In Las Vegas, Nevada, MMA heavyweight Don’Tale Mayes defeated Roque Martinez by unanimous decision Saturday on a UFC Fight Night card.
Mayes, who trains in Albuquerque at Jackson-Wink MMA, is 8-4. Martinez is 15-7-2.
The scorecards read 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28.
Mayes displayed agility, creativity and excellent conditioning throughout the fight in snapping a two-fight losing streak. He appeared to cement the first round with a takedown late in the session.
Mayes outstruck Martinez by a solid margin in the second round, then survived a guillotine-choke attempt from Martinez in the third — the round Martinez won on one of the three official cards.
“I’m glad I got the win,” Mayes said afterward in a UFC interview. “I’m not really happy about my performance, but I’m happy I got the job done. Getting a win in the UFC is an accomplishment, so I’m happy I did that.”