An unforgettable weekend in the UFC left me speechless. Two new champs finishing both their fights, and a former champ making a statement. Now let me say that’s something to enjoy.
Lets start with The Answer. No I didn’t ask a question, I’m talking about Frankie Edgar. Edgar came in to The Ultimate Fighter Finale the underdog. But was able to knockout former contender Chad Mendes. Huge win for Frankie, his name will come up later.
Luke Rockhold was crowned new Middleweight Champ. An impressive showing from Luke. He looked a bit slow to start, but picked it right up when he knew he was a superior wrestler to Chris Weidman. Rockhold scored the TKO victory midway through the 4th round. I’ll say this too, the fight should have been stopped in the 3rd, Rockhold really did a number on Weidmans face.
The fight we all waited for finished in 13 seconds. The Notorious Conor McGregor did what he said he would do. He knocked Jose Aldo out, a counter left took down the champ. A convincing win for Conor. He came out and back up all the trash talk, even after being named the underdog. He did his job.
Now for McGregor, we heard the name Frankie Edgar as next in line. The rumor is that Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland is the dream location. McGregor-Edgar is hopefully the fight we get there.
For Rockhold, he immediately called out Vitor Belfort. He wants to avenge an earlier loss to Belfort. I’m a fan of this matchup, always have liked Belfort, but Rockhold should be able to get passed him. The other rumor is Yoel Romero. Romero and Jacare Souza put on an entertaining bout on Saturday, with Romero winning by decision. Interesting potential matchup.
Don’t worry, we get Dos Anjos-Cerrone 2 on Saturday. Best part is it’s free on FOX. That Dana White is a real crowd pleaser. Got to love it.