UFC 257 just went down, and it featured some of the biggest fights among the greatest combat athletes. We witnessed some breathtaking performances out from these athletes, here are some major highlights from the same.
Marina Rodriguez knocked Amanda Ribas out
Marina Rodriguez vs. Amanda Ribas was a much-anticipated women’s strawweight bout and these two didn’t disappoint. Fight started out with a brawl and Rodriguez started landing some clean punches, Ribas tried to take her down but couldn’t capitalize on the ground.
Rodriguez laned a clean combination in the second round to drop Ribas down, Herb Dean was looking to step in but didn’t, Rodriguez thought the fight ended but it didn’t, but she finished her soon after.
Makhmud Muradov stopped Andrew Sanchez in the third
Makhmud Muradov was looking sharp in his previous fights when he knocked the mouthguard out of his former opponent. The fight between Andrew Sanchez and Makhmud Muradov displayed some brilliant striking.
Makhmud Muradov knocked Andrew Sanchez out in the third round by a heavy right hand.
Michael Chandler put the division on notice in his debut
Michael Chandler made the best impact possible in his debut fight against Dan Hooker, he knocked Hooker out in the very first round via massive overhand then finished him on the ground with a fury of punches. During the post-fight interview, he called out Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier, and Khabib Nurmgomedov.
Dustin Poirier made the biggest upset and took care of business
Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor fought in a rematch at the lightweight and most of the MMA community was rooting for Conor in this bout.
But Dustin proved to the world that he isn’t the one to be taken for granted the knocked Conor McGregor out in the second round after busting his leg up and got his revenge in style.