In a battle of young and dangerous rising stars, Cody Garbrandt shined as he quickly dispatched of Thomas Almeida during their UFC main event. The Team Alpha Male product came in as an underdog and he swiftly proved everyone wrong, hurting Almeida on numerous occasions until he landed the knockout blow.
Watch the clip of the finish below, along with a snippet from our live blog.
— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) May 30, 2016
R1: Garbrandt opens with a Capoeira kick that Almeida dodges. Cross/hook combo glances for Garbrandt, then he goes airborne and misses a flying knee but lands a right after the wild barrage. Busy left hooks for Garbrandt anytime Almeida advances. Almeida lands a clean right hand. Garbrandt answers with a grazing one-two and a low kick, then a scorching one-two that rocks Almeida. Garbrandt pressures with more punches but only manages a glancing hook.
Garbrandt crouches low and sits down on more left hook and right cross combos, again tagging Almeida, but this time following up with a step-in right hook that crumples Almeida to the canvas.
Cody Garbrandt defeats Thomas Almeida by KO (punch) R1 2:53
About the author