UFC 237 in Brazil was a crazy show with multiple headlines coming out of it. First, let’s start with a fresh new featherweight contender Alexander Volkanovski. Alexander dominated Jose Aldo all three rounds to defeat the Brazilian legend by unanimous decision. The question is will Alexander The Great get a title shot after his brilliant performance?
Next, we head to the greatest middleweight in history of mix martial arts, Anderson the Spider Silva. Anderson lost to Jared Cannonier via TKO by a nasty leg strike to his knee. It was scary to see Anderson fall to the ground and clutch at his leg with his history of leg injuries inside the octagon. Did we just see Anderson Silva last Fight inside the octagon, did Jared Cannonier just become a threat to the middleweight crown, we left the co main event with more questions then heading into it.
Lastly, Jéssica Andrade captured the UFC Strawweight Championship from Thug Rose Namajunas. Rose looked amazing in round 1 and heading into round 2 with brilliant striking and slick submission attempts. But, what we witnessed next was a moment we will never forget. Jessica lifted up Thug Rose and slammed her on her neck which knocked-out the Champion. Jessica Andrade became the new strawweight UFC Champion at UFC 237 which we will all remember as a crazy night!
David Van Auken, dives into the world of Mix Martial Arts with his unique takes, interview ability and his love of combat sports. David announces, commentates, podcast, talks, debates and writes on the sport of Mix Martial Arts. Some of the greatest fights he’s ever seen is in his own house between his 2 sons and is lucky enough to have his wife to referee it all.