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David Benavidez vs. Oleksandr Gvozdyk full fight video highlights


Watch David Benavidez vs. Oleksandr Gvozdyk full fight video highlights from their co-main event showdown Saturday night, courtesy of multiple outlets.

Benavidez vs. Gvozdyk took place June 15 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. David Benavidez (29-0) and Oleksandr Gvozdyk (20-2) squared off in the the main event clash. The fight aired live on pay-per-view on PPV.com and Amazon.

Catch all the video highlights below.

For more on Benavidez vs. Gvozdyk, check out our live blog below.

Round 1: Benavidez takes the center of the ring and paws out his jab. They’re trading early — quick exchange in the center of the ring. Benavidez sitting back and firing off counters. Gvozdyk doubles and triples up with his jab. This is a heck of a pace already. Benavidez walks him to the ropes and throws to the body. Benavidez chops a right hook to the midsection. Gvozdyk staying on his bike and throwing punches in bunches, but Benavidez playing good defense. Benavidez snaps a couple hard jabs in Gvozdyk’s face. Good round. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Benavidez.

Round 2: Benavidez smacks Gvozdyk with a winging right hook from the jump. Benavidez works his way inside and goes to the body. Gvozdyk responds with a few jabs and a one-two. Gvozdyk is less on his bike for this one, instead choosing to stand and trade in the center of the ring. Nice body shot by Benavidez. Hard three-punch combo lands for Benavidez, but Gvozdyk responds with a slick flurry of his own. Right hook by Benavidez, followed by another body shot. Benavidez lunges forward with a right hand. “The Monster” is looking damn good at this new weight class so far. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Benavidez. (20-18 Benavidez.)

Round 3: Gvozdyk jabbing early to keep Benavidez off him. He’s finding success here. Benavidez wades inside and goes back to the body. He’s making a point in this fight to hammer away at that body. Three-punch combo finds its mark for Gvozdyk. Benavidez marches into the pocket and sticks his right hand in Gvozdyk’s face. Gvozdyk paws out a series of jabs in response. More jabs from Gvozdyk followed by a straight. Benavidez launches a piston right onto Gvozdyk’s chin. Lunging jab from Gvozdyk. Benavidez goes right back to the body, and again. Benavidez flurries to end the round. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Benavidez. (30-27 Benavidez.)

Round 4: Gvozdyk comes out aggressive, muscling Benavidez up to the ropes and going to work with punches in bunches. Benavidez defends it all well. Nice body work from Benavidez. He continues to hammer away there. One-two from Benavidez slips through the guard. Gvozdyk snaps a right hand into Benavidez’s mouth. Slow combination from Gvozdyk misses, and Benavidez loads up but barely misses in response. He wanted that one. Hard counter from Benavidez! Double right uppercuts from Benavidez! Another right hand! He’s landing everything! Gvozdyk just eats it all, but that was a rough sequence to end the round. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Benavidez. (40-36 Benavidez.)

Round 5: Gvozdyk smacks Benavidez with a nice left. Benavidez just marches Gvozdyk into the corner though, hunting for uppercuts and looping hooks. Beautiful combination by Benavidez. Gvozdyk slips in a right hand. Benavidez answers with one of his own. Gvozdyk is clearly starting to slow down here, but he’s in this. Benavidez goes hard to the body. Double jab by Benavidez. He slams a right hand into Gvozdyk’s chin. Another beautiful flurry by Benavidez. He’s so slick with it. Gvozdyk responds with a right hand. Benavidez hunts Gvozdyk across the ring and unloads another flurry. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Benavidez. (50-45 Benavidez.)

Round 6: This fight is all Benavidez so far. Gvozdyk flashes the jab then goes upstairs but can’t connect. Benavidez fires off a series of hard jabs. Left hook to the body. Benavidez is just hanging in the pocket with all the confidence in the world. Nasty three-piece combo by Benavidez! He’s landing at almost a 50 percent clip, Benavidez whacks Gvozdyk with a lead left hook, and another. And another! Gvozdyk is just eating everything but these are adding up. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Benavidez. (60-54 Benavidez.)

Round 7: We’re past the halfway point now. Benavidez sneaks a series of hard jabs through the guard. Right hook to the body by Benavidez. Gvozdyk eats another series of hard jabs. He’s trying his best to keep Benavidez off of him but that’s proving to be an impossible task. Benavidez hangs back on the ropes and plays defense for a bit. Nothing from Gvozdyk lands flush. Benavidez goes back upstairs with a left hook. More hard left hooks. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Benavidez. (70-63 Benavidez.)

Round 8: Benavidez still bouncing on his heels as we kick things off. Gvozdyk tries to pressure Benavidez to the ropes and almost gets his head taken off for it. Benavidez seems content to hang back and play defense right now. Gvozdyk flurries. Benavidez misses with a lunging left hook. Right uppercut inside by Benavidez. Right hand over the top by Benavidez. Hard combo in the center of the ring by Benavidez, who follows with a slick counter left hand. Benavidez immediately goes back to the body. Left hook by Benavidez. Gvozdyk’s pace has dialed back significantly since the beginning of this round. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Benavidez. (80-72 Benavidez.)

Round 9: Gvozdyk is landing at a 21 percent clip right now. Basically, he’s swinging at ghosts. He needs to do something drastic here. Benavidez walks Gvozdyk into the corner then connects with an uppercut to the ribs. Benavidez doubles up his jab, then goes back to the midsection. Gvozdyk goes up top and connects. They trade hard left hands. Benavidez bulldogs his way inside and tries to go to work, but Gvozdyk counters with a right hand followed by a one-two. This is easily his best round just off this past minute. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Gvozdyk. (89-82 Benavidez.)

Round 10: Gvozdyk may be starting to claim some momentum finally, or Benavidez is just taking his foot off the gas. That weight class change may be hitting Benavidez’s gas tank too. Let’s see. Benavidez misses wildly with a looping hook. Benavidez is throwing but nothing is landing. Gvozdyk showing great defense right now. They trade stiff jabs. Gvozdyk marches him into the ropes but can’t find a home for anything to land flush. Benavidez doubles up his jab. Combination by Gvozdyk. Nasty left hook by Benavidez. That might’ve hurt him. Hard exchange with both men landing flush. Close round, but Benavidez landed the better shots. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Benavidez. (99-91 Benavidez.)

Round 11: Six minutes to go. Gvozdyk tosses out a couple lazy one-twos. More pitter-patter from Gvozdyk in the center of the ring. Benavidez whiffs with a few big left hands. Right hook to the body by Benavidez. Hard counter by Gvozdyk. Another hard counter by Gvozdyk. Benavidez marches forward but eats a few jabs for his troubles. Left to the body by Benavidez. Gvozdyk smacks him with a slick right hand. Benavidez goes back to his lunging right hand, but misses. Nice exchange at the bell. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Gvozdyk. (108-100 Benavidez.)

Round 12: Benavidez goes right back to work with a right to the body. Gvozdyk shells up and Benavidez throws punches in bunches in the center of the ring but can’t slip anything past the guard. Benavidez eats a pair of counter rights after missing a left. Gvozdyk muscles Benavidez into the ropes and tries to go to work, but there’s nothing there. One minute left. Benavidez doubles up with a stiff jab. Right hand just misses for Benavidez. Hard counter by Gvozdyk. Lunging left by Gvozdyk. They swing wildly to the bell. This was Benavidez’s fight early and Gvozdyk’s late, but ultimately the Ukrainian ex-champ just had too big of a deficit to make up. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Gvozdyk. (117-111 Benavidez.)



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