In a smart performance, Ion Cutelaba took Khalil Rountree down and quickly put his opponent away with some powerful ground and pound in the first round at UFC Copenhagen. Afterwards, Gibert Burns stepped up on short notice and bested Gunnar Nelson via unanimous decision. On Twitter, pro fighters reacted to the fights.
Gilbert Burns vs. Gunnar Nelson
This the fight I’m most excited about please let this hit the ground
— Mike “Biggie” Rhodes (@TeamRocBiggie) September 28, 2019
That has to be a win for Burns. I feel like he landed all the shots.
— Chas Skelly (@ChasSkelly) September 28, 2019
Smart fight by both Burns and Nelson. I’d give it a draw. 1 to Nelson. 2 to Burns and 3 a draw bc Burns got the takedown but Nelson had the cage control for most of the round. @ufc
— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) September 28, 2019
That was a fun technical fight IMO. I was hoping to see more ground work but both guys fought a super close fight. #UFCCopenhagen
— Chris Camozzi (@ChrisCamozzi) September 28, 2019
Ion Cutelaba vs. Khalil Rountree
Rountree fought emotionally he should’ve defended the takedowns fully and kept trying to kill before defending
— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) September 28, 2019