UFC’s Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington involved in restaurant fight in Miami

The bad blood is far from over after UFC 272. Earlier this month, Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal had their opportunity to settle the score inside the octagon after years of trash talking and bad blood.

The fight went how most expected as Covington used his superior grappling and cardio to break down Masvidal. After the fight was over, there was still clearly animosity between the two men.

Almost every day since the fight ended at UFC 272, Colby Covington has been posting images of the fight on his Instagram. Jorge Masvidal has mostly remained quiet outside of interviews where he expressed his frustration in his lack of wrestling from the fight.

Last night, Covington was out in Miami with the Nelk Boys and social media star Bob Menery. The former interim UFC champion who has dubbed himself “The King of Miami” was at Papi Steak in Miami beach. Per reports, as Covington was leaving, Masvidal and an entourage showed up.

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The Nelk Boys had posted the location earlier in the evening and Masvidal’s manager got word of where Covington was at. He relayed that information to Masvidal who then showed up to the restaurant.

Per reports, Masvidal jumped Covington and started throwing punches. The two men were quickly separated and the cops were called. Covington can be seen surrounded by cops while talking to people in the TMZ footage here.

This of course is not the first time that Masvidal has been involved in a situation outside the UFC octagon. We of course all remember the “Three-Piece and a Soda” combination that he landed on Leon Edwards back stage a few years ago.

That being said, I don’t think there’s any negative implications from the UFC’s side of things. I’m torn on this situation. As a father, I get where Jorge is coming from in wanting to exact some revenge for the comments that were made.

On the flip side, they literally just fought on a regulated platform and the reality is that Covington dominated the fight. If Masvidal would’ve won, there would have been no need to try and jump Covington but it resulted in that because of the UFC 272 outcome.

After successful welterweight debut at UFC 272, what’s next for Kevin Holland?

Kevin Holland

This past weekend on the main card of UFC 272 we saw the welterweight debut of Kevin Holland (22-7, 1 NC). Holland took on the very tough veteran Alex Oliveira (22-12-1, 2 NC) in his 170 pound debut.

Back in 2020, Kevin Holland was one of the UFC’s Fighters of the Year. He went a perfect 5-0 and that stretch launched him into stardom. Between his personality and his ability to handle business inside the cage, Holland looked destined for superstardom.

However, he ran into a tough stretch in 2021. The UFC gave him a headliner against Derek Brunson which could have led to a title shot. However, his wrestling wasn’t up to speed and he lost a lopsided decision. That scenario repeated itself in a main event against Marvin Vettori.

After a No Contest against Kyle Daukaus, Holland decided to drop to welterweight. He was always a very small middleweight and the UFC’s welterweight division seems more like a natural home. He was a big favorite against Alex Oliveira at UFC 272.

However, Cowboy was very game and actually had moments where he hurt Holland in the first round. Almost got himself a submission as well. But, Holland really turned things around in the second round when he rocked and stopped Oliveira to pick up the big TKO win.

What’s next after UFC 272?

After his successful debut, I think Holland needs to get right back after it. Knowing Holland, the UFC is likely going to book him a fight sooner than later given the fact that he loves to stay active.

I don’t think he’s going to get a ranked opponent next, but the opponent I have in mind would be perfect. After this win, I think the UFC should pair him up with the entertaining Daniel Rodriguez (16-2).

Outside of a controversial decision loss, Rodriguez has nearly been perfect in the UFC. He’s riding a three-fight winning streak and would bring an entertaining fight to Holland. Pair these two up on the main card of a PPV and you have the perfect ingredients for a banger and fight of the night.

After dominant win at UFC 272, what’s next for Bryce Mitchell?

Bryce Mitchell

This past weekend at UFC 272, top featherweights went to battle as “Thug Nasty” Bryce Mitchell (15-0) took on Edson Barboza (22-11). This was the first true test for Mitchell to see where he stacks up compared to top contenders at 145 pounds.

