UFC 276 just happened with upsets, outrage and all around madness. From KOS to NCs we have got the entire event wrapped up for you here with our take on the entire event. Find a little bit of our professional perspective of some of the great fights that took place on the night of Adesanya versus Cannonier.

The Takeaway For UFC 276

Performance Of The Night

Israel Adesanya takes our performance of the night against an extremely smart and tough opponent in Jared Cannonier. He displayed ingenious levels of IQ while maintaining distance and damaging his opponent simultaneously. Though the match up was slower than the others on the card, Israel defended his title flawlessly. The 5th title defense to take back to the Kiwis.

Most Dominating Victory

Alexander Volkanovski for the most dominating victory over one of the entire UFCs most revered stars in Max Holloway. From the very first pairing of the two flyweights all the way to this third conclusion to the trilogy, Volkanovski has left no room in the rivalry for any doubts. Max even mentioned the champ in a tweet claiming him to be at the top of the P4P ranking.

Knockout Of The Night

Alex Periera, performs the Knockout of the night with a technically brilliant fight sense. He created the perfect space for a clean left hook followed by a cross to the head of Sean Strickland who completely lost balance of the space-time continuum before landing on the cage floor.

Upset Of The Night

Robbie Lawler vs Bam Bam Barberena for the upset of the night. Whenever Robbie enters the octagon we know we will see a performance of epicly bloody proportions. However, this time he was on the receiving end of a dangerously powerful brawl from Bryan Barberana. Bam Bam overwhelmed Lawler with powerful strikes throughout. Eventually ending the match with a technical knockout as Ruthless Lawler could not continue.

The RDX Fight Of The Night

But The RDX Fight Of The Night goes to Brad Tavares Vs Dricus Du Plessis for an amazing showcase of willpower and strength. To start, what an excellent match up between two brilliant fighters at an equal level. No other match up presented as much equal possibility of winning or losing than this fight. Round 1 favored Tavares ever so slightly for his counters and reversals. Both Round 2 and 3 favored Du Plessis however and once more, not by much. Both rounds saw Du Plessis do damage to the face of Tavares, yet Tavares stood strong. Blood still pouring out of a cut on the nose of Tavares, he remained an immovable obstacle against his opponents pressure, throughout the match.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 02: Dricus Du Plessis (L) of South Africa kicks Brad Tavares in their middleweight bout during UFC 276. At T-Mobile Arena on July 02, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

Until the final buzzer the match could easily have gone either way with the judges’ score cards and many are saying Tavares got the short end of the stick. However RDX believes both fighters won this round as an overall and both deserve a round of recognition from all of us fight fans.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 02: Dricus Du Plessis (R) of South Africa punches Brad Tavares in their middleweight bout during UFC 276. At T-Mobile Arena on July 02, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. – JULY 02: Brad Tavares (L) kicks Dricus Du Plessis. In their middleweight bout during UFC 276. At T-Mobile Arena on July 02, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

UFC 276 was indeed a marvel in itself that kept us on the edge of our seats till the last round. We witnessed the best of the best in mixed martial arts at the top of their game. We know that the sport is evolving to be more competitive and exciting than ever before. Moving forward, all eyes are now on UFC 277 and its main card, which seems as exciting as it was for this last weekend.

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