Magomed Ankalaev scored another TKO win at UFC 277. Although it seemingly stemmed from an ankle injury in the opening round, the Russian managed to stop Anthony Smith in the second round of their fight in Dallas, Texas. On Twitter, pro fighters shared their thoughts on the stoppage.
3 minutes of nothing— Saidyokub Kakhramonov (@SaidYokubMMA) July 31, 2022
Booo!— Dominick Reyes (@DomReyes) July 31, 2022
That’s a shame it ended that way— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) July 31, 2022
The ankle injury could have came at the end of round 1 when Anthony was blocking the kicks off his back. #UFC277— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) July 31, 2022
Man sucks to see a fight end like that Anthony looked motivated but ankalaev showed he belongs in title talks— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) July 31, 2022