It was a busy weekend for the UFC, as they held not just one, but two shows, on back to back nights at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, in Las Vegas.
The first of the two shows, UFC 189, garnered the vast majority of attention, but “The Ultimate Fighter 21” Finale which took place on Sunday featured some quality action as well.
The biggest talking point to emerge from the event is the potential of Stephen Thompson. The welterweight stand-out from South Carolina scored his most important win to date when he knocked out Jake Ellenberger in the 1st round, with a devastating spinning hook kick.
The Karate practitioner looked impressive and exciting in dispatching of the tough UFC veteran, dropping him with one spin kick half way through the round, before putting him away with a second.
It’s not often that one has to report that two spin kicks to the head were required to finish an opponent off, but that is how tough Ellenberger is.
With the win Thompson moves to 6-1 in the UFC and 11-1 overall, his only loss to date coming against the unfairly tough Matt Brown.
The Karate styling’s of the “Wonderboy” are worth looking out for.
Here he is discombobulating poor Ellenberger….