Tonight’s UFC Vegas 18 event was co-headlined by a key bantamweight matchup featuring Frankie Edgar taking on Cory Sandhagen.
Edgar (24-9-1 MMA) had made his 135-pound debut this past August where he picked up a thrilling split-decision victory over Pedro Munhoz. That win had snapped a two-fight losing skid for ‘The Answer’, as Frankie had previously suffered setbacks to Chan Sung Jung and Max Holloway at featherweight.
As for Cory Sandhagen (14-2 MMA), ‘The Sandman’ was last seen in action this past October, where he picked up a sensational second round TKO victory over Marlon Moraes. That win was preceded by a submission loss to Aljamain Sterling at UFC 250.
Tonight’s UFC Vegas 18 co-main event only lasted 28-seconds. Cory Sandhagen was able to catch Frankie Edgar with a perfectly times flying knee which sent ‘The Answer’ crashing to the canvas. The victory marked Sandhagen’s second stunning knockout in a row.
Official UFC Vegas 18 Result: Cory Sandhagen def. Frankie Edgar via KO at :28 of Round 1
Check out how the pros reacted to Sandhagen defeating Edgar below:
— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) February 7, 2021
I picked frankie for This one. Everyone told me I’m wrong. Let’s see ….
— JIMI MANUWA (@POSTERBOYJM) February 7, 2021
— bjpenndotcom (@bjpenndotcom) February 7, 2021
Post fight reactions to Cory Sandhagen knocking out Frankie Edgar with a flying knee:
Sandhagen takes out the legend with the jumping knee ! Catapulting him into legendary status and title fight contention wow
— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) February 7, 2021
— Sean O'Malley (@SugaSeanMMA) February 7, 2021
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