Henry Cejudo scored a devastating 32-second knockout at UFC Brooklyn's main event on T.J. Dillashaw, who dropped out at flyweight and tried to secure his second UFC title on Saturday night.
Cejudo snapped Dillashaw early and went to the murder. Every punch associated with the bantamweight champion had a big visible effect before a kick ran to the canvas.
The Olympic gold medalist then collapsed until the referee stopped the game.
Henry Cejudo sticks his arms to the crowd after his 32-second knockout at UFC Brooklyn
He dominated T.J. Dillashaw from the first bell and soon let his punches go on his opponent
Dillashaw was amazed at how the fight took place when he was blown away within a minute
In the run-up to the super fight, Cejudo underlined his conviction that he was fighting for the future of the flyweight division amid speculation about the future of the weight class.
& # 39; I did this for the flyweights. I hope I've done enough to keep the flyweight division alive, "Cejudo said in his interview with the post-war fight.
The champion also offered to go up to bantamweight to challenge for the title of Dillashaw.
The inexperience of Greg Hardy was in full swing when the UFC newcomer put an excessive illegal blow in the second round of his heavyweight clash with Allen Crowder, causing his first career loss due to disqualification.
The decision to place debutant Greg Hardy – a former NFL player a history of domestic violence – in the main event of what was the first event of UFC under the banner of ESPN, was heavily criticized in the run-up to the card.
The choice of the UFC to add Hardy to the card, despite flyweight Rachael Ostovich – who had fought on the undercard of the event – and who was recently struck by an attack by her husband, was made by leading commentators in sports & # 39; deaf for voices & # 39; considered.
Crowder saw the early storm of Hardy's thrust – who had fought for the fourth time as a professional in the night – and led him to the ground where he managed the action with ease. Crowder tried to take the fight in the second round when he ate an illegal knee that stopped the fight.
Gregor Gillespie underlined his status as one of the best prospects of 155-pound with a completely dominant victory over Yancy Medeiros, which he ended in the last second of the second round with strikes.
& # 39; The Gift & # 39; put down a fantastic wrestling display and ate only one of the Hawaiian's attacks during the ten-minute fight. The undefeated New Yorker, who lifted the trend of enthusiastic phone calls, simply promised to climb the rankings in his next outing.
Joseph Benavidez took a second career victory over Dustin Ortiz in a skillful 15-minute affair that probably decided the next challenger for the flyweight title.
After he had dropped Ortiz in the first round, Benavidez had stolen him at the end of the second when he was at the end of the hard beating and the feast of ground and pound.
Benavidez turned out to be the lesser of the two in the last five minutes when he placed Ortiz on a grueling seed screen to claim his 14th UFC victory.
Paige VanZant was put to the test in the first round of her flyweight clash with Rachael Ostovich, but eventually put the Hawaiian in front of an armbar in the middle of the second stanza.
Ostovich was praised in the run-up to the contest to be prepared to compete despite a recent attack she underwent at the hands of her husband, Arnold Berdon.
Despite the criticism UFC received for playing Hardy on the card, Ostovich revealed during fighting week that it took some time to clear the air with the controversial former NFL player.
Opener of the main card, former light heavyweight title challenger Glover Teixeira was forced to overcome a swarm of elbows from Karl Roberson shortly before he stopped his patented arm triangle in the first round.
& # 39; As Cerrone said: & # 39; The old men still have it & # 39; said Teixeira after the win.
Donald & Cowboy & # 39; Cerrone seems to be about to close a fight with Conor McGregor after he has brought manners to lightweight upstart Alexander Hernandez.
Cerrone finished the prospect with a head kick followed by some solid ground and a pound in the second round before expressing interest in a confrontation with the Irish: & # 39; I want the top five next. I even want Conor if he agrees with me, "he said in his interview with the post-war fight.
A few minutes later, & # 39; The Notorious & # 39; to take on the challenge when he came on Twitter to respond to the former lightweight contender: "For a fight like that Donald, I will fight with you. Congratulations, "McGregor wrote.
The Joanne Calderwood from Scotland proved that she is a force to be reckoned with in the flyweight division by giving the former KSW champion, Ariane Lipski, a one-sided loss in her UFC debut.
& Jo; Jo Jo & # 39; The Brazilian marched down, chewed on her lead leg, and landed her right hand at ease.
Every time the fight hit the ground, the Scotsman showed her ever-increasing ground arsenal, drawing up several attempts to make the "Violence Queen". until the last bell had to turn away.