Twitter Reacts to Garbrandt’s Explosive KO at UFC Vegas

The mixed martial arts world was treated to an excellent night of scraps tonight (May 29, 2016), as UFC Fight Night 88 popped off from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The evening was highlighted by the explosive brawl between Brazilian Thomas Almeida and Cody “No Love” Garbrandt.

The fans got exactly what they came to see, as the two undefeated bantamweight prospects turned in the slugfest we were all hoping for. It just didn’t last very long. The Team Alpha Male export proved too much for Almeida, shutting off the lights with a right hand to the jaw in the very first round.

The co-main event also saw a tense standup battle, as former bantamweight champion Renan Barao made his long-awaited move up the scale to 145 pounds. There to greet him was longtime slugger Jeremy Stephens.

The greeting turned out to be a rude one. “Lil Heathen” rocked Barao several times during their back-and-forth clash, earning a unanimous nod from the judges and putting the rest of the featherweight division on notice in the process.

See how the MMA Twittersphere reacted to these two excellent bouts:

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Josh found MMA in 2009 and has been an increasingly voracious consumer of the sport ever since. He started writing in January 2016, first as a blogger and then as a writer for LowKickMMA. He produces historical list pieces, occasional news coverage, opinions, and fight analysis for LK. He also co-hosts the Daily Fantasy Knockout podcast.