Chad Mendes Just Got Lit Up Like A Christmas Tree By Alex Volkanovski
Alex Volkanovski continued his climb up the 145 ranks tonight at UFC