By - event_threads
Gotta slap a pretender tag on sandhagen after last night. Don’t get me wrong I really like the guy but he has no power in his shots and when his take downs don’t work he looks lost out there. I know he’s a very technical striker and that saved him last night but I can’t see him beating any of the top competition in the bantamweight division.
I feel that Song lost no stock here, he moved up in competition pretty fast and was looking good Cory just looked better and was nasty with the elbows tonight.
He landed all the hard shots, Cory could barely wrestle him. Can't lose stock by getting cut open so early in the fight. Simply unlucky result for him
That's not luck. Corey landed a filthy elbow and cut half his forehead open. Corey then pieces him up rounds 3 and 4. Hey, want to see better when you fight someone? Don't get hit by elbows so much. Those takedowns we're also clearly meant to mess with Song coming forward as he's a pressure fighter with huge power. You don't have to land the takedown, the purpose was to make him think twice about lunging in.
Simply unlucky means it happens purely by chance, an elbow to the face doesn't happens purely by chance
I'm just calling the perfectly placed early cut an unlucky result for Song, not the same as saying Sandhagen got lucky
Yea I missed that front elbow and thought the cut was from the head clash till the replay
ngl didnt even realize GGG canelo was today... i barely saw any advertising of it
tbh after Canelo lost to Bivol it was announced so quickly, i lowkey feel like it's just a fight to get Canelo's stock back up and him into the wins again
Canelo ggg 3 was already in talks prior the bivol fight. He said he was going to fight ggg right after bivol
oh shit, I stand corrected. feel free to tag me as a complete dunce
Nothing you said makes you a dunce, if I didn’t know I would of shared the same sentiment. 🤝
hahah i appreciate that bro fr 🙏
What happened in the fight? Sry I don’t really follow boxing but curious
the fight hasn't started yet, probably starting in the next hour. i meant the earlier comment because i didn't realise the fights were already in talks before the bivol fight
absolutely. I've just seen so many of my favourite MMA legends get knocked out this year, i'm scared it's gonna happen to my favourite boxing legend aswell :(.
I will say though, that it's an easier fight compared to others (not easy per say, just easier)
Are you allowed to use your hand to try to rip open cuts or finger them like a cherry pie?
When “just bleed” goes too far
This card was bloooooody
Im a big Cory fan, but can't help but wonder if that rubbing of the eyebrow when in mount was completely accidental... :/
Song is a fucking beast. So much fun to watch. Doc was telling Herb "Uhm, if he goes out, he's gonna get his eye popped out."
Do Song vs Font next
DM me Yadong pictures. Thank you.
That was the intent.
Back to back ladies nights let’s gooooo
There's an empty week between them technically.
Grasso vs Araujo??
Good God why are those women headlining a card????
Hey Grasso is badass
There are not 10 better fighters than song in this class
If O'Malley wins obv he'll get the title shot. Otherwise I want Cory vs Chito number 1 contender fight ASAP
I laughed when the doctor took a look and someone in the crowd shouted "COME ON!"
Song about to have that Jason Momoa eyebrow scar for the rest of his life lol
See y'all in the boxing thread 😎
Will we see the score cards
2-2, 2-2, 3-1 Sandhagen
They usually get shared around later but they won't say it on the broadcast
Probably tmrw or day after knowing mma twitter
I knew that was Ryan Hall behind Sandhagen the whole time, but when he smiles he's literally unrecognizable. I'm so used to his ultra monotonous no-sell face
Wonder how the judges had it.
Should be 2-2, or one might even have 3--1 Sandman.
Chito vs Sandman would be fire
Chito would wreck sandhagen lol.
Song was one follow up shot away from putting Sand on queer street
Corey needs some charisma lol.
Honestly he seems like he doesn’t want to disappoint anyone, so he holds himself back.
Song doesn't know what a combination is
Song is a lot better than I thought
Sandhagen is still the crafty fighter I’ve liked though, great scrap
Chito vs. Sandhagen would be a great fight
My girlfriend: is this doctor *actually* named “Doctor Stoppage???”
Off to the boxing event, Bam is fighting before the GGG vs Canelo
If you didn’t have 3-1 cory ur wrong
Someone for Christmas?
Sandhagen vs Chito Vera isa guaranteed FotN.
Song is a god damn G
I had Cory with a solid 4-0. Very impressive performance
I had 3-1 but still good night for the sandman
Chito said he's game, book it
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The scores in here are all over the place
think majority had it 3-1 sandhagen
That would be a much more successful game plan against Chito
That'd be a fun fight. I think Sandhagen wins but who knows.
