Outside of his biggest rival, whose future in the octagon seems always questionable, the UFC light heavyweight champion is at the top of his division. Daniel Cormier overwhelmed Volkan Oezdemir and took the technical knockout in the second round of the UFC 220 co-star , and that’s why he earned a bonus to the Performance of the Night and 50 thousand dollars extra . DC was able to adapt to the remarkable disadvantage of reaching in the striking and applied its excellent level of fight to control the fight. The other performance bonus went to Abdul Razak Alhassan and the Fight of the Night was Calvin Kattar vs. Shane Burgos .
Alhassan left Sabah Homasi cluelessly knocked out with an uppercut in just three minutes with 47 seconds . Rematch of a fight of the preliminaries of UFC 218 , which was considered prematurely stopped in favor of Alhassan, “Judo Thunder” left no doubt this time. Homasi came out looking for blood and attacked viciously, but he came up against hard kickbacks and tried a knockdown. When the referee did not achieve anything, he put the fighters on their feet and from there Alhassan found a brutal right and the final uppercut that closed the match.
Kattar knocked out Burgos 32 seconds into the third round, giving him his first loss . Hard encounter that happened mainly of foot, was the precision and consistency of the simple jabs and right lines of Kattar what made the difference and allowed him to take the advantage. Burgos definitely took the second round from his pressure and hard attack to the body he used to open combinations to the head, but it was not enough. A hard right hand from Kattar stunned his opponent and allowed him to connect a tough uppercut that led to the final ground and pound.
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