One thing I said that would be key at UFC 272 would be leg kicks from Barboza. Well, as soon as the fight started, Barboza started unleashing vicious kicks to the legs. That part was playing out exactly how I thought it would.

However, what I didn’t see happening was what happened next. With a blitzing combination, Mitchell dropped the elite striker in Barboza. Once he was on top, he really never let Barboza up and you could see Barboza’s confidence just drain.

For the rest of the fight, Mitchell continued to use his superior grappling and Barboza couldn’t get him off of him. Every round at UFC 272 featured Mitchell getting Barboza to the ground and just beating him up. In the end, it was a lopsided decision win for Thug Nasty.

What’s next after UFC 272?

Now that Mitchell has a win like this under his belt, there’s no denying the fact that he’s at true contender in the featherweight division. In fact, in the latest UFC rankings that just came out, Mitchell is ranked ninth.

So, what should be next for Thug Nasty? Well, I think a great fight for him would be taking on the man that is directly in front of him in Giga Chikadze (14-3). Chikadze is coming off of his first loss in the UFC to Calvin Kattar.

Had Chikadze won that fight, many thought he would be getting a title shot. However, the loss set him back and it’s still to be determined what would be next. I would be in complete favor of pairing these two up in another striker versus grappler matchup.

Another potential next matchup for Mitchell could come from this weekend’s UFC Vegas 50 main card. Sodiq Yusuff and Alex Caceres will be battling it out. Whoever wins that fight will be right behind Mitchell in the rankings. That could be another fight that makes a lot of sense.

Is the Greg Hardy experiment over after his lopsided UFC 272 loss?

This past weekend heavyweights kicked off the main card of UFC 272. Former All-Pro NFL player Greg Hardy (7-5, 1 NC) was back as he was taking on the very tough and durable Sergey Spivak (14-3).

For Hardy, it was the final fight of his current UFC contract. Thus far in his career with the promotion, Greg Hardy has done well in terms of his base pay compared to other fighters with his experience.

Obviously, he got a decent contract considering his name and history with the NFL. Starting with his first official UFC fight, he was making at least $75,000 to show for every single one of his fights.

In fact, his pay actually increased by small amounts in every fight that he had. Early on, it looked like Hardy would be successful in the UFC. Just a few fights ago, he was 7-2 and had gone the distance in a fight with UFC heavyweight contender Alexander Volkov.

However, he had lost two in a row leading up to UFC 272 and things didn’t go well for him Saturday night. Sergey Spivak dominated Hardy and was able to get him to the ground early. Once there, Hardy had no answered and Spivak stopped him in the first round.

Is the UFC experiment over?

In reality, Greg Hardy had a decent run with the UFC. He got to compete against some top contenders and had some very solid moments. However, the performance at this point just doesn’t justify the payment.

As mentioned, Hardy completed his contract and ends things on a three-fight losing streak. Will the UFC decide to bring him back? I would say at the current price or current contract, there’s no way that Hardy is coming back.

If he’s willing to take a pay cut, I could see a scenario where they’d bring him back. However, given his stature, it’s hard for me to see that. I think he will still keep fighting and ultimately he will end up with either PFL or Bellator. However, I think his UFC days are over after Saturday night.

After dominant win at UFC 272, what’s next for Colby Covington?

This past weekend in the main event of UFC 272 we saw a highly anticipated grudge match between two of the best welterweights in the world. Former best friends Colby Covington (17-3) and Jorge Masvidal (35-16) went to battle to settle their personal beef.

Going into UFC 272, the path to victory for both men was clear. Covington needed to use his pace and wrestling to break down Masvidal while Masvidal needed to keep things standing at range to hurt Covington.

In the first round, Masvidal immediately targeted the legs of Covington trying to slow down his pace. However, they really didn’t have any impact. All night long, Covington was able to pressure Masvidal up against the fence and get ahold of him.

