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MMA – “The Machine” Sojo retains MMA’s 155-pound title by beating “The Universal Soldier” Roy

Venezuelan Jhonasky “La Maquina” Sojo retained his Fighting Force 155-pound title by unanimous decision in a close five-round batt


Venezuelan Jhonasky “La Maquina” Sojo retained his Fighting Force 155-pound title by unanimous decision in a close five-round battle over Dominican Jefrey “El Soldado Universal” Roy on the world mixed martial arts (MMA) card. , which was held in the Fencing Pavilion of the Juan Pablo Duarte Olympic Center.

Sojo and Roy staged a great fight that kept the public on their feet at all times, as both gladiators gave their best to take the victory.

“Roy showed a great level, especially on the floor, I didn’t think he would be so tough (the Dominican)” Sojo declared upon retaining his title.

In the main event, American Alex “El Espartano” Nicholson defeated Dominican Óscar “Hierro” Sosa via submission in the first round to win the vacant Titan FC heavyweight title.

The American defeated Sosa again, since in a previous fight last April he defeated him by decision in jiu jitsu. The Dominican had promised that he would take revenge, but he could not against Nicholson’s prowess.

The world card, organized by the national promoter Fighting Force and its North American associate Titan FC, featured 8 international fights, all with Dominican, American, Puerto Rican, Colombian, Brazilian and Venezuelan athletes.

The fights were broadcast around the world by UFC Fight Pass, platform of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

“This has been one of the best organized cards in the , with great fights and a packed house with thousands of fans,” said Rodolfo Dauhajre, president of Fighting Force, after concluding the sports evening, which was a box office success.

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The Dominican Carlos “El Matador” Matos defeated the Colombian Mauricio Díaz via submission (mata-león) in the first round.

Likewise, fellow Dominican Luis ‘El Gallo Prieto’ Peralta overcame Puerto Rican Billy Molina in the first round via technical knockout.

Meanwhile, Ty Johnson “La Pollona” defeated Colombian Juan Pablo Mendoza by unanimous decision.