What a F*****G card, that was! From top to bottom, hands down best card of the year and top 5 of all time. We’ll look back on this card realize it might’ve been the coming out party to the future of the sport. The amount of young talent that performed extremely well on this card is banana lands. Derm, Gane, Cooper, Moreno, Oliveira and many more. Thank you to the UFC for that. Here’s my breakdown of the main event.
Ciryl Gane, wtf , what the actual F***? First team all body for sure! Ciryl Gane KOs UFC Heavyweight legend Junior Dos Santos. JDS was throwing wild punches and almost knocked himself out. The French two time World Kickboxing champion Ciryl Gane was tattooing JDS’ ribs with some wild kicks. JDS started to fade when Gane throws an elbow to the temple of JDS and finishes the fight. I really feel that JDS should retire; four straight KO losses tells us that his career might be over but only he would know. We wish him the best in whatever he decided to do. jds is a legend. Gane is the future of the HW division.
Mackenzie Dern impresses me yet again. She is the future of the sport, Dern won the fight decisively by standing and boxing. She looked unreal and the fact that she’s lethal off her back is even scarier. She came into the UFC with a target on her back, she then lost to Amanda Ribas. Dern made a huge change in her camp and hired Jason Perilo as her strinking coach. Dern won a unanimous decision over Virna Jandiroba (16-2) and they looked fantastic. I would love to see that fight again down the road.
Kevin Holland is a killer. On his 5th fight of the calendar year he impresses by walking right through Jacare. Holland KOs Jacare in the first round off his back. Jacare looked like a video game glitch. Holland is the future of the Middleweights, one or two more wins and he’s a contender. I can’t wait to see him vs Style Bender.
A huge newcomer is Rafael Fiziev, he KOs Renato Moicano in upsetting fashion. Some people, a long with Moicano, don’t agree with the referee stoppage. They felt it was a bit too early, as do I but seeing Moicano topple over and fall on his ass after I know it was the right call. The KO gave Fiziev Performance of the NIght bonus. He is dangerous and can make s serious run to the title.
Ever heard of the term to “Fight Like a Mexican” ? It’s not an insult. It describes the style of boxing that Mexican fighters like to pursue. Push forward, eat shots and bang. Brandon Moreno showed Flyweight champion Deiveson Figuereido what fighting like a Mexican really means. Figgy won the fight in my opinion. The reason it ended in a Majority draw is because one judge had Moreno winning the 5th round. That makes no sense, the 5th was very anti climactic. Figgy took Moreno down once and controlled him there. This will happen again and I can’t wait. The fact these two killers fought on the same card a month ago, is even crazier. I was rooting for Moreno and he showed everyone that he can be a champ and can be for a long time. This is great for the UFC, Mexico loses Yair as their main guy, and after being suspended by USADA he takes a back seat to Moreno.
Oh and Charles Oliveira destroys Tony Ferguson! He almost breaks Ferguson’s arm and winning a Unanimous decision. Crazy stuff happened on December 12th in Vegas.
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