Even when they were striking, Covington get the better of things most of the time due to volume. Now, Masvidal did drop Covington in the fourth round with a big right hand, but he couldn’t follow up.

Ultimately, it was a very one-sided fight at UFC 272. Colby Covington was too much for Masvidal and won a lopsided decision while proving once again that he’s clearly the second best welterweight on the roster.

What’s next after UFC 272?

Immediately after the main event concluded, Covington made it clear who he wanted next. Covington said that he wanted to fight another former teammate in former interim UFC lightweight champion Dustin Poirier.

Like with Masvidal, Covington has serious personal beef with Dustin Poirier. Poirier has teased that he wants to move up to welterweight and Covington has made it clear that he wants to fight him. However, Poirier has said already that he’s not interested in that fight.

If he was, I would be all for the UFC making that fight happen. In terms of fights that make sense for the division, I would point to a couple of upcoming welterweight fights. There are matchups between Vicente Luque – Belal Muhammad and Khamzat Chimaev – Gilbert Burns.

Covington hasn’t fought any of those four men. One of those winners would make for a perfect opponent that would get Covington in a good spot to once agains challenge for the UFC welterweight title.

What’s next for Rafael Dos Anjos after dominant win at UFC 272?

This past weekend in the co-main event of UFC 272, former lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos (31-13) returned to the octagon. In his return, the former champion took on the very tough and durable Renato Moicano (16-5-1).

Now, originally, this was not the fight for RDA at UFC 272. The former champion was set to take on Rafael Fiziev (11-1) in the co-main event. Well, actually, the two were supposed to headline a UFC Fight Night, but Fiziev struggled getting a visa to get to the US.

Then, after obtaining his visa, Fiziev came down with Covid and the fight was cancelled. The UFC tried to make RDA and Islam Makhachev happen, but the Makhachev camp turned down the fight. That’s when they landed on Renato Moicano.

Moicano had flown back to Brazil, but turned right around and came back for UFC 272. He cut a ton of weight on a couple of days notice to get a co-main event slot against RDA. Well, it wasn’t a cinderella story for Moicano.

Dos Anjos completely dominated the fight from the very beginning. It got to the point where many were calling for the fight to be stopped after four rounds, but Moicano hung in there. In fact, Moicano came on strong in the fifth, but it was still a dominant win for Dos Anjos at UFC 272.

What’s next after UFC 272?

I would like to see the former UFC lightweight champion get back in the octagon as soon as possible. The most obvious choice would be going ahead and rebooking the fight between RDA and Fiziev.

Personally, I think this is the path the promotion will likely go in. However, there are some additional options that RDA has expressed interest in. The UFC is working towards rebooking Islam Makhachev against Beneil Dariush. However, if there are any slip ups with Dariush, I think RDA should get that fight.

Dos Anjos has also expressed interest in fighting Conor McGregor. McGregor is targeting a UFC return in the summer and that would line up perfectly with RDA. These two were originally supposed to fight back at UFC 196, but an RDA injury nixed the fight and it was never remade.

One of those three should be next for RDA. He’s confident he’s got one more run in him back to the UFC lightweight title, but he needs a test from a top contender. Any of those three would provide that.

Colby Covington controls and dominates Jorge Masvidal at UFC 272

UFC, Colby Covington

Tonight in the main event of UFC 272, we saw one of the biggest grudge matches in the promotion’s history. Former best friends turned bitter rivals battled it out as Jorge Masvidal (35-15) took on Colby Covington (16-3).

Both of these men have a deep past together and they both are two of the best welterweights in the UFC. These two used to corner each other for every fight and they used to be roommates. Colby Covington said the two men were like brothers.

However, that friendship has since soured and now we will see the culmination at UFC 272. Jorge Masvidal is fighting for the first time since last April when he was knocked out by Kamaru Usman. It was Masvidal’s second straight loss to Usman.

