UFC 239 Results: Undefeated fighter destroyed in 5 seconds with a flying knee, Holly Holm gets finished, Jon Jones survives
- One of the best UFC events in a while!
#2. Luke Rockhold vs. Jan Blachowicz (Light Heavyweight)
Round 1: Luke Rockhold started with a high body kick from the get-go. The left kicks came in thick and fast from Rockhold, which pushed Jan back to the cage.
Rockhold clinched with Jan and attempted to get into a grappling match with the highly proficient Blachowicz. Rockhold tried to yank him down, but Jan stayed strong. Rockhold then got hold of Jan's neck and tried to take him down again.
Blachowicz got some good elbows in from the clinch and then landed a solid elbow before breaking up. Rockhold continued to fire off kicks though.
Jan attacked just when Rockhold switched stances. He even kept checking the kicks in from Rockhold. The high left kicks were a staple for Rockhold on the night.
Jan absolutely rocked Rockhold with a kick to the back of the head right at the sound of the bell.
Round 2: Rockhold began with an early front kick while coming in, however, Jan tagged him with a left. Blachowicz landed kicks of his own, crisp and accurate to the side of Rockhold.
The two men clinched again, with Blachowicz getting some good short punches and elbows in.
They two men broke up and Blachowicz connected with a picture-perfect left-hand strike right to the chin. Rockhold fell to the ground as Jan jumped in to apply the finishing touches. After absorbing all the trash talk, Blachowicz had the last laugh with a well-placed left hook.
Result: Jan Blachowicz def. Luke Rockhold via TKO (Left Hook and punches) (1:39, Round 2)
Rockhold began the fight with a decent game plan but diverted to clinching and grappling with Jan. It proved the contributing factor to Rockhold's downfall as he got tagged with a left hook on the break.
Now the question remains, what's next for Rockhold after losing his first fight at 205 lbs?
#3. Jorge Masvidal vs. Ben Askren (Welterweight)
Round 1: Bell. 1...2...3...4...5. Boom! Fastest knockout in UFC history!
Masvidal rushed in and stunned Askren with a monstrous knee right off the gate. Two hammer fists and that was all she wrote! Askren was just handed his first pro-MMA loss but the manner in which it happened was absolutely breathtaking.
Result: Jorge Masvidal def. Ben Askren via TKO
We'll just let the highlights do the talking.Published 07 Jul 2019, 11:14 IST