The main card of tonight's (Sat., Dec. 28, 2013) UFC 168: "Weidman vs. Silva 2" pay-per-view (PPV) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, kicked off with a 151.5 catchweight bout pitting pudgy Brazilian Diego Brandao against the always exciting Dustin Poirier.
The fight was supposed to be contested at 145-pounds but Brandao missed weight, and badly.
Poirier wanted to make him pay for as much, and came out aggressive to show it. The two engaged in an ugly first round brawl heavy on big punches with cliched bad intentions and short on technical displays of brilliance.
These two were just getting after it, y'all.
Eventually, "The Diamond" turned up the heat and just blitzed the Brazilian with a series of punches against the fence that took a severe toll. To his credit, Brandao stayed in it for as long as he could but a man can only take so many shots to the head before his consciousness betrays him.
Strong technical knockout victory for Poirier.
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