Covington is in a similar position. The last time we saw Covington was at UFC 268 when he lost a close decision to Usman. Like Masvidal, this was Covington’s second loss to the current welterweight champion.

This fight means so much to both men not just from a personal standpoint, but from a divisional standpoint. A lot was riding on this fight at UFC 272.

UFC 272 Recap

Round 1

Of course there was no touch of the gloves to start the UFC 272 main event. Masvidal runs at Covington and goes for a jumping kick but doesn’t come close to landing. Covington circling around the outside and Masvidal lands a nice low kick. Wild left from Covington misses and a brutal leg kick lands for Masvidal.

Extended combination from Covington and Masvidal complains of an eye poke. Covington tries to secure a takedown attempt but Masvidal defends well. Covington gets him to the ground, but Masvidal bounces right back to his feet. Covington heavy on the pressure and he drags Masvidal right back down.

Again, Masvidal bounces up and again, he’s dragged back down. Covington gets the back of Masvidal and he’s looking for a rear naked choke. Masvidal defends well but Covington is still on his back here. Heavy top pressure from Covington here.

Covington continues to look for a rear naked choke, but Masvidal is remaining calm and composed here. Little shots landing for Covington but he’s mainly looking to control here and open up the submission. The mount is there for Covington if he wants it.

Mount for Covington and he’s looking to posture up. Masvidal spins and gives up his back, but he’s able to get back to his feet. Nice elbows from Covington, but Masvidal gets the break and they’re striking. Big right hand lands for Masvidal and a body kick. The round ends and it’s 1-0 Covington at UFC 272.

Round 2

Entering the second at UFC 272 and it goes without saying that Masvidal needs to keep this fight standing and keep it at distance. Covington takes the center to start the second and he goes for a head kick. Oblique kick from Masvidal and now Masvidal goes on the attack. Big low kick from Gamebred.

Another low kick from Masvidal and a lunging left hook lands for Covington. Big body kick lands for Masvidal and his kicks are definitely doing damage here. Nice 1-2 lands for Covington and he chains it into a takedown attempt. Good elbows from Masvidal but Covington has a good body lock.

Covington drops down as he’s trying to secure the legs and then he pops up and lands an elbow. A low shot lands for Covington and that causes Herb Dean to break the two men up. Back at it and a really nice lead right hook lands for Covington. Covington landing nicely here and he tries to get a clinch.

Both men swinging big here halfway through the round. Nice right hand lands for Masvidal. 1-2 lands for Covington and then he slips trying for a kick. Masvidal gets top position, but Covington immediately reverses the position and gets the back of Masvidal.

Masvidal bounces right back up and they’re back to striking. Heavy pressure from Covington and he’s really touching up Masvidal here. More good shots from Covington. Big counter combination from Masvidal. Low kick from Masvidal but Covington lands another big combination. Two rounds in at UFC 272 and it could be even.

Round 3

Entering the third at UFC 272 and this fight is very competitive. Covington immediately runs to the center to start the third, but he eats a kick from Masvidal. Big pressure from Covington and he tries chaining a combination into a takedown attempt. However, Masvidal defends well.

More shots from Covington and he tries for another takedown and he’s able to get it. Covington settles into the guard of Masvidal and he starts working elbows. Body shots landing from Covington and he lands three straight nasty elbows.

Big shots landing from Colby Covington here who is really turning things up from the top. More big elbows from Covington and Masvidal is doing little to defend here. No danger of a stoppage yet, but Covington is doing some serious work in the third round.

Covington postures up and he punches to the body then goes up top with an elbow. Masvidal tries to hip escape but Covington ends up in side control. A few more good shots land for Covington and then Masvidal gets things back to half guard.

Masvidal again tries to get up but he gives up his back again. Covington goes for the choke again, but Masvidal explodes out of it. Masvidal briefly gets top position but Covington almost immediately gets top position. Masvidal gets back to his feet and lands two good shots before the round ends. After three, Colby Covington has pulled ahead at UFC 272.

