Emmett Knocks Out Mitchell in Shocking Upset at UFC 296

Emmett Knocks Out Mitchell in Shocking Upset at UFC 296

Analysis

UFC

December 18th, 2023

The performance of the night : Emmett Knocks Out Mitchell in shocking upset. 

The knockout was so brutal that it was awarded the "Performance of the Night" bonus, and it is sure to be a contender for "Knockout of the Year."

The UFC 296 main card saw a shocking turn of events as Josh Emmett knocks out Mitchell in just 1:57 of the first round. The fight, which was originally supposed to be between Emmett and Ian Machado Garry, was promoted to the main card after Garry fell ill with pneumonia.

Mitchell, who was not the original opponent, started the fight strong, but Emmett quickly took control with his precise striking. The decisive moment came when Emmett landed a thunderous right hand that sent Mitchell crashing to the canvas unconscious. Mitchell even began convulsing after the impact, highlighting the sheer power of Emmett's punch. 

 

Rakhmonov Makes Statement with Submission Win Over Thompson

In another impressive performance, Shavkat Rakhmonov submitted UFC veteran Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson in the second round of their welterweight bout. Rakhmonov, who is now 18-0, has never had a fight go the distance in his professional career. He has finished all of his opponents by either submission or knockout.

Rakhmonov's win over Thompson was a dominant display of grappling. He controlled the fight from start to finish and eventually forced Thompson to tap out with a rear-naked choke. After the fight, Rakhmonov called for a title shot, and it is hard to argue against him. He is one of the most talented young fighters in the UFC, and he is ready for a challenge at the highest level.

Other Highlights from UFC 296

•Irene Aldana defeated Karol Rosa in a thrilling women's bantamweight bout to win the "Fight of the Night" bonus.

•Leon Edwards defeated Colby Covington in the main event to retain his welterweight championship.

•Brandon Royval and Alexandre Pantoja fought to a draw in a flyweight bout.

Emmett's knockout of Mitchell was the biggest story of the night, and it is a surefire highlight of the year in MMA. Rakhmonov's dominant win over Thompson also made a big statement, and he is now a fighter to watch in the welterweight division.

 

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