Espino took down Romanov in the very first down twice, which was important when evaluating the battle in its whole.
Romanov came back strong in the 2nd round with some early takedowns that played a key part throughout the entire battle. He landed some vicious ground and pound when he was on top of Espino.
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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – APRIL 16: In this UFC handout, (L-R) Opponents Alexandr Romanov of Moldova and Juan Espino of Spain deal with off throughout the UFC weigh-in at UFC APEX on April 16, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images).
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Alexandr Romanov stays undefeated in the UFC after earning a win by technical split choice due to an unintentional groin strike.
Alexandr Romanov moves to 3-0 in the UFC after making a triumph at UFC Vegas 24. During round 3, Romanov soaked up an unexpected groin strike from Juan Espino in the clinch that led to the battle being visited referee Mark Smith.
Alexandr Romanov makes decision after unintentional groin strike from Juan Espino at UFC Vegas 24.
The match started with both men using their fumbling and taking down one another. There were extremely few strikes being thrown standing up. More of the punches that were being landed was in the clinch. Espino removed Romanov in the first down twice, which was essential when judging the battle in its entirety.
Romanov came back strong in the 2nd round with some early takedowns that played an essential part throughout the whole battle. He landed some vicious ground and pound when he was on top of Espino. It appeared that Alexandr connected up ball game at 19-19 going into the third round.
Espino began the 3rd round strong by landing a big strike and taking Romanov down. When Espino tossed an unintentional knee that ended the match due to Romanov not being able to continue, Romanov got back up to his feet and this was.
Romanov enhances to 3-0 in the UFC after a technical split decision win (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).