Paulo Costa trapped in a 115lb body.
Rose dominated, but that pressure and roided strengths are hard to handle.
Conor blew his knee in the first fight vs Max and wrestled him for half the fight.
Poirier did load up more on his punches vs Max than he is used...
Might've been a bit excited yesterday, saying i'll favor Adesanya vs Whittaker. Prob favor Whittaker, Adesanya leaves to many openings.
Co-main and main as good as it gets.
Most seems to have the fight 48-47 Poirier - 1, 2 and 5 for Poirier, 3 and 4 for Holloway.
Not as good as the co-main, but could've been fight...
Both with crisp boxing, the power of Poirier the difference tonight.
48-46 Poirier or 47-47. Had Holloway winning the 5th, the 4th could go either way imo. Still had first as a 10-8 round for Poirier.
Poirier hurts Holloway every time - Holloway doesn't hurt Poirier in the same way. That's the difference.
Much better from Holloway. 10-9 Holloway, 29-27 Poirier after 3.
Holloway's boxing defense deffo getting tested today.
First a 10-8 for Poirier.
But he keeps hurting Holloway, different kind of power to 145 it seems. 10-9 Poirier in the 2nd.
Holloway vs Poirier - 5 rounds.
Question is if Poirier can hurt Holloway or take him down. Over five rounds i see Holloway winning.
Kinda agree, i don't think his striking are on another level. I am more impressed with his fluidity and movement. I feel like his striking are...
Ain't ready for another potential war, the adrenaline is still pumping...
I felt he was overrated before this fight. Proved something today, he threw out the gameplan in the fifth and went for all out war. Heart and...
Gastelum blew his chance in the 4th for the knockout.
Didn't think Israel had that in him - and didn't think he had the power in his hand to...
WHAT A ****ING FIGHT!!!!!!!!!!
My gosh - 10-8 for Adesanya in the 5th! 48-46 Adesanya. Fight of the year!
WOW! Adesanya nearly out there. Gastelum should've just kept it standing instead of grappling. 2-2. Gastelum seems fresher tbh.
Well, Adesanya deffo can hurt Gastelum, even with punches - didn't think so. 2-1 Adesanya.
Have a feeling Adesanya are getting caught by Gastelum - i don't think Adesanya have the chin to take Gastelum's best punches, and i think...
I remember watching Rountree for the first time in TUF, and he lost by submission before getting a 2nd chance and then lost again in the final....
Deffo in a hurry it seems - next fight already walking to the octagon.
Grant shouldn't have won that fight btw. Didn't do **** in the 2nd or 3rd round despite running backwards for 10 straight minutes.
No interview for Grant either, weird - maybe theyre behind schedule.
Gone for a few minuted when the fight ended, so didn't watch post fight - but yeah, sounds weird. Maybe Krylov can't speak english, and they don't...
Krylov by rear naked choke in the 2nd. Ovince just completely gassed after four minutes of domination, lol.