Chris Barnett finishes Jake Collier with brutal ground & pound in round 2 – UFC 279 highlights

Chris Barnett

In the opening preliminary bout of UFC 279, fan-favorite fighter Chris ‘Beast Boy’ Barnett TKO’d former middleweight turned heavyweight Jake Collier in the second round.

Jake Collier entered this heavyweight class as a -500 favorite, with very few giving ‘Beast Boy’ a chance in winning. The first round went as expected, with Collier blitzing Barnett, stunning him early. A deep cut was opened above his eye, significantly obscuring his vision. However, Barnett weathered the storm, and towards the end of the first, Collier began to slow down.

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Referee Mark Smith had the doctor step in as the round came to an end, ensuring that Barnett was still fit to fight. The doctor gave the go-ahead, and ‘Beast Boy’ came out in the second with a vengeance. The 36-year-old was able to get top control, and began landing hellacious ground & pound at the clip of someone in a much lower weight class.

The strikes continued to the point where Mark Smith was forced to step in. Chris Barnett celebrated in typical ‘Beast Boy’ style.

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Check out all the highlights from Chris Barnett’s TKO win over Jake Collier below:

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