Alexander Volkov and Cory Sandhagen shut the door on two legends' title aspirations, Alistair Overeem and Frankie Edgar, at UFC Vegas 18 — see how the pros reacted.
Volkov left Overeem a bloody mess en route to a second-round TKO on Saturday. Sandhagen landed a heat-seeking flying knee that shut off Edgar in less than 30-seconds. Take a look below at how Ben Askren, Dominick Cruz, Gilbert Burns, Megan Anderson, Sean O'Malley and more reacted to the two finishes.
Alexander Volkov def. Alistair Overeem via TKO (2:06, R2)
Good jod Volkov you're now playing on the big men field. Be careful it's Slippery --#UFCVegas18— Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) February 7, 2021
It sucks watching legends get old!— Funky (@Benaskren) February 7, 2021
It’s a draw @ufc— Derrick Lewis (@Thebeast_ufc) February 7, 2021
Volkov made that look easy -- #UFCVegas18— Jordan Espinosa (@statechamp103) February 7, 2021
The co-main and main event weren't fun for me to watch, in my opinion. Cause I absolutely love both Overeem and Edgar.. legends in the game at the tail end of the career. Absolutely respect them both --— Adrian Yanez (@yanezmma) February 7, 2021
Cory Sandhagen def. Frankie Edgar via KO (0:28, R1)
Ouch— Sean O'Malley (@SugaSeanMMA) February 7, 2021
Someone got the memo.— Chael Sonnen (@ChaelSonnen) February 7, 2021
Wow— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) February 7, 2021
Give that man a title shot!!! Cory Sandhagen is the real deal -- #UFCVegas18— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) February 7, 2021
Oh man— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) February 7, 2021
Ooo the crowd would be going crazy right now— Eryk Anders (@erykanders) February 7, 2021
Fuck!!! wow shit --— JIMI MANUWA (@POSTERBOYJM) February 7, 2021
O M G WOW— Mallory Martin (@MalloryyMartin) February 7, 2021
Yoooooooooooo damn that was clean— Sodiq Yusuff (@Super_Sodiq) February 7, 2021
Wow what a knee by Sandhagen— Darren Elkins (@DarrenElkinsMMA) February 7, 2021
HOLY SHIT!! Cory Sandhagen...WOW!!— Eddie Wineland (@EddieWineland) February 7, 2021
Holy shit Frankie Edgar----— Arjan Singh Bhullar (@TheOneASB) February 7, 2021
Beautiful flying knee KO by Sandhagen, wow!— Herbert Burns (@HerbertBurnsMMA) February 7, 2021
Hope all is well with Edgar!#UFCVegas18
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