Last night was definitely the biggest event of the year for the UFC. Three titles on the line and it went off like a firework!
Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York played host to a crazy event last night. Hosting three epic title fights, the show offered pay-per-view access to championship tilts at middleweight, bantamweight and women’s strawweight.
Featured in the main event were Michael Bisping and former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. Joanna Jedrzejczyk was hoping to retain her flyweight GOAT status, and Cody Garbrandt vs. TJ Dillashaw was the rivalry to watch.
Having trained together and Team Alpha Male, ‘No Love’ and ‘Killashaw’ shared some serious bad blood. Releasing footage of an alleged KO he put on Dillashaw in sparring, Garbrandt really stepped up the hype this week.
When all was said and done and they were locked in the octagon, the outcome was quite a shocker.
Dillashaw Dethrones Rival Garbrandt
The first round was all Garbrandt as he countered well throughout. Towards the end of the round he clipped Dillashaw with a clean punch to the chin. Although he was unable to get the finish, it looked as though ‘No Love’ had found his rhythm early.
Coming into the second, it was a completely different fight. After skating Garbrandt accross the octagon with a head kick, Dillashaw landed a massive right hand, and it was over from there.
Two-time bantamweight champ Dillashaw then screamed in his rivals face after he came to his feet.
Watch on the Youtube player below:
Something tells us this rivalry isn’t over. One round each, albeit with Dillashaw finishing Garbrandt in the second. That said, Dominick Cruz faces Jimmy Riveira soon, so perhaps a trilogy fight or a new contender is on the horizon?
And how about Rose Namajunas? She finished the all-time greatest women’s strawweight there’s ever been by submission due to strikes.What a great show!
UFC 217 Results List
Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre — St-Pierre def. Bisping by technical submission (rear naked choke) at 4:23 of Round Three
Cody Garbrandt vs. T.J. Dillashaw — Dillashaw def. Garbrandt by TKO (punches) at 2:41 of Round Two
Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Rose Namajunas — Namajunas def. Jedrzejczyk by TKO (punches) at 3:03 of Round One
Stephen Thompson vs Jorge Masvidal — Thompson def. Masvidal by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27 x2)
Paulo Costa vs. Johny Hendricks — Costa def. Hendricks by TKO (punches) at 1:23 of Round Two
James Vick vs. Joe Duffy — Vick def. Duffy by TKO (punches) at 4:59 of Round One
Walt Harris vs. Mark Godbeer — Godbeer def. Harris by DQ (late hit) at 4:29 of Round One
Corey Anderson vs. Ovince Saint Preux — Saint Preux def. Anderson by KO (head kick) at 1:25 of Round Three
Mickey Gall vs. Randy Brown — Brown def. Gall by unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 29-27)
Curtis Blaydes vs. Aleksei Oleinik — Blaydes def. Oleinik by TKO (retirement) at 1:56 of Round Two
Michal Oleksiejczuk vs. Ion Cutelaba
Ricardo Ramos vs. Aiemann Zahabi — Ramos def. Zahabi by KO (spinning back elbow) at 1:58 of Round Three