC Apex Center in Las Vegas.
Welterweight Bout: Gilbert Burns def. Tyron Woodley via Unanimous Decision (50-45, 50-44, 50-44)
Heavyweight Bout: Augusto Sakai def. Blagoy Ivanov via Split-Decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)
Catchweight Bout (150 lbs): Billy Quarantillo def. Spike Carlyle via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Catchweight Bout (157.5 lbs): Roosevelt Roberts def. Brok Weaver via Second-Round Rear-Naked Choke
Women’s Strawweight Bout: Mackenzie Dern def. Hannah Cifers via First-Round Kneebar
Women’s Flyweight Bout: Katlyn Chookagian def. Antonina Shevchenko via Unanimous Decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-25)
Welterweight Bout: Daniel Rodriguez def. Gabriel Green via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Light Heavyweight Bout: Jamahal Hill def. Klidson Abreu via First-Round TKO
Flyweight: Bout Brandon Royval def. Tim Elliott via Second-Round Arm-Triangle Choke
Bantamweight Bout: Casey Kenney def. Louis Smolka via First-Round Guillotine Choke
Featherweight Bout: Chris Gutiérrez def. Vince Morales via Second-Round TKO
Former Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley Was Dominated By Gilbert Burns
On May 30, former UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley stepped into the Octagon for the first time since losing his belt to Kamaru Usman on March 2, 2019, at UFC 235. However, 38-year-old Woodley’s return did not go according to plan.
He took on the surging Gilbert Burns, and was dominated for most of the bout. In terms of significant strikes, Burns outlanded Woodley by 76 to 29. Going into the match, Woodley had a 94% takedown defense, however, Burns was able to land two takedowns on the former champ. According to the official stats for the fight, Burns controlled the ground for 4:57.
With the loss, Woodley’s professional mixed martial arts record falls to 19-5-1. It’s unclear what the former champion’s plans are moving forward in his mixed martial arts career.
On the other hand, Burns continues his impressive run in the welterweight division. In less than a year, he has defeated Alexey Kunchenko, Gunnar Nelson, Demian Maia and Tyron Woodley.
Burns’ record now sits at 19-3, with six wins by KO or TKO, eight wins by submission and five wins by decision.