After a rare weekend off the UFC returned with Fight Night 74 on Sunday night in Saskatoon, Canada with a card packed full of Canuck battlers, topped by a head-to-head between rising stars Max Holloway and Charles Oliveira.
The main event provided an unsatisfactory conclusion as Oliveira picked up an as of yet unknown shoulder injury which forced him to quit 1:39 in to the first round. Holloway stretches his post-McGregor streak to seven straight wins, six of them coming inside the distance. The young Hawaiian now finds himself in title contention and is calling for a match-up with Frankie Edgar, with a win in that fight highly likely to set him up for a match-up with the winner of Conor McGregor v Jose Aldo at UFC 194 in December.
Back to last night’s action. Seeing as it’s Monday you’re probably gripped with a deep visceral desire to punch your boss or a colleague. This is the normal reaction. In an effort to help you avoid getting fired or, even worse, getting your ass kicked by your dumpy, middle-aged manager who never mentioned he was a kick-boxer in his youth we bring you two fine knockouts to satiate your lust for violence.
First up UFC stalwart Patrick Côté made it four from five since his move to welterweight with this third round KO of Josh Burkman, who has yet to taste victory in his three fights since returning to the organisation. Is this the last we’ll see of the gutsy but limited Burkman?
Frankie Perez marked his first and possibly only appearance in the UFC with this 54 second stoppage of Sam Stout. In a shock move the 26-year old Perez retired immediately after the win. Sam Stout may not have a say in his departure from the UFC after a third straight KO loss.