The matchup was made more for convenience than anything else. Featherweight Bill Algeo and Herbert Burns faced off at UFC Long Island after both of their original opponents dropped out.
Both fighters entered the night with a single loss. Looking back on the Victory Column and from the beginning Burns’ game plan was clear: he proceeded to make an immediate arrest. By looking for a fight for survival where his world-class jujitsu can shine.
Algeo was defended, if only for a moment. Then he was pulled down. and Burns smoothly transformed the triangle. They rolled over and Algeo scooped it out. They rolled again, Algeo still stuck in the triangle, Algeo kneeled, shoulders bare, and had to fight an arm-wielding attempt. But Burns didn’t lock his limbs. and Algio passed to the side control instead.
Bill Ageo, just surviving in the first round, had to give a huge boost to his confidence. As he got up at the end of the round, Algeo raised his hand to a loud cheer from the crowd. Burns looked like he could barely stand up. and try to sit back in the chair — the energy spent
Burns’ corner had to plead with him to continue during the lift. The featherweight looked as if he had punched five rounds, not five minutes. The referee even went so far as to bring in a doctor before the second second started. But Burns signaled he could go on. He did an early topple, dragging Algeo down, but Algeo landed on Algeo, going back up and rejoining the ground just for Burns to grab the leg.
This time, when Algeo got up, Burns refused to follow — and worked so hard that the referee waved him out of the fight. The Brazilian appeared to be crying and could have suffered a knee injury in the fight. by any means The end result was the same for Bill Algeo.
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“The game plan is simple: knock his head higher than my groceries,” Algeo said after the fight. “Mission complete.”
Official Result: Bill Algeo def. Herbert Burns by TKO (Referee Stop), Round 2, 1:50