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UFC Fight Night 88 results recap: Cody Garbrandt vs Thomas Almeida fight review and analysis

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Last night (Sun., May 29, 2016), Cody Garbrandt and Thomas Almeida slugged it out at UFC Fight Night 88 inside the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. In an incredible win, Garbrandt knocked his opponent out. Find out how below!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Bantamweight knockout artists Cody Garbrandt and Thomas Almeida last night (May 29, 2016) at UFC Fight Night 88 inside the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Garbrandt made his way to the Octagon quickly and has been perfect since. Against the his highly hyped foe, Garbrandt was looking to score his eighth career knockout and announce himself as a top contender.

Also unbeaten as a professional, Almeida tore through four opponents prior to stepping into the Octagon against “No Love.” A pair of hard-hitting young fighters both looking to take the same step forward, there were major expectations of an early knockout or wild brawl.

It lived up to the hype.

Garbrandt struck first, landing a few hard punches and some low kicks. Then, he scored with a hard hook that sent Almeida stumbling, and “No Love” tried to flurry but couldn’t force the finish.


Garbrandt stayed on the offensive, putting together fast combinations and scoring frequently. Almeida landed a couple counter punches, but the American was undeterred and kept attacking.

Before long, Garbrandt’s hooks began to connect, both as a lead and as a counter. With Almeida covered up, “No Love” crushed his foe with a right hook that sent Almeida falling to the mat face-first.

A few follow up punches ended the bout in the first.

This was a perfect performance by Garbrandt. He came out and took full advantage of his speed, quickly finding his range with some long distance strikes. Then, he wasted little time in pushing forward into the boxing range, where Garbrandt’s clean combinations ….View full article

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