UFC Fight Night 70 is in the books. What did we learn from an entertaining night in Hollywood, Fla.? Well, let’s find out.

Thiago Santos Can Kick People In The Head…

Paul Felder may be the leading candidate for the Knockout of the Year, but tonight we have a new rival: Thiago Santos. Santos landed a head kick twenty-nine seconds into the first round that knocked Steve Bosse out cold. Santos did not even try to throw another shot, but instead, he walked right past Bosse like a boss. That will be a kick we will all remember.

Eddie Gordon’s Weight Was Not His Issue:

When you win The Ultimate Fighter, you have expectations attached to your name the rest of your career. This may be unfair, but it is the reality of winning the show. Eddie Gordon has struggled since winning the show and many thought that his weight was the main culprit to his struggles. Well after UFC Fight Night 70, we have learned that it was not his weight, but himself instead. Gordon came on weight and looked great, but once he was inside the octagon, he did not look so great. Antonio Carlos Junior dominated the whole fight and ended up finishing Gordon with a rear-naked choke late in round three. It was not a good performance for Eddie Gordon and showed that maybe he needs to go back to the regional promotions before he fights again in the UFC.

Larkin Is Back:

In 2012, Lorenz Larkin beat Robbie Lawler, and in a pretty impressive fashion. Since that victory in 2012, Larkin has only won two of his last six fights. He decided to go down a weight-class and won his first fight against John Howard. Many were excited to see what was next for him, but some were scared to get their hopes up. Well for the ones that believed in Larkin, you were right. Larkin is back and after his performance on Saturday night he showed that he means business in the welterweight division.

Yoel Romero Is The Real Deal:

One of the biggest questions about Romero was if he could beat a top guy in the division. Well, Romero answered that with some fireworks. Romero controlled the fight even though it started slow and Machida may have won the first round. After round one, Romero started to dial in and land his strikes. Then in round three, Romero took Machida down and immediately started to throw elbows and punches that ended the fight. Romero looked great and showed fans he is the real deal. Romero deserves bigger fights and I can’t wait to see whom he gets next.

About The Author

Jeremy Klump
Interview Coordinator / Video Manager

Jeremy Klump is a Sport Media major at Ithaca College and has been writing about Mixed Martial Arts for over a year now. He interned at MVC Sports Management and AMA Fight Club. While interning at MVC and AMA, Jeremy found out that he had a true passion for writing about Mixed Martial Arts. He has interviewed and wrote articles on top UFC fighters while also having knowledge of regional fighters and the top new comers. He looks to grow as a writer and expand his knowledge of Mixed Martial Arts while being a proud member of The MMA Corner team.