Fans erupt over ‘absolutely disgusting’ KO
Fight fans have blown up on social media following a sickening knockout at the latest UFC fight night in Tampa.
Mike Davis took on Thomas Gifford in one of the bouts on the UFC Tampa preliminary card and from the opening round it was clear which way the fight was going.
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Davis absolutely dominated Gifford and rocked him over and over again before the bell rang to end the opening round.
The ugly beat down continued for a further two more rounds before Davis landed the final blow with 15 seconds remaining in the fight and sent Gifford falling face first to the canvas in scary scenes.
Es la primera vez que sufro viendo una pelea, Mike Davis hizo su trabajo, pero sufrió mucho Gifford, #UFCTampa. pic.twitter.com/AX91A9t2ZU
Fans watching on however were disgusted the fight almost went the distance with Gifford simply unable to stop the flood of punches from landing.
Some pointed the finger at the referee for failing to step in while others highlighted the corner for not throwing in the towel.
THIS is absolutely disgusting
Absolutely disgusting! #UFCTampa #DavisGifford
Holy hell. One of the worst beatdowns I’ve seen in the UFC Octagon. You really hate to see that. #UFCTampa
There was nothing good about what just happened in the Octagon. Hope Gifford is OK. #UFCTampa
Well, that KO was unnecessary. Impressive by Mike Davis but should the referee have stopped that earlier? #UFCTampa
The way Gifford just fell was scary. These refs have to be smarter. How much damage must a young man absorb? #UFCTampa
That stupid knockout didn't need to happen. Fight should've been stopped two minutes earlier. Dumb. #UFCTampa
that was a disgusting finish… that referee just did a HORRIBLE job letting that fight go WAY WAY WAY too long
UFC TAMPA FIGHT CARD & RESULTS
Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Michelle Waterson
Cub Swanson vs. Kron Gracie
Niko Price vs. James Vick
Mackenzie Dern vs. Amanda Ribas
Matt Frevola vs. Luis Pena
Ryan Spann defeated Devin Clark via submission (guillotine choke), 2:01 of round 2
Mike Davis defeated Thomas Gifford via KO (right hook), 4:45 of round 3
Alex Morono defeated Max Griffin via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-27)
Deiveson Figueiredo defeated Tim Elliott via submission (guillotine choke), 3:08 of round 1
Marlon Vera defeated Andre Ewell via TKO (elbows), 3:17 of round 3
Miguel Baeza defeated Hector Aldana via TKO (leg kicks and punches), 2:32 of round 2
Marvin Vettori defeated Andrew Sanchez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
JJ Aldrich defeated Lauren Mueller via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
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