The big green giant made an appearance last night (Sat., Dec. 3, 2016) at TUF 24 Finale live on FOX Sports 1 from inside Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, and it was one to remember. Unfortunately for Ion Cutelaba, better known as “Hulk,” former heavyweight Jared Cannonier did not care what color the Moldovan painted his skin at the weigh ins. Instead, Cannonier took matters into his own hands and subdued the green beast in a “Fight of the Night” performance.
Through three action-packed rounds, Cannonier subjected Cutelaba to massive amounts of damage. But in typical “Hulk” fashion, the light heavyweight youngster continued to tuck his chin and press forward. In the end, after 133 total strikes were landed, it was Cannonier’s consistent offensive presence and overwhelming power that ruled the way, earning him the unanimous decision win. At one point, Cannonier willingly kept his hands by his side and allowed “Hulk” to launch spinning back fists to his face. That’s confidence at its finest.
The full video highlights can be seen above courtesy of UFC.
With this win, Cannonier sets the tone for what fight fans can expect out of him at 205 pounds. But after revealing in the post-fight interview that he may make an immediate jump to the middleweight division, our expectations for “Killa Gorilla” grow even larger.
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