The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to us tonight, March 5, 2022, for UFC 272, going down at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, live on pay-per-view.
Headlining the event is a truly epic non-title bout between two of the best welterweights on the planet, best friends turned bitter rivals, Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal.
Co-headlining the event is a catchweight (160 lbs) bout between former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos and Renato Moicano.
Dos Anjos was initially slated against Rafael Fiziev tonight, however, Fiziev withdrew from the bout via injury about a week ago and was replaced by a rising prospect in Moicano.
Opening up the main card tonight was another pretty epic clash, this one contested in the heavyweight division between Sergey Spivak and Greg Hardy.
Spivak has the wrestling needed to beat someone like Hardy, and Hardy possesses the power and athleticism it takes to defeat someone like Spivak. Both men have lost what the other is good at, and a number of times.
That makes for a very exciting fight going down around 10pm ET!
Continue reading to see how this heavyweight encounter went down:
Official Result: Sergey Spivak def. Greg Hardy via TKO (punches) at 2:16 of round one
Hardy connects with a hard leg kick once the fight starts and follows it up with another.
Spivak soon shoots in on a single leg, which Hardy beautifully stuffs. However, Spivak changed it into a hip toss and slams Hardy to the ground. It looks like he’s going to secure an arm-triangle choke, but Hardy is surprisingly able to make his way up.
Surprising because Spivak is a world class grappler who is very good at being top-heavy.
But, Spivak is able to keep hold of Hardy and throws him down again. He then secures mount and reigns down a number of heavy punches until the fight was stopped.
Sergey Spivak TKOs Greg Hardy in the 1st round! pic.twitter.com/FmGg5FLfeW
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