UFC 226 is in the books. It saw a stinker in Francis Ngannou vs. Derrick Lewis, a historic moment in Daniel Cormier beating Stipe Miocic, and a full-on WWE moment right after.
Here’s a quick twitter thread with a brief recap and analysis of the event, that’s fitting for people’s social media era attention spans:
CORMIER TKOs MIOCIC!!— Bloody Elbow (@BloodyElbow) July 8, 2018
PROS: DANIEL CHAMP CHAMP CORMIER. After a long career in wrestling and MMA that had tough losses, this was an incredible win and an great moment for D(CC)C.
NO CONS: Some people hated that pro wrestling moment, but I am all in. https://t.co/foNUMsSc1G
LEWIS “WON” A “FIGHT” VS NGANNOU— Bloody Elbow (@BloodyElbow) July 8, 2018
CONS: No pros on this “fight”. This was the absolute worst. Somehow they managed to make Sylvia vs Arlovski look entertaining.
CONS: Did Miocic break Ngannou? Because he literally didn’t want to fight, at all. Also:https://t.co/zkq0qMpp6G
PERRY EDGES FELDER— Bloody Elbow (@BloodyElbow) July 8, 2018
PROS: Very fun, back and forth, bloody brawl. Just give them the bonus already.
CONS: Was competitive even with Felder fighting injured. Would’ve been nice to see how it played out if they were at full form.
PETTIS SUBS CHIESA— Bloody Elbow (@BloodyElbow) July 8, 2018
PROS: Is Pettis back? Might be too early to tell, but this was definitely vintage form for Pettis. He let his strikes go, was aggressive with submissions, and tapped a guy who was supposedly a better grappler
CONS: Chiesa also missed weight
ROUNTREE TKOs SAKI— Bloody Elbow (@BloodyElbow) July 8, 2018
PROS: HOLY HELL I DID NOT EXPECT THAT. WOW. No one gave him much of a chance, but Rountree TKO’d a decorated kickboxer.
CONS: Rountree TKO’d a decorated kickboxer.
UFC 226 OVERALL:— Bloody Elbow (@BloodyElbow) July 8, 2018
PROS: Cormier deserved this CHAMP CHAMP moment. LESNAR.
CONS: Obviously the shit Ngannou/Lewis bout, but I don’t care anymore. DC WON. PRO WRESTLING MADNESS ENSUED. Also, that ugly "fight" may have helped this.https://t.co/8WrCo2yWeC
And that’s about it. For more social media musings, follow me on twitter over at @antontabuena, and of course you should do that for Bloody Elbow’s official twitter account as well.
Check out fighters’ twitter reactions along with more of our UFC 226 coverage below:
- They said what?! Pros react to Daniel Cormier’s historic KO of Stipe Miocic at UFC 226
- They said what?! Pros react to Lewis’ incredibly boring win over Ngannou at UFC 226
- UFC 226 video: Brock Lesnar shoves Daniel Cormier and UFC goes full WWE
- UFC 226: Miocic vs. Cormier results and post-fight analysis