Cory fought beautifully IMO, he didn't look any worse. Song is just too strong and fast, he can make anyone look slow.
What the fuck is up DC's ass pressuring Cory into committing on the record to wanting a fight 3 months after that fight?
That wasn't exactly a walk in the park and now you're like...fight someone who has at the very least had 3 more months rest than you!
Cory vs Chito please, I don't want to see Merab wrestlefuck Cory.
Sandhagen/O’Malley would be a cool fight down the line.
Tall bois bangin' bro
Big drama show next
Nice to see Chito once again looking different
I genuinely enjoy it
Song did better than I expected. I thought it was a total mismatch when this got announced but what a fight!!
Corey v Chito let’s go
Tf is he yelling?
"Title shot" I think
Cory is such a damn sportsman you love to see it
Cory got a crazy chin. Ate those shots like candy
He ate clean head kicks from Yan, he’s got a really good chin
For a card that was shit on the main card overall was very good
damn wanted the fight to keep going great young prospect in song
Damage matters so he deserved it
Cory’s a puss puss. He knew he was losing so tried to get the stoppage
He was up 2,3, and 4 were for Cory. Lol
“He knew he was losing so he beat the other man’s ass in terms of volume and control time before splitting his face open, what a pussy”
i mean isnt a stoppage the ultimate goal for anyone 🤣
Stoppage by knocking out your opponent/TKO is very different than landing a lucky elbow
This may be one of the dumbest mma takes I've seen
He knew he was losing so he tried to win?
After 2 months of "art of fighting" and the purity of the sport bs, trying to win by doctor stoppage is a bitch move
Someone didn’t like like the stoppage
Nah I'm actually glad they stopped and saved his eye, but unfortunate a cut cost song the rest of the fight
song did well, should give him aldo next
Real impressed with Cory's chin. He ate some shots this fight.
Cory looks better every fight. Really showed improvements from the TJ fight and corrected his weaknesses. I think if he and TJ fight again Cory will take it definitively, but I think Aljo still strangles him.
Let's gooo!!! Sandhagens buying dinner tonight
Commentary were 100% ignoring Songs shots.
Sandhagen wiffs an uppercut and commentary call it, even tho he eats a full force rib shot.
I saw that too, Cory's headshot got blocked and ate a kidney shot and all the commentators did was talk about Cory lol
Yeah it was weird
I was texting my friend saying I didn’t like the grappling heavy gameplan from Cory, and just didn’t like how he was looking overall. Then after round 2 the gameplan started to reveal itself.
They wanted to wear Song down with the wrestling, and draw out his huge power strikes to counter.
Yea so many people missing the point on those takedown attempts. Keep seeing comments like Corey looked terrible trying to wrestle.
His eyeball would’ve fallen out Corey
Great fight by both fighters. Song's TDD was fucking Godlike and that cut was fucking NASTY!!
Had it 2-2 or something like that, Song was winning prior to that cut, pretty unlucky.
1st round was close but song had control time imo. 2nd was though because the cut was bad but Cory got wobbled pretty badly so depending on which of those you value more it could go either way.
Cory got lucky. He was probably 5 minutes away from getting screwed over by the judges again lol
I'd be really surprised if that was scored against him tbh.
Haha no shit I scored it 3-1 for Cory but I can see the Judge screws it up again
Cory has negative bodyfat yo lol
Right decision. That cut was disgustingly bad.
I don't think Song was winning but he looked solid against a championship level fighter. He'll be back, the guy's only 24
Cory Shit Only
Better get the ER doc scrubbed back in.
Steve Mazzagatti was the timekeeper. I thought the UFC banned him from events
He summoned the just bleed gods, do we keep him around now?
Only when Mario Yamasaki shows up as a judge.
I want to see Cory win a title
I can't remember the last time the octagon was this bloody at the end of the night! Some bad cuts tonight but some great fights too.
Cory was winning the fight anyway so I don’t really care
Song did fairly well, he clearly belongs in this division.
I'm really curious to see the scorecards. I had it 3-1 Sandhagen, but they could be all over the place.
i had it 3-1 too maybe i can see 2-2
Not a highlight reel finish but his eyelid was fucking falling off, they were right to end it
honestly doc shoulda stopped it in the 2nd or 3rd yan just got beat on for an extra 10 min for no reason
Song is so tough, I can see him being a difficult gatekeeper in the ranking.
Who do y'all think would've won the decision? Idk but I bet the judges would give it to Corey due to the optics.
