Tyson Pedro’s undefeated career has come to an end at UFC 215 in Edmonton, Alberta Canada this afternoon.
Pedro was handed his first professional loss to Swedish powerhouse Ilire Latifi. The fight ended in a unanimous points decision for the Swede.
The Sydney light-heavyweight Pedro entered the contest with a 6-0 career record but ultimately the experience of the Swede proved too much for the Australian prospect.
Pedro managed to stay outside of Latifi’s range early in the fight by using leg kicks to control the distance. Latifi eventually used his punches to drive his way inside and force the takedown.
Pedro was able to get back to his feet in the early rounds through sheer explosiveness but was unable to continue to do so when he was taken down in round three.
A huge takedown by Latifi in the third round that saw Pedro almost land on his head, put an exclamation point on a good performance as Latifi took home the unanimous decision with scores 29-28, 29-28 and 30-27.
Despite the loss, Pedro will take a lot of lessons from the fight, having gone to a decision for the first time in his career and against a top-10 ranked opponent.
What a tough bastard! I learnt more in this one loss then in my last 6 wins. Onto the next and thankyou to all those people who sent me messages I’ll try and get back to you all eventually. Please don’t be disappointed @mariahcarey ? I’ll make it up to you ?? ——– #winorlearn #next? #someonegivemeabeer #ufc #ufc215
In the main event, Amanda Nunes defended her UFC women’s bantamweight title, but did so controversially, edging out Amanda Nunes via split-points decision, while in the co-main event Rafael Dos Anjos made a statement, submitting Neil Magny in the first-round with an arm-triangle choke.