Round 4

Colby Covington appears to be in the driver’s seat as we enter the fourth round at UFC 272. Immediate pressure again from Covington and he lands a nice left straight. Body kick from Masvidal and he doubles it up. Leg kick lands from Masvidal. Bad shot attempt from Covington and Masvidal shrugs him off.

Immediate pressure from Covington and he lands a nice combination. He chains that directly into a clinch along the fence. Big takedown attempt from Covington but again, Masvidal defends. Covington immediately lands a couple of shots and tries for another takedown attempt. The pressure is intense from Covington.

Big uppercut from Covington and a right hand follows it. Immediately into another takedown attempt along the fence. Masvidal is defending but he’s really looking tired here in the fourth round. The pace Covington is putting on is really tough on Masvidal.

Halfway through the round and they separate. Another good combination from Covington and Masvidal looks hurt. Covington unloading on Masvidal against the fence and then he goes for a takedown. Again, Masvidal defends and they are back to striking.

Huge right hand from Masvidal and down goes Covington. Covington smiles, but he’s hurt. Another big shot from Masvidal, but Covington is staying in the pocket with Masvidal. Covington now answering with big shots of his own.

Masvidal looks tired, but he’s still got plenty of pop. The round comes to a close and that’s a tough one to score at UFC 272.

Round 5

Entering the final round at UFC 272 and conventional wisdom would say that Masvidal needs a finish here. Covington immediately pushes across to start the fifth round. Two really big left hands from Covington and he immediately gets deep on a takedown attempt.

Covington secures the takedown. Masvidal tries to use the fence, but again, Covington gets to his back. Covington looking for the choke, but Masvidal is defending well by keeping his chin tucked. Masvidal spins and gets back to his feet but Covington still has a body lock.

Knees to the thighs from Covington and he drags Masvidal back to the ground. Again, Masvidal bounces back to his feet, but Covington is like a wet blanket here. Masvidal is exhausted, but there’s no quit in him here. Masvidal gets back to his feet, but Covington still on the back and he drags Gamebred right back down.

Little shots raining down from Covington. Masvidal spins and tries to use a leg to get back to his feet. However, Covington again reverses and gets the dominant position. There is just a massive difference between these two men on the ground.

Mount from Colby Covington and he’s really going for the finish here in the final minute. Big shots from Covington and he rides out the fight from the top and he’s going to get a decision win here.

Colby Covington def. Jorge Masvidal by Unanimous Decision (49-46, 50-44, 50-45)

Bryce Mitchell dominates Edson Barboza at UFC 272

Bryce Mitchell

On the main card of UFC 272, we saw a big time showdown in the featherweight division. Undefeated top prospect Bryce “Thug Nasty” Mitchell (14-0) took on one of the more devastating strikers in the division in Edson Barboza (22-10).

For years, Edson Barboza terrified the UFC’s lightweight division with his blistering fast striking. After things had stalled out for him at 155 pounds, Barboza decided to try his luck in the UFC’s featherweight division.

Thus far, he’s gone 2-2 and he had a tough test in front of him in Bryce Mitchell. Injuries kept Bryce Mitchell out of action for 2021, but he returned tonight and he was ready to pick right back up where he left off in 2020. After a stint on the Ultimate Fighter, Mitchell made his UFC debut back in 2018.

Counting that fight, Mitchell has gone 5-0 in the UFC. In his last fight, he took on the tough Andre Fili. That was a step up at the time and he passed with flying colors. Now, he’s getting another big test at UFC 272 and we will have to see how he does.

UFC 272 Recap

Round 1

The UFC 272 featherweight contest kicked off with Mitchell taking the center and he opens with a kick. However, he misses and then eats a brutal leg kick from Barboza. Another powerful low kick from Barboza and Mitchell is upping the pressure here trying to time a takedown.

