Unless you’re a super-geek MMA fan you probably didn’t recognise too many names on the UFC Fight Night card in Japan this last weekend.
Packed with local “talent” and headlined by ageing heavyweights Josh Barnett and Roy Nelson this probably wasn’t a card that kept you sober enough and a wake enough to watch live. Or remember that it was actually happening.
A good night’s sleep would have served you better on this occasion but the show did provide a few moments of excitement.
First up is the often frustrating Uriah Hall, who appeared to be choking in the first round of his high-profile match-up with former Strikeforce champion Gegard Mousasi.
Then he did this:
Just like with Dustin Poirier and Max Holloway, losing to Conor Mcgregor appears to have lit a fire under Diego Brandao. All three men have remained unbeaten in a combined total of eleven fights since being beaten by the Notorious.
It’s not the most high-profile of opponents but a KO win is a KO win for Brandao. And in less than thirty seconds no less.