Kamaru Usman knocked Jorge Masvidal out within the second spherical to actually stake his declare for one of many all-time nice UFC welterweight champions.
Masvidal took the battle on six days discover at UFC 251 and went the gap, however this time round with each males having fun with full battle camps, Usman devastated Masvidal.
On condition that the Nigerian Nightmare is famend for his wrestling, however now he has two sensational knockouts in a row and he’s changing into the entire fighter.
Usman opened up the battle with a few implausible proper hooks, however Masvidal appeared to take pleasure in them, nearly. Road Jesus was trying for lots of leg kicks – surprisingly after what we’d seen on this UFC 261 card – but it surely wasn’t too lengthy earlier than Usman landed his first takedown.
Masvidal fought his manner again to his toes nicely however needed to eat a few large straights from Usman after doing so. Equally to how Masvidal knocked out Darren Until, he hit a operating combo on Usman that completed with a rising knee and it visibly rocked the champion.
Spherical two began with Masvidal going again to leg kicks and Usman flashed him with a proper hook. Masvidal smiled, however then Usman landed an enormous overhand proper that put Masvidal out chilly.
Masvidal was asking his nook “what occurred” in keeping with Joe Rogan. The hit that that sudden and the hammerfists that adopted closed the deal.
After the battle, Masvidal and Usman embraced and the pair may very well be heard saying “respect”. Nobody has ever knocked Usman out earlier than, however Usman turned the primary and did it emphatically at that.
Usman is now solely two wins behind Anderson Silva’s file for longest win streak in UFC. He mentioned after the battle he’s the perfect pound-for-pound fighter on the earth proper now and that’s exhausting to disclaim given his observe file.
Masvidal says it damage to get knocked out for the primary time in 50 fights, however Usman beat him truthful and sq..