Last night, in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 110, American middleweight contender Derek Brunson collided with streaking Australian judo specialist Dan Kelly. Brunson made this challenge look easy.
Moments into the first round, he floored his Australian foe with a crashing left hand. From there, Brunson chased his dazed opponent to the canvas, where he polished him off with a ferocious series of ground strikes. The official time of the finish was 1:16 of the first round.
Unsurprisingly, this abrupt and dramatic finish from Brunson generated some pretty interesting reactions from his fellow pros.
Without further ado, here are some of the best fighter reactions to Derek Brunson’s emphatic defeat of Dan Kelly:
That was quick!
— Marc Diakiese (@Marc_Diakiese) June 11, 2017
That overhand was beautiful 👏🏽
— Tatiana Suarez (@TSPMMA115) June 11, 2017
Wow a fight where Brunson didn’t rush in ..big win #ufcaukland
— Belal muhammad (@bullyb170) June 11, 2017
Kelly is ultra tough but that only gets ya so far. Hats off for what’s he’s done this far. I look forward to seeing Brunson someday
— Anthony Smith (@lionheartsmith) June 11, 2017
— Dom Shonuff Waters (@Shonuff89) June 11, 2017
@DerekBrunson hell yeah!! Congrats!!!!
— heatherjoclark (@heatherjoclark) June 11, 2017
— Aiemann Zahabi (@Aiemannzahabi) June 11, 2017
— Kyle Bochniak UFC (@KyleBochniak) June 11, 2017
With this crashing defeat of Dan Kelly, Brunson separated himself from a knockout loss to upcoming interim title challenger Robert Whittaker, and a controversial decision loss to MMA legend Anderson Silva. Post-fight, the American assured that his intention is to work his way back into title contention, and called out Antonio Carlos Jr.
What did you think of Brunson’s lightning fast knockout of Dan Kelly?
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 6/11/2017.