UFC 220 took place last night at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts and while the main card had some surprising results, the best knockout of the night came during a welterweight clash on the preliminary card.
In the feature fights on the UFC 220 card on Saturday night, both champions managed to retain their titles, as Daniel Cormier retained the UFC Light Heavyweight title with a second-round TKO over Volkan Oezdemir, while Stipe Miocic retained the UFC Heavyweight title via a unanimous decision win (50-44, 50-44, 50-44) over Francis Ngannou.
However, the best knockout of UFC 220 came on the preliminary card during a welterweight fight between Abdul Razak Alhassan and Sabah Homasi.
With 3:47 gone in the first round, Alhassan knocked out Homasi with a brutal uppercut punch to bring a stop to the fight. It also brought an end to the controversy surrounding their first meeting at UFC 218 in December.
As you can see in the video below, the two exchanged blows before Judo Thunder took a step forward and landed a vicious uppercut on The Punisher to bring an end to the fight 34 seconds faster than their previous meeting at UFC 218. What a one-punch knockout!
Alongside Cormier, Alhassan picked up a Performance of the Night award for his knockout win against Homasi. Alhassan had won the first meeting between these two at UFC 218 via TKO in the first round, but many people believed this was a controversial win as the fight was brought to an early stoppage.
The Ghanian said after the fight, via MMA Fighting: “I knew it was the right thing to give him the rematch. I wanted to do the right thing and leave no doubt. I threw the right hand, and I noticed he had a hard time getting out of it, so I waited until I had the chance and I threw the uppercut."
With the controversy now over, Alhassan, who has a professional MMA record of 9-1, has now won two in a row and is 3-1 in the UFC. Homasi, on the other hand, is 0-3 in the company and has a professional MMA record of 11-8.