Essay On Sports History

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Thanks to a wild and crazy night at Madison Square Garden Saturday night, the UFC has three new champions. Some tagged UFC 217 as the best card of the year, and the event certainly lived up to the hype. The card gave people what they want to see out of a high-priced event: finishes. Some were more unexpected than others, but the event was quite a spectacle and now opens a forum of many questions heading into 2018. In the first of the three title fights, and perhaps the most shocking, Rose Namajunas claimed the women’s strawweight title by making longtime champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk tap due to strikes in the first round. Namajunas landed a picture-perfect overhand right, dropping Jedrzejczyk, which led to the strikes on the ground that…show more content…
“The kid’s tough, he hits hard. You can condition your chin. I got caught with a big right but I bounced right back.” Dillashaw previously held the title from May 2014, when he defeated Renan Barao, until January 2016, when he lost a split decision to Dominick Cruz, who then lost the title to Garbrandt. The win was the seventh in eight fights for the new champ. As for what’s next for Dillashaw, he wants to go for a second belt against flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson. “Demetrious Johnson, I’m coming for you,” Dillashaw said. “You’ve got that record that’s fake, you dodged me, and I’m coming for that belt and you know it.” In the main event, Georges St-Pierre cemented his legacy and reminded everyone that he’s on a short list of greatest UFC fighters of all time. The former, longtime UFC welterweight champion returned to the Octagon for the first time in four years and captured a tremendous upset over Michael Bisping to win the UFC middleweight title. St-Pierre became just the fourth fighter in UFC history to hold championships in two different weight classes after submitting Bisping in the third round. “I don’t have a word in my mouth right now,” St-Pierre said after earning his 13th consecutive victory. “It’s a dream come true, guys. Thank you for the support, it’s my dream come true.” St-Pierre landed a heavy left hook that dropped Bisping, leading to the finish. GSP landed elbows that forced Bisping to scramble
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