Twitter Reacts To Demian Maia’s Clinical Submission At UFC on FOX 21


UFC on FOX 21 went down tonight (August 27, 2016) from the Rogers Center in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. In a welterweight showcase between action-fighter extraordinaire Carlos Condit and grappling savant Demian Maia, it was the unstoppable jiu-jitsu of the Brazilian that won out.

Maia succeeded on his first takedown attempt inside the first minute and went to work methodically advancing to Condit’s back. From there, Maia made the finish look like a foregone conclusion. He cinched up the rear-naked choke to tap Condit for the first time since 2006. The grappling whiz looks to be next in line for the winner of Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson.

In the co-main event, former lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis sought to right the ship after three straight losses. Making his featherweight debut against #6 ranked submission machine Charles “Do Bronx” Oliveira, Pettis got back on the winning track. Generally getting the better of the standup, Pettis held his own in the grappling exchanges as well, reversing to top position on several occasions. Ultimately, Pettis caught the Brazilian in a tight third-round guillotine, adding another talented grappler’s scalp to his trophy case.

And in her first fight since receiving a hellacious beatdown at the hands of Rose Namajunas, Paige VanZant shocked and impressed. A puzzling performance in round one featuring lots of lateral movement but not a lot of action gave way to a scintillating knockout in round two. The former Dancing With The Stars competitor dropped foe Bec Rawlings with a jumping switch kick and finished it with punches on the ground.

Check out Twitter’s reaction to this excellent card.