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Midnight Mania! Cody Garbrandt and Sean O’Malley argue over whose UFC 250 knockout was better

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UFC 250 presented a ton of action top-to-bottom, but the show was stolen by the Bantamweight talent. Aljamain Sterling picked up a quick submission to secure his title shot, while Cody Stamann earned an exciting decision victory to break into the top 10. In addition, Cody Garbrandt and Sean O’Malley picked up pretty incredible walk-off knockouts.

As a result of their big finishes, there’s talks of a match up between the two. Before all that, however, both men have gone on the record arguing their punch was better.

“Mine was way better,” Garbrandt told TMZ Sports. “Way vicious. My dude couldn’t get up. I knew that as soon as I started that punch, the trajectory of where it was going, the force and the speed, it was going to connect and knock him out. It was a picture-perfect punch and just a nice walk off.”

Garbrandt also argued that his knockout was more impressive because of the caliber of his opponent, “Stylistically, Assuncao is leap years ahead of any adversary that “Suga” has ever fought. There’s no comparison. Hats off to him. He did good, went out there and performed, got a knockout victory, but you can’t compare when you’re fighting the Top 5 in the world, and he’s never fought anybody in the Top 15, so that’s a huge difference when you’re able to starch people like that at each level.”

O’Malley, meanwhile, argued that his punch was cleaner technically, comparing Garbrandt’s right hook to “something you’d see in a bar fight.” He also did a parody video of Garbrandt’s punch, which has spread around social media.

Rather than offer my own input, I’ll leave this to our readers. Watch the clips again and vote!


Who landed the better knockout at UFC 250?

This poll is closed

  • 66%
    Cody Garbrandt
    (1235 votes)
  • 33%
    Sean O’Malley
    (634 votes)
1869 votes total Vote Now


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