WATCH: UFC Singapore fighter headbutts canvas after being brutally knocked out

The heavyweight bout at UFC Singapore delivered a brutal knockout. The referee could have stopped the fight sooner.

WATCH: UFC Singapore fighter headbutts canvas after being brutally knocked out

Waldo Cortes Acosta at UFC Singapore (via Twitter)

Heavyweight Waldo Cortes Acosta made quick work of his opponent Lukasz Brzeski at UFC Singapore. He secured a swift first-round knockout victory. Cortes Acosta’s performance could receive a performance bonus.

During the heavyweight featured preliminary bout at UFC Singapore, Waldo Cortes Acosta clinched his first stoppage victory in the UFC. The win remained brutal, but it made a significant impact. While the initial stages of the match unfolded slowly, Cortes-Acosta suddenly delivered a powerful standing elbow that visibly staggered Brzeski. Capitalizing on the opening, Cortes-Acosta surged forward and administered a decisive blow that sent Brzeski crashing headfirst onto the canvas, promptly concluding the contest.

Cortes-Acosta has stepped into the octagon four times since earning a contract on Dana White’s Contender Series in August 2022. The 31-year-old embarked on his promotional journey with triumphant decision victories over Jared Vanderaa and Chase Sherman. He did encounter a setback in April, enduring his first professional career loss against Marcos Rogerio de Lima. Nonetheless, Cortes-Acosta made a robust comeback in his first appearance after his first defeat.

Brzeski’s tenure in the UFC might be hanging in the balance. The Polish fighter has lost his third consecutive fight in a row. In the post-fight interview, Acosta thanked his entire team for preparing him for the fight. If he could perform like this, he could get ranked contenders in the future.

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Twitter reacts to brutal KO of Lukasz Brzeski by Waldo Cortes Acosta at UFC Singapore

Waldo Cortes Acosta
Waldo Cortes Acosta (via Action Network)

Fans were very empathetic towards Lukasz Brzeski after the knockout loss to Waldo Cortes Acosta at UFC Singapore. Many expressed anger at the referee for not stopping the fight earlier. A fan was relieved to see Brzeski looking when the decision was announced. Charles Olivera also chimed in and shared his thoughts. Look what the fans had to say below:

A considerable number of fans voiced criticism towards the referee for not stepping in earlier during the bout. Considering the brutal knockout that Brzeski endured, there is a legitimate concern that this incident could substantially truncate his fighting career. The referee’s delayed judgment could also result in potential consequences for their actions.

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