Another weekend of fisticuffs has come and gone, as UFC Fight Night 81 blew the roof off TD Garden Arena last night (Sun., Jan., 17, 2016) in Boston, Massachusetts.
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Plenty of fighters were left licking their wounds, including Matt Mitrione, who was stopped by Travis Browne in the third and final round of their heavyweight collision (recap here). And Anthony Pettis, who lost a close razor-thin split decision to Eddie Alvarez in the co-main event of the night thanks to Eddie’s ever-improving wrestling.
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But which fighter is suffering from the worst post-fight hangover, now 48 hours removed from the show?
After months of back-and-forth verbal warfare, Cruz and Dillashaw finally stepped into the cage to settle their differences and prove once and for all who the best bantamweight fighter in the world really is. And, the debate as to who the owner of the best footwork in MMA is, would also be settled.
From the get-go, both men came out busy, utilizing their respective footwork to move in and out, balancing offense and defense to a “T.” Dillashaw though, proved to be the more aggressive fighter through the first two rounds, pushing the pace, and forcing “The Dominator” to backpedal at times.
Cruz never backed down, earning back-to-back takedowns in round two to steal the frame. In round three, Cruz, yet again, scored another impressive takedown, as T.J. looked to be slowing down just a bit. And soon thereafter, it was apparent that the bout had quickly turned into a vintage “Dominick Cruz fight.”
Then the championship rounds rolled around.
Dillashaw, perhaps sensing he was down in the bout, came out aggressive, landing a hard leg kick that visibly hurt Cruz. Eventually, a busted up T.J. would score a takedown ….View full article
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