Side kick to the body lands for Mitchell, but then he eats a kick from Barboza. More pressure here from Mitchell but he keeps eating clean shots from Barboza. Out of no where, Mitchell lands a big combination and he drops Barboza. Mitchell immediately grabs ahold of Barboza.

Barboza pops up to his feet but Mitchell maintains the body lock. Big takedown from Thug Nasty and he settles into Barboza’s guard. Big elbow from Mitchell lands and then he triples it up. Barboza is trying to create space, but Mitchell is heavy in the guard here.

Another brutal elbow slices through and connects on Barboza. Tremendous ground and pound here from Thug Nasty. Mitchell postures up briefly and lands a couple of nice shots before settling back into the guard. Barboza gets his legs on the hips of Mitchell and he explodes up to his feet.

Nice body shot lands for Barboza and he lands a spinning back kick to the body. Right straight from Barboza backs up Mitchell. Nice end of the round for Barboza, but it’s Mitchell’s round at UFC 272.

Round 2

Entering the second at UFC 272 and it’s 1-0 Mitchell, but I liked what I saw at the end from Barboza. Mitchell takes the center to start the second round and immediately eats a big leg kick from Barboza. Barboza throws a couple of additional kicks but Mitchell is able to catch a kick and he takes Barboza down.

Mitchell settles into Barboza’s guard and he immediately starts working the elbows. A brutal elbow lands and a big cut gets opened on Barboza. Barboza scoots back towards the fence, but Mitchell is very heavy in the guard here. More big elbows land for Barboza.

Barboza is looking tired and hurt here with two minutes left in the round. He’s trying to create space and he briefly gets up to his feet. However, Mitchell gets to his back and drags him right back down to the ground. Barboza rolls to his back but Mitchell advances.

Three quarter mount here for Thug Nasty who is all over Barboza here. Big right hands land for Mitchell and Barboza is getting beat up here. Mitchell is heavy in half guard here and Barboza tries to explode up. However, Mitchell isn’t letting him up. The round comes to a close and it was a dominant second round for Thug Nasty at UFC 272.

Round 3

Entering the final round at UFC 272 and Barboza is going to need a finish here. Barboza comes right to the center and throws a big body shot. Nice left hook lands for Barboza and he’s definitely fighting with urgency here in the final round so far.

Side kick to the body from Mitchell. Barboza advances and Mitchell times it perfectly. Mitchell gets a beautiful double leg and he gets Barboza to the ground. This is a tremendous showing for Thug Nasty. Mitchell settles into half guard and he lands a couple of nice shots.

Barboza tries to get his legs on the hips of Mitchell, but Mitchell is doing a good job of controlling here. Halfway through the round and Barboza throws up a triangle choke. Mitchell picks up Barboza and he’s able to shake him off. He settles back into Barboza’s guard and throws an elbow.

Barboza looks completely dejected here on the bottom. He rolls and tries do go for another submission, however, Mitchell just rides the position and ends up in a more dominant spot. Big shots coming down from Mitchell and he ends up in mount.

Massive elbows from Mitchell and we are in the final ten seconds. The fight comes to a close and Thug Nasty was completely dominant at UFC 272.

Bryce Mitchell def. Edson Barboza by Unanimous Decision (30-25, 30-27, 30-26)

Kevin Holland stops a very game Alex Oliveira in the second at UFC 272

Kevin Holland

On the main card of UFC 272, we saw the welterweight debut of one of the fighters of the year from 2020. Former middleweight contender Kevin Holland (21-7, 1 NC) was dropping down to 170 to take on “Cowboy Alex Oliveira (22-11-1, 2 NC).

You almost couldn’t draw up a better year than Kevin Holland had in 2020 in the UFC. After losing to Brendan Allen in 2019, Holland went on a sensational run where he won five fights in 2020 with four knockouts.

