Twitter reacts to UFC 221: Yoel Romero knocks out Luke Rockhold
Luke Rockhold was forced to eat his words up when former Olympian Yoel Romero notched up a brutal third round stoppage win against the former Middleweight Champion at UFC 221 earlier today. However, he did not win the interim middleweight title as he failed to make weight a night prior at the weigh-ins.
In the other big fight of the night, Curtis Blaydes extended his undefeated record by beating veteran Mark Hunt via unanimous decision. Here are the quick results in case you missed them:
Dong Hyun Kim def. Damian Brown via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Israel Adesanya def. Rob Wilkinson via second-round TKO (3:32)
Alexander Volkanovski def. Jeremy Kennedy via second-round TKO (4:57)
Jussier Formiga def. Ben Nguyen via submission (rear-naked choke) (R3, 1:43)
Ross Pearson def. Mizuto Hirota via unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Jose Quinonez def. Teruto Ishihara via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Luke Jumeau def. Daichi Abe via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 28-27)
Yoel Romero def. Luke Rockhold via third-round KO (1:48)
Curtis Blaydes def. Mark Hunt via unanimous decision
Tai Tuivasa def. Cyril Asker via first-round TKO (2:18)
Jake Matthews def. Li Jingliang via unanimous decision
Tyson Pedro def. Saparbek Safarov via submission (Kimura) (R1, 3:54)
Twitterati was buzzing in the aftermath of the event and we put together the best reactions from the interwebs. Enjoy!
Tai Tuivasa made the news when he incredibly chugged a beer off the shows of a fan in attendance:
Cutis Blaydes, despite grounding and pounding his way to a big win against Hunt, was subjected to harsh criticism from the fights, who were put off by his boring style of fighting:
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