That’s going to sting! Cody Garbrandt showed how it’s done by brutally finishing off Thomas Almeida with a flurry of punches at UFC Fight Night 88 in Las Vegas. Click here to see the right hook that floored his opponent.
Ouch! We bet Thomas Almeida, 24, isn’t feeling too clever right now! He was handed an almighty battering by Cody Garbrandt, 24, at UFC Fight Night 88 in Las Vegas on May 29 in a thrilling bantamweight clash between two previously unbeaten opponents.
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Cody, who now goes to 9-0, showed he has a mean right hook when he brutally landed a killer punch on Thomas’ jaw at 2:53 of the first round, knocking him spark to the ground. Oof! Looking at the punch in slow-motion just makes you wince. Thomas’ head shook faster than a dog with a wet coat!
The fight, which was in the 135-pound division, was the headline event for UFC Fight Night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center and it wasn’t a disappointment at all. Far from it! It was a battle between two big prospects in the sport, with both excelling in UFC so far.
But as is with all these things, something had to give. And it was Thomas’ legs as he took a solid right to the kisser. Talk of a rematch is already being suggested, with these two set to dominate in this weight division in the future.
After the fight, Cody was certainly full of confidence and already has Dominick Cruz in his sights. “I’m the hardest hitter in the division,” Cody said. “I’ll knock anyone out in my division — [champion] Dominick Cruz, whoever.”
Personally, we’d love to see these two dance in the Octagon again, because this was a fight we absolutely loved watching. With a bit more experience under both their belts, round 2 could be very interesting!
HollywoodLifers, what did you think Cody’s brutal right hook? Can Thomas come back for this? Tell us what you think below!