However, after going winless in his last three fights, Holland needed a change of scenery. He decided that he wanted to drop to his natural weight class of 170 pounds and there was a cowboy waiting for him.

Alex Oliveira has been in there with a who’s who of the welterweight division. From Gilbert Burns to Donald Cerrone to Carlos Condit. Oliveira is battle tested and he needed a win badly at UFC 272. He came into tonight riding a three-fight losing streak.

UFC 272 Recap

Round 1

The UFC 272 welterweight contest kicks off with a touch of the gloves. Holland immediately opens with a couple of high kick attempts that miss. Nice low kick lands for Cowboy Oliveira. Holland rushes in and eats a counter from Cowboy. Low kick lands from Holland.

Holland goes for another low kick but Cowboy catches it and throws a combination. Lead left hand lands for Holland and Holland steps forward with a right hand behind it. Holland is reaching a bit here in the first couple of minutes. Big 1-2 lands for Oliveira and Oliveira lands a leg kick behind it.

However, Holland catches and tries to lock up a leg lock. However, Oliveira spins out of it. Huge shot from Holland wobbles Oliveira briefly and Holland pushes forward. Immediately, Oliveira rocks Holland back and both men are hurt here. They both back away to get their feet back under them.

Incredible action here in the first at UFC 272. Low kick from Holland as he circles on the outside. Oliveira spins Holland around with a leg kick of his own. Oblique kicks from Kevin Holland. Big low kick from Holland and Oliveira looked a little hurt by that kick.

Another big calf kick from Holland but Oliveira lands two big kicks of his own. Oliveira lands a takedown and gets Holland’s back in the final seconds. Big opening round for Oliveira at UFC 272.

Round 2

Entering the second at UFC 272 and Holland needs to be more technical and that is what his corner was calling for in between rounds. They touch gloves to start the second and here we go. Nice combination from Oliveira lands, but Holland lands a big right straight to push Oliveira back.

Oliveira is dropped by Holland and Holland is all over him here. Holland isn’t letting him recover and the referee steps in to stop the action. Big TKO win for Kevin Holland in his welterweight debut.

Kevin Holland def. Alex Oliveira by TKO – Round 2

Sergey Spivak stops Greg Hardy in the first at UFC 272

On the main card of UFC 272, we saw a clash of styles in a big time heavyweight matchup. Former NFL star Greg Hardy (7-4, 1 NC) returned to the octagon as he took on the veteran grappler, Sergey Spivak (13-3).

For Hardy, this was the final fight on his current UFC contract. There’s no word quite yet whether or not the promotion will bring him back. Currently, he’s on his first losing streak since he’s been with the UFC.

The last time we saw him was at UFC 264 when he took on Tai Tuivasa. Hardy rocked Tuivasa in the first round but rushed in carelessly and got knocked out. That was on the heels of a TKO loss to Marcin Tybura where Hardy gassed out being forced to grapple.

Sergey Spivak came into the UFC unbeaten and immediately lost two out of three fights. However, he really turned things around and won three fights in a row. That led him to a fight against Tom Aspinall that he dropped late last year. He was looking to get back on track against Greg Hardy this evening.

UFC 272 Recap

Round 1

The UFC 272 heavyweight contest kicked off with a touch of the gloves. Nice outside leg kick lands for Hardy and Spivak lands a jab. Another big low kick from Hardy  lands. Spivak lands a jab and uses it to get a body lock. Beautiful hip toss from Spivak and Hardy is on his back.

Spivak settles into half guard along the fence and he lands a couple of nice shots. The pressure from Spivak is heavy here, but Hardy uses the fence to get back to his feet. However, Spivak is on Hardy’s back and he drags him right back down to the ground.

Again, Hardy bounces up and gets dragged right back down. Spivak ends up in the mount and he starts raining down bombs on Hardy. The referee stops the action and Sergey Spivak just made a statement at UFC 272.

Sergey Spivak def. Greg Hardy by TKO – Round 1