A key bantamweight fight featuring former division champion Cody Garbrandt taking on Pedro Munhoz kicked off tonight’s UFC 235 main card.
Cody Garbrandt (11-2 MMA) wnters tonight’s fight on the heels of back-to-back TKO losses to reigning division champion TJ Dillashaw.
As for Munhoz, “The Young Punisher” was last seen in action this past November, where he scored a TKO victory over Bryan Caraway.
Round one begins and Garbrandt comes out quickly with a low kick. He lands another but Munhoz times it with a counter right. He shoots in and dives for a leg lock but Cody is able to break free from the hold. Back on the feet now and Cody sticks a jab. He misses with a high kick. Munhoz lands a nice low kick and then another. Cody attempts to return fire but misses. Both men are trying to find their range here. Pedro with a low kick that lands. Cody leaps in with a hook and then lands a low kick. Garbrandt working his jab now. Munhoz lands a counter right and then a low kick. Cody rushes in with a combination. Munhoz avoids any significant shots. Two minutes remain in round one and Cody attempts another flurry. Munhoz with a spinning back kick and then a right hand. He follows that up with a chopping low kick. Garbrandt circles out and then misses with a body kick. Munhoz partially lands a head kick. The fighters appear to clash heads but the referee doesn’t see it. Cody is on his back now and Munhoz is on top. Cody scrambles back to his feet and lands a flying knee. Munhoz and Garbrandt begin to unload punches. Cody has him hurt but is throwing wildly. Munhoz clips Cody and “No Love” is down. Pedro Munhoz with ground and pound and this one is all over! WOW!
Official UFC 235 Result: Munhoz def. Garbrandt via KO at 4:50 of Round 1