UFC 189 An Epic Show
After Dana White announces the new record setting gate, the numbers will be in to anoint UFC 189 as the most successful PPV in the promotion’s history. With Chad Mendes stepping in for an injured Jose Aldo at the last second, people were afraid that the top of the card lost some luster, but that was nowhere near the truth.
Mendes put on a wrestling clinic for two rounds until the Notorious one, Conor McGregor, finally got his shot and delivered his left handed knockout punch within his predicted two rounds. McGregor lived up to all the hype and is now the interim featherweight champion.
Robbie Lawler defeated Rory MacDonald via 5th round knockout in the Fight of the Night. Both these guys went straight to the hospital, leaving it all on the line in what might be on the short list for Fight of the Year. Rory’s guts were unparalleled and Robbie showed his experience by never panicking and finishing the job.
In the second best fight of the night, Jeremy Stephens knocked out Dennis Bermudez in the 3rd round. This was a back and forth all out war and another great fight for the fans.
Gunnar Nelson got back on track with a submission victory against Brandon Thatch in the first round, and Thomas Almeida finished Brad Pickett in the second round with quite the knee to the face.
Matt Brown submit Tim Means in the first round of the prelims main event, showing the UFC brass that he’s not done yet.
This was an epic card that was finish heavy. You can’t get much better than that. VFD, a Miami based MMA marketing agency gives brands the opportunity to capitalize on the growing popularity of MMA and the UFC. UFC 189 was the Conor McGregor show. Will it be the Conor McGregor era? At 26, only time will tell.