Trevin Jones scored an incredible comeback finish after giving up a probable 10-8 round to Timur Valiev in the opening bout of UFC Fight Night: Munhoz vs. Edgar.
Talk about a comeback! Jones was crushed to the body and all but finished in the opening stanza of his fight with Valiev on Saturday. Valiev landed a thudding body punch that had Jones keeled over. Jones absorbed punches, elbow, knees and kicks to the head in an effort to protect his body as it recovered. The debutant rallied late in the round and scored a takedown to survive. The whirlwind of strikes by Taliev arguably earned him a 10-8 in the first.
Jones came to life in the second, landing a big check hook that floored Taliev. Jones followed his opponent to the ground and landed additional strikes. The stoppage was arguably a little early but it was an impressive come-from-behind effort by Jones. The winner was more than a four-to-one underdog according to some betting sites.
The gutsy performance earned him praise from his colleagues, including UFC featherweight champion Alex Volkanovski.
Wow...Now that’s a crazy comeback!! #UFCVegas7— Alex Volkanovski (@alexvolkanovski) August 22, 2020
WHAT?!?! That is UNREAL!! I think Jones heard me saying, “THROW SOMETHING!!” From the back room. What a comeback! Fight game is crazy y’all! #UFCVegas7— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) August 22, 2020
Talk about a comeback! Amazing !! 5 Star finish!! #UFCVegas7— BRYAN BARBERENA (@bryan_barberena) August 22, 2020
What’s a crazy upset! #UFCFightNight— Cody Stamann (@CodyStamann) August 22, 2020
Helllll yea what a comeback! #UFCVegas— Bryce Mitchell (@ThugnastyMMA) August 22, 2020
What an upset!! #ufcvegas— Niko Price (@Nikohybridprice) August 22, 2020
Holy Moly!!!!! Jones with a comeback KO. Freakin amazing! Crazy -- #UFCVegas7— Tatiana Suarez (@tatianaufc) August 22, 2020
Huge upset I liked seeing that good shit Jones #ufc— Anthony Rocco Martin (@TonyRoccoMartin) August 22, 2020
Wow this sport is nuts— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) August 22, 2020
UFC Fight Night: Munhoz vs. Edgar takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, August 22. A bantamweight battle between Pedro Munhoz and Frankie Edgar serves as headliner. Stay with Fightful for all your fight night coverage.