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Twitter Reacts To Derek Brunson Blasting Lyoto Machida

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UFC Fight Night 119 emanated tonight (Saturday, October 28, 2017) from Ginásio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The night was headlined by top-ten middleweight Derek Brunson welcoming former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida back to the cage after more than two years away.

It was a rude welcome.

Brunson smashed Machida with a counter left hook and follow-up punches to separate “The Dragon” from consciousness, nabbing yet another first-round finish in the process.

The co-main event saw All-American wrestler Colby Covington try to enter the top-ten at welterweight at the expense of grappling savant and two-time title challenger Demian Maia. Covington went with the smart gameplan, refusing to engage with Maia on the ground at all. He stuffed shot after shot and kept up a pace on the feet that Maia couldn’t keep up with. After a competitive first that saw Maia cut Covington with repeated left hands, Covington drew blood himself as he sprawled and brawled his way to decision victory.

See how Twitter reacted to these pivotal contests below: