UFC 192: “Cormier vs. Gustafsson,” pay-per-view event happened last night at Houston’s Toyota Center in Texas. Around a dozen fights took place with some impressive matches. Follow the link to get descriptions of what took place in each fight at MMamania. Fight results can also be found at SHER DOG.
Of all the 26 fighters, viewers got to witness impressive fights between Ryan Bader and Rashad Evans; Daniel Cormier and Alexander Gustafsson; Albert Tumeno and Alan and Jouban. Read the article from Mike Bohn at MMAJunkie to get a description of what happened in those three fights.
Also at UFC 192, newcomer Sage Northcutt a 19 year old fighter caught everyone’s attention.
Sage Northcutt is Karate fighter who has been training in the Karate martial art for most of his life. Impressively, he ended last night’s fight in less than a minute and celebrated the win with some gymnastic flips.
Brett Okamoto of ESPN had this to report about the fight between Sage Nothcutt and Francisco Trevino:
“Northcutt (6-0) took advantage of a Trevino slip early in the fight. As Trevino scrambled back to his feet, Northcutt unleashed a barrage of punches that backed his opponent to the fence.
As Trevino (12-2) raised his arms in defense, Northcutt changed levels for an easy takedown. After putting Trevino on his back, he dropped elbows to the head until referee Herb Dean stopped the fight.
Northcutt fights out of Katy, Texas. He has finished all but one of his six professional fights in the first round. He made his professional debut less than one year ago, on Nov. 14.”
Vince McMahon is to WWE as Dana White is to UFC. When these presidents are impressed with a performer, it can lead to very good thing for an athletes career. Dana White was very impressed with how Northcutt fought.
“He looked unbelievable,” UFC President Dana White said on FOX Sports 1. “I love that Trevino was saying, ‘I’m going to smash this hype train.’ [Trevino was] 12-1, and Sage looked unbelievable tonight. The crowd went crazy. It was a really fun fight.”
But Francisco Trevino did not show a good attitude about his loss, Shaun Al-Shatti from MMAfighting reports:
“Trevino, incensed over what he believed to be an early stoppage, confronted and ultimately shoved referee Herb Dean following the fight’s conclusion. UFC executive Dave Sholler afterward called the actions unacceptable, stating that Trevino will be disciplined by the UFC. The Texas state commission will also review Trevino’s behavior.
Yet even despite Trevino’s poor sportsmanship and the fact that he missed weight by four pounds, Northcutt won’t begrudge his opponent for the way he acted.
‘It doesn’t disappoint me,” Northcutt said. “He might not see [the win] as legitimate — maybe it’s because I’m younger? I don’t know. But Mr. Dean, Herb Dean, he knows what he’s doing. He is the official ref of the UFC, so he knows how to stop his fights and when to let them go, so he has the call. It wasn’t my call. It’s wasn’t Trevino’s call or his coach’s call. It was ultimately his call, so he knows what he’s doing.’ “
Northcutt may continue to dominate the competition, but all fighters age or get injured and eventually lose their winning streak. Chuck ‘The Iceman’ Lidell became so injured from concussions he had to stop fighting. Tito Ortiz ruled he the octagon in 2003 until he seemed to lose his edge around 2006. But it’s nice to see many unique, interesting, and nearly unstoppable fighters, like Sage Nothcutt and Brock Lesnar, making a UFC fighting debut.
Watch the following UFC 192 videos from Youtube channel MMAFightingonSBN: