UFC 221 video highlights: Jussier Formiga vs. Ben Nguyen – with a brutal ending

11 February 2018

Jussier Formiga’s title hopes got a major boost with a brutal ending to his bout at Saturday’s UFC 221 event.

Formiga (21-5 MMA, 8-4 UFC), who’s No. 7 in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA flyweight rankings, took out No. 3-ranked Nguyen (18-7 MMA, 4-2 UFC).

The preliminary-card bout, which aired on FS1 prior to the pay-per-view main card at Perth Arena in Australia, ended when Formiga countered a kick with a spinning backfist and then choked out his dazed opponent with a third-round rear-naked choke.

Here’s another look at the pivotal blow, which earned “Performance of the Night” honors (via Twitter):

Formiga, who’s now on a 3-1 run, is one of the few flyweight contenders who hasn’t fought dominant 125-pound champ Demetrious Johnson. However, he helped his chances with his latest victory.

Check out the full highlights above.

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    Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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