UFC newcomer Kris Moutinho made his debut tonight, filling in for Louis Smolka against Sean O'Malley on 10 days notice - and despite taking a DECISIVE defeat to O'Malley (where he truly got pummeled into bolivian for three straight rounds, absorbing ten trillion punches to the head) - he won over the hearts and minds of the crowd/world with his resiliency.
Obviously, that finish was controversial to many, due to the heart Moutinho was showing, but I didn't take umbrage with it. It was a boxing style stoppage and I agree with what Danny Segura had to say about it….
….but at the same time, it woulda been nice to see him get to go the distance there.
I mean - the guy was plucked outta his paint factory last week where he said he was working 80-hour weeks, and despite getting hit a thousand and two times by one of the most powerful bantamweights in the division, he never stopped walking 'The Suga Show' down! Even while he was busy dribbling a non-existant basketball!
Not to take anything away from Suga tho - he put on an absolute clinic and wants Cody Garbrandt, Yan, Cruz, or Font next!
This has been a truly great card so far. Hope you're tuned in!