Fighters React To Derek Brunson's Knockout Victory Over Lyoto Machida, Highlight Of The KO

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Derek Brunson makes some noise with his knockout of Lyoto Machida. 

Last night at UFC Fight Night 119, Derek Brunson handed Lyoto Machida his third loss in a row. Machida was returning after a controversial suspension for a USADA violation. He had not fought since June of 2015, and many questions surrounded how he'd perform. Since Machida's last fight, Brunson had fought six times and won four of those bouts. Brunson went into the fight as a betting-odds favorite despite Machida being a former UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion. 

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In the first round of their fight, Brunson landed a right hook and followed it up with right hands on the ground. The referee stopped the fight and Brunson won via knockout.

Twitter was filled with reactions to the quick victory from other fighters. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another Strikeforce alumnus also tweeted his congratulations. 

Fightful MMA provided live coverage for the event. The event will also be reviewed on the Holy Smokes podcast. 

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