Pros react to Matt Brown’s KO win over Ben Saunders at UFC 245

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When the UFC 245 card was revealed, one fight many fans had circled for a potential fight of the night was Matt Brown vs. Ben Saunders.

The fight was on the ESPN2 prelims and it surely didn’t disappoint as Brown won by second-round KO.

Brown was making his return to the Octagon after two years away. He last fought in November of 2017 when he knocked out Diego Sanchez in the first round with a vicious elbow. The win snapped his three-fight losing streak where he suffered three stoppage losses.

The 38-year-old is known for his finishes since he joined the UFC in 2008. He also has five performance bonuses in his UFC career.

Ben Saunders, meanwhile, has been active but he has struggled as of late. He is on a three-fight losing streak where he has been knocked out in the past two and submitted in the other. Saunders made his UFC debut in 2007 but had mixed results and went to Bellator before going back to the Las Vegas-based promotion.

The fight started with Brown and Saunders throwing jabs and feeling each other out. Then, Saunders clinched and got the 38-year-old on the ground and was searching for a triangle choke for nearly the entire first round.

In the second round, Matt Brown landed a head kick that appeared to wobble to Ben Saunders. From there, the two were on the ground and once the ref stood them up, Brown landed a huge punch and followed Saunders to the mat and knocked him out cold via ground and pound.

Check out how the pros reacted to Matt Brown knocking Ben Saunders out cold in the second round.

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This article first appeared on BJPENN.com on 12/15/2019.