Joaquin Buckley regained his momentum earlier tonight (Sat., Sept. 18, 2021) at UFC Vegas 37 live on ESPN+ from inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, when the middleweight sensation stopped Antonio Arroyo via third-round TKO (punches).
Buckley and Arroyo went toe-to-toe for the majority of this fight. Arroyo had the size advantage, but Buckley actually had the longer reach. Arroyo tried mixing in some knees to the body in the later frames but Buckley did well to absorb the damage and keep pushing forward. During an exchange inside Buckley launched a right hand that seemed to clip Arroyo on the back of the head and he went down like a sack of bricks. Buckley jumped on top for some insurance shots before the referee stoppage.
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Buckley, who was coming off a disappointing knockout loss to Alessio Di Chirico his last time out, needed a big performance to remind fight fans, and the middleweight division, that he has stopping power for days. “New Mansa” is now 3-2 inside of the Octagon with three devastating knockouts and should get a tougher opponent his next time out.
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