UFC Brooklyn in Tweets
Henry Cejudo was fighting for the whole of the Flyweight Division on Saturday night. Cejudo made sure everyone was talking about the 125-pound division for a while at least. He faced off against the Bantamweight Champion TJ Dillashaw. Dillashaw was denied ‘ Champ Champ’ status as Cejudo destroyed TJ in just 32 seconds.
Opening up the main card for the UFC’s first event on ESPN+, Glover Teixeira overcame early adversity to submit Karl Roberson who accepted the fight on just 9 days notice. Paige VanZant made a triumphant return to the octagon after just over a year out. She squared off against TUF veteran Rachael Ostovich. VanZant submitted Ostovich in Round 2. Next up was Joseph Benavidez who rematched Dustin Ortiz at Flyweight. They fought in 2014 with the former coming away with a victory. Once again experience prevailed as Benavidez beat Ortiz via Unanimous Decision.
After a 3-1 stint at Welterweight, Yancy Medeiros came back down to Lightweight. Waiting for him was Gregor Gillespie, who himself had gone 5-0 in the UFC. Gillespie made short work of the Hawaiian Medeiros and came away with a TKO victory with a second to spare in Round 2. In the Co-Main Event, Allen Crowder welcomed Greg Hardy to the UFC. Hardy, the ex-NFL player had a debut to forget for the controversial Hardy with him getting disqualified for an illegal knee on the grounded Crowder. He couldn’t continue and referee DQ’d the debutant.
Check out some of their fellow pro’s reactions below on a historic night in Brooklyn.
Henry Cejudo v TJ Dillashaw
Unlucky T.J on your attempt at Champ Champ™️ status.
Respect for your weight cut. I have been there and it is not easy.
Unlucky Henry on your attempt at fastest K.O in a UFC title fight.
I have been there, and I still am.
Congrats on the win.
The O.G Champ Champ.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 20, 2019
— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) January 20, 2019
Allen Crowder v Greg Hardy
What do you except when you put that level of inexperience in that high level of a fight? Sad but true #UFCBROOKLYN
— Zak Cummings (@ZakCummings) January 20, 2019
Gregor Gillespie v Yancy Medeiros
— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) January 20, 2019
Joseph Benavidez v Dustin Ortiz
I love the flyweights! I hope they keep the division!
— Matt Brown (@IamTheImmortal) January 20, 2019
Paige VanZant v Rachael Ostovich
— Julian marquez (@JMarquezMMA) January 20, 2019
Glover Teixeira v Karl Roberson
What a recovery and finish by Glover! #UFConESPN
— Stephen Thompson (@WonderboyMMA) January 20, 2019
Official Main Card Results:
Henry Cejduo def TJ Dillashaw via TKO (punches) Round 1- 0:32
Allen Crowder def Greg Hardy via DQ (illegal Knee) Round 2- 2:28
Gregor Gillespie def Yancy Medeiros via TKO (punches) Round 2- 4:59
Joseph Benavidez def Dustin Ortiz via Unanimous Decision
Paige VanZant def Rachael Ostovich via Submission (armbar) Round 2- 1:50
Glover Teixeira def Karl Roberson via Submission (arm triangle choke) Round 1- 3:21
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