With three vicious knockouts earlier, the crowd at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for UFC 239 were expecting nothing less in the main event. What they were treated too was a high-level chess match that earned Jon Jones the split-decision victory over Thiago Santos, much to their dislike.
President Dana White has seen it all in mixed martial arts and after UFC 239 Saturday night, he added another name to the list of all-time greats. Amanda Nunes.
It was a highlight filled event, but nobody shined more than Jorge Masvidal. Masvidal obtained the fastest knockout in UFC history when he hit undefeated welterweight (19-0) “Funky” Ben Askren with a flying knee in five seconds Saturday, at UFC 239 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The UFC finally made it official Friday in Las Vegas at the T-Mobile arena, there’s just one problem.
Not when, but where.
After an intense stare down with his opponent Michael Chiesa, Diego Sanchez isn’t shy about expressing what he wants to do once the cage door closes. And it goes way beyond the limits of fighting.
Coming into the biggest fight of his life and with the odds stacked against him, Thiago Santos knows that without this one thing he likely wouldn’t be in this position. Mental toughness.
When the cage door closed on the Octagon in the past, Canada’s Randa Markos found she wasn’t fighting for herself. And that became the problem.