Aljamain Sterling, Cody Garbrandt, Sean O'Malley Get Crazy UFC 250 Finishes As Bantamweights Shine

The face of the Bantamweight division has changed now that Henry Cejudo has retired. UFC 250 saw two major fights help shape the division.

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What should have been the co-main event should have also been a fight for the vacant Bantamweight Championship pitted #2 Aljamain Sterling vs. #4 Cory Sandhagen. Sterling immediately took the fight to the ground and applied a body triangle and a rear naked choke to put Sandhagen out. This likely earned Sterling a title fight against the winner of the Jose Aldo vs. Petr Yan fight that was booked for some weird reason.

In a true "one of em' has to win!" fight, #9 Cody Garbrandt looked to pick up his first win since 2016 against perennial contender, #5 Raphael Assuncao. The age of Assuncao showed, as he fell behind in the fight, and was knocked out at the horn at the end of the second round.

While not a major fight within the division, the event also saw a former title challenger in Eddie Wineland take on the surging "Sugar" Sean O'Malley, which saw O'Malley brutalize Wineland with a walk off KO. Meanwhile on the prelims, veteran Alex Caceres knocked off up-and-comer Chase Hooper via unanimous decision.

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