The UFC took a hit with fans criticizing the quality of UFC’s recently concluded fight card Fight Night: Hall vs. Strickland.
The first MMA organization posted a meme on Twitter with a photo of SpongeBob SquarePants and wrote:
“Not even a good # UFCVegas33 fight card”
The post depicted the UFC rummaging through fans and followers skeptical about the card and believing the fights would not be entertaining.
The main card started with a barnburner between Bryan Barberena and Jason Witt. Both fighters left everything inside the Octagon in an energy-fueled contest, with Jason Witt leading by unanimous decision. The fighters won “Fight of the Night” honors for their back-and-forth competition.
UFC Vegas 33 saw his first featherweight Melsik Baghdasaryan clinch an impressive knockout lead over Collin Anglin, which secured him a $ 50,000 âPerformance of the Nightâ bonus.
The next fight on the UFC Vegas 33 card saw Jared Gooden score perhaps the scariest knockout of the night against Niklas Stolze in the very first round.
‘Nite Train’ landed a brutal right hand on Stolze just 68 seconds into the fight, which saw Stolze fall to the canvas. If that wasn’t enough, Gooden landed another punch before the referee stepped in to officially stop the fight.
In the UFC Vegas 33 main co-event, Cheyanne Buys headed Gloria de Paula as the Brazilian tried to get up.
At first glance, it seemed like “Glorinha” had her hands on the canvas, which would have led to Buys’ headbutt being considered illegal, but it wasn’t. The kick was perfectly legal and immediately knocked down Gloria de Paula. “The Warrior Princess” finished her opponent with strikes, earning a well-deserved “Performance of the Night” bonus.
UFC Vegas 33 Main Event – Sean Strickland Gets “W” Against Uriah Hall by Unanimous Decision
The main event of UFC Vegas 33 saw top contenders Uriah Hall and Sean Strickland battle it out to climb the middleweight rankings. After a five-round battle, ‘Tarzan’ secured a unanimous decision victory over Uriah Hall.
Strickland seemed dominant from the start when he started to overpower Hall with precise and powerful jabs. Uriah Hall looked weaker as the laps progressed, as he couldn’t keep up with the distance already established by Strickland. At one point, Hall appeared to have been cut with a punch and knocked down, but managed to survive until the final bell.
Strickland began his journey to the top of the middleweight division by defeating a formidable challenger at Uriah Hall. Safe to say, the future looks bright for the straightforward and unique middleweight.
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