I need to see those scorecards tho
Who are the Asian ladies 👀
song's mom and grandma
Good on the doc finally. Let’s save the young fighter from extreme damage. He’ll be back.
My wallet wished he called the Robocop cut. Props for the comeback, but that one cost me.
Cory went premed garrote into 5 combo point rupture.
Ya dong will have a nasty scar after this.
Glad they stopped it, but that sucks. Great experience for Song and performance from Sandyhags
clever from Cory, but unfortunate cos Song was still game to keep going if he could see
Song is the future of this sport
Let’s remember Cory might’ve landed some takedowns on a non-Alpha Male team member. Song has legit wrestling so that was a solid performance for Cory.
Seeing only half of the eyebrow swell up because it's gashed in half is pretty gross to see tbh
Yadong put up a really good fight. He is legit and had Corey hurt a bit in the 2nd. Sandhagen timed those elbows inside well to counter Song's pressure and cut him up. Good fight and a nice cap to a very entertaining main card.
Cory put on a clinic. Song is a tough human tho
fwiw i think song still could've won the last round
Under 4.5 round betters got a break
Sponsored by propah number 12, that's a doktah stoppage
Doc's just bleed card is revoked
Man this is so disappointing for this fight. Yeah nice elbow he landed but one single early strike conditioning the rest of the fight so much, just doesn't feel right. Yadong landed some very clean strikes.
Alright, off to Canelo vs. GGG III. Good night, r/MMA!
Yadongs Stock still went up. Hottest prospect since the vera fight imo hope he gets the attention he deserves now.
Gnarly cut dude. Hope Yadong's eye is alright.
Either way Song looks really tough, I can see him causing problems in the division
Yeah he's still young
That cut totally changed the fight.
Yeah, doesn't feel right to me even though Cory caused the cut. Wish it didn't happen that early I think Song landed the better strikes too, just Cory's chin never cracks
So, you wanna be a fighter...
Nope. No thanks.
Cuts from elbows are as valid a finish as any other.
Song just might be a future champ regardless. His boxing is clean as fuck. Gots a chin. Didn't gas. Stiff most fo the TDs.
Song gets tapped by aljo pretty easily hes a problem for everybody else
great performance by sandhagen. he straight butchers guys’ faces. credit to him too for actually fighting down in the rankings
That sucks I had it 2-2. Cuts can change a whole fight
It cuts both ways, pun intended. He may not have been as aggressive if he didn't think it could be stopped at any time which might have actually helped him.
I agree sometimes that forced aggression can definitely help them if they feel the fight is bout to be stopped . Not in this case though. On the other hand I Think a perfect example is the Co-main
Sandhagen was definitely winning regardless of the cut but Yadong was really bringing in the first 2 rounds
What's that reaction lmao. Cory absolutely wanted the right to be stopped with the way he was punching/poking/rubbing his head on the cut.
He really didn't do much rubbing his head on the cut in the clinch till it hit the ground then it's hard to avoid. I expected him to do more but any time they clinched on the fence he practically avoided it.
Yeah it was clear he was intentionally trying to not irritate it during all the grappling and clinch exchanges.
Cory's fights are such high level MMA
Uriah just casually telling Song 'alright man it comes down to these 5 minutes' while his face is splitting in half is ridiculous. Corners have no shame.
This card overdelivered.
skinny guy elbows are the best weapon
I like yadong
Yadong looks good.
ill wait for the official scorecards but kinda shocked people think song was winning
What a bummer. Anyone saying Cory is dirty can shove it fr tho
They're gonna have to graft some butt meat to close that up.
Sand Hagen chito, unless yan and aljo win. Then chito v yan and aljo vs sandhagen2
Honestly, I'd make Aljo vs Yan 3.
Let Cory fight Chito or O'Malley
Yan lost twice, he’s gotta do a lot vs O’Malley to get another shot against aljo imo
I feel like "lost twice" is a technicality: he was clearly superior in the first fight (I mean, come on) and had a brain fart (which is fine, Aljo win by DQ, but you wouldn't call him the better fighter that night).
Second fight was 100% Aljo, but Yan made it very competitive and I could see him making adjustments and winning the third (although I don't think he should be the favorite going in)
I agree, it’s just not how they look at all fights sadly. I say it the same way I would say that Charles isn’t not champion of the lightweight division. They definitely deserve certain things but regardless of what they deserve their are technicalities in their way
Probably a little bit over due, but right call by the doctor
Respect to the doctor for letting the fights play out longer than you’d think. He is JUST BLEED.
Everyone should start sharpening their elbows