Anthony Smith finally gave the judges a break.
On a card that tied the UFC record for most decisions, Smith capped off Sunday’s Fight Night in Hamburg, Germany by knocking out the legendary Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in just under 90 seconds. It was the only fight on the main card that didn’t go to the scorecards, but there were other highlights including Corey Anderson’s upset of one-time light heavyweight title contender Glover Teixeira in the co-headlining bout and competitive scraps between Abu Azaitar and Vitor Miranda, and Danny Roberts and David Zawada.
Check out reaction to the action at UFC Hamburg below.
ANTHONY SMITH DEF. MAURICIO RUA
I got Smith, Anderson, Miranda, tybura— Brian Kelleher (@brianboom135) July 22, 2018
Will it b Anderson w the decision or Glover the KO?— Chas Skelly (@ChasSkelly) July 22, 2018
Good to see Anthony Smith getting a main event opportunity. I’ve thought this guy one of the most undervalued fighters on the roster for a long time. #UFCHamburg— Matt Schnell (@DANGER_Caged) July 22, 2018
What a K.O.— Mads Burnell (@Burnellmma) July 22, 2018
i hope Shogun is alright!
Hope that’s the last time we see the legend that is shogun what a fighter #UFCHAMBURG— Neil 2 Tap Seery (@NeilSeeryMMA) July 22, 2018
Man @lionheartsmith is a beast!! But come on guys so much respect for Shogun a legend!!— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) July 22, 2018
I cannot express how happy I am for @lionheartsmith right now!!! So so so amazing to see him finally get the recognition and opportunities he deserves and succeeding.— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) July 22, 2018
Well done Ant!! Keep retiring them one by one #UFCHamburg https://t.co/0p1eVYvT99
COREY ANDERSON DEF. GLOVER TEIXEIRA
Great job @CoreyA_MMA great work from start to finish. Always new you had that in you. Great work! Congrats!!!!— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) July 22, 2018
Great job @CoreyA_MMA!! Getting better every fight! Always putting in that Overtime!— Frankie Edgar (@FrankieEdgar) July 22, 2018
ABU AZAITAR DEF. VITOR MIRANDA
Some wild ass scraps tonight.— Matt Schnell (@DANGER_Caged) July 22, 2018
MARCIN TYBURA DEF. STEFAN STRUVE
Tybura gives me hope for a future comedy MMA movie starring Seth Rogen. #UFCHamburg— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) July 22, 2018
Gotta be a broken jaw on Struve right now.— “Filthy” Tom Lawlor (@FilthyTomLawlor) July 22, 2018
Struve has a mouth-like cut underneath is actual mouth. #UFCHamburg— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) July 22, 2018
Tybura taking down Struve over and over is the closest thing to caber tossing I’ve seen in the ufc. #UFCHamburg— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) July 22, 2018
DANNY ROBERTS DEF. DAVID ZAWADA
SLOPPY!!!!!— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) July 22, 2018
Zawada just ending up on the bottom too much. Savvy performance by Danny Roberts. Really fun scrap! #UFCHamburg— Matt Schnell (@DANGER_Caged) July 22, 2018
30-27?— Chas Skelly (@ChasSkelly) July 22, 2018
NASRAT HAQPARAST DEF. MARC DIAKIESE
Diakese succumbing to that forward pressure. Nasrat will be looking to finish here in the 3rd. #UFCHamburg— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) July 22, 2018
Haqparast is a beast Mark is broken now I think— Belal muhammad (@bullyb170) July 22, 2018
Haqparast showed a lot of great stuff. Young exciting up and comer. I’ve watched Diakiese train and he’s an impressive specimen. Big win. Hoping Marc gets a chance to bounce back. #UFCHamburg— Matt Schnell (@DANGER_Caged) July 22, 2018
Whose performance at UFC Hamburg stood out to you the most?
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Anthony Smith def. Mauricio "Shogun" Rua
Corey Anderson def. Glover Teixeira
Abu Azaitar def. Vitor Miranda
Marcin Tybura def. Stefan Struve
Danny Roberts def. David Zawada
Nasrat Haqparast def. Marc Diakiese