The UFC on FOX 28 main event was blessed with some featherweight violence as the #8 Jeremy Stephens knocked the UFC’s #4 featherweight Josh Emmett unconscious in the 2nd round. Stephens overcame being dropped by Emmett in the opening round, and then proceeded to drop his foe in the 2nd stanza with a big left hook. The follow from Stephens was pure savagery, and he put Emmett out cold with some brutal elbows. What will this win do for Stephens’ career?
Jeremy Stephens def. Josh Emmett by KO at 1:35 of round 2: Featherweight
There was a bit of a feeling out process to kick off the UFC Orlando main event, with neither guy really opening up. There was a brief halt to the bout due to an accidental cup kick from Emmett. Just when Stephens moved in with some aggression, Emmett clocks his foe and sits him down with a heavy counter.
Just when Stephens needed something big, he connected with a big bomb that dropped his opponent, and then followed up with some pure violence. A couple of elbows landed, with at least one to the back of the head, followed by a few more big shots and Emmett was laid out unconscious. Yikes! There was controversy over a knee Stephens threw, which appeared to at least graze the head of Emmett while he was a downed opponent. For now, the KO stands.
Watch Stephens KO Emmett:
Jeremy Stephens gets his monumental win with a HUGE LEFT HOOK KO on Josh Emmett! #UFCOrlando https://t.co/UDMO8X5M9b— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) February 25, 2018
Emmett has some serious power at 145 pounds:
JOSH EMMETT LOVES COUNTER HOOKS @JoshEmmettUFC #UFCOrlando pic.twitter.com/cSVVzIZu5j— UFC (@ufc) February 25, 2018