One other weekend of fisticuffs has come and gone as UFC on ESPN 2 blew the roof off Wells Fargo Middle final Saturday evening (March 30, 2019) in Philadelphia, PA.
Loads of fighters have been left licking their wounds, together with Michael Johnson, who was knocked out chilly by Josh Emmett within the ultimate moments of a battle “The Menace” was nicely on his approach to profitable (see it once more right here). And David Department, who was submitted in a little bit beneath a minute by Jack Hermansson (highlights).
However which fighter is affected by the worst post-fight hangover, now 48 hours faraway from the present?
Going into his headlining Light-weight battle in opposition to Justin Gaethje, all that was anticipated was pure violence, as each males are two of the toughest hitters and most enjoyable opponents in all the sport. They usually didn’t disappoint, because the they went at it for the little time the much-anticipated battle lasted.
Joyful to trade leg kicks early on, each males did finally swing for the fences, with Justin getting the higher of the putting exchanges. As typical, “The Spotlight” pushed the tempo, forcing Edson to backtrack, all whereas nonetheless attempting to dish out some offense. Whereas Junior did handle to get in some licks, Justin gave the impression to be the one implementing his will.
Throughout a break off the cage, Barboza — who gave the impression to be bothered by an unintentional eye poke — stepped away along with his arms down, which was sufficient to provide Justin the opening to clip his foe with a sneaky left hook that put him out for the rely. And as shortly because the violence started, it ended.
For Junior, the loss is his third in final 4 outings, although they’ve come in opposition to the cream of the crop similar to Gaethje, Kevin Lee and present Light-weight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov. Nonetheless, a win would’ve completed a lot for the Brazilian bomber’s profession, who hasn’t been capable of recover from the hump to get to his first-ever UFC title battle. Plus, his present win-loss ratio over his previous couple of fights is the worst of his profession.
That mentioned, he obtained an enormous win in life as he went dwelling shortly after his battle simply in time to witness the delivery of his child daughter.
Nonetheless, Edson has a lot to supply the battle sport regardless of 1-Three in his final 4 fights. And if anybody is silly sufficient to assume he can’t knock his block off, they’re greater than welcome to signal on the dotted line to face one of the crucial deadly strikers within the sport at this time.
As for what could possibly be subsequent for him, maybe a battle in opposition to James Vick is so as. “The Texecutioner” additionally just lately suffered a knockout loss to Gaethje final August, and is in determined want of a win after dropping two in a row. Like Edson, James desire to stand-and-bang, so it will likely be one other deal with for battle followers and provides Junior the prospect to as soon as once more showcase his putting and bounce himself again into the win column.
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