UFC 178 – Winners,Losers, Recap

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Don’t Call it a Comeback!

Dominick Cruz the former UFC bantamweight returns to the cage after 1092 days  away from the cage due to multiple injuries. Returns and makes short work of Takeya Mizugaki the 5th Ranked Bantamweight in the world Finishing him Via KO in 1:01 mark of the 1st Round. A very emotional Cruz Said “I’m still trying to take it all in”. Cruz had to vacate the title and will get a crack to regain the title he never lost due to having such a dominate performance. He will face Sacramento’s own T.J. Dillashaw the current Bantamweight Champion.

Fight of the Night! Controversy Included!

Tim Kennedy vs Yoel Romero was a back and forth battle with both fighters getting rock at different times. Romero Won via TKO in the 3rd round, but Romero was practically out on his feet by the end of the 2nd round. The 3rd round was about to begin, but in a strange turn of events Romero didn’t get up from his still and actually took a additional 30 sec to get off his stool. That was till Referee Big John McCarthy forced him to stand up. That extra time gave Romero time to recover and beat Kennedy with a furry of punches in the third. “It’s the dirtiest trick in the book,” said UFC President Dana White at the night’s post-fight press conference. “Literally the dirtiest trick in the book.” It is still unknown if Kennedy will challenge Ruling to make it a No Contest due to bizarre and lengthy time given to Romero. Watch Kennedy confront Romero after the fight.

Pound For Pound Best Fighter Ever? 

Demetrious Johnson could be the best fighter ever dominating Chris Cariaso in every round with superior striking and ground work ultimately submitting Cariaso via Kimura. Johnson has pretty much cleaned out his division being the most active Champion in the UFC fighting about 3 times a year. Johnson’s striking, ground game and athleticism is on another level. It doesn’t appear that there is anyone that could give him a real challenge and dethrone him.

UFC 178 results below.

Main card
Demetrious Johnson def. Chris Cariaso via submission (kimura)
Donald Cerrone def. Eddie Alvarez via unanimous decision
Conor McGregor def. Dustin Poirier via first-round TKO
Yoel Romero def Tim Kennedy via third-round TKO
Cat Zingano def. Amanda Nunes via third-round TKO

Dominick Cruz def. Takeya Mizugaki via first-round TKO
Jorge Masvidal def. James Krause via unanimous decision
Stephen Thompson def. Patrick Cote via unanimous decision
Brian Ebersole def. John Howard via split decision
Kevin Lee def. Jon Tuck via unanimous decision
Manvel Gamburyan def. Cody Gibson via submission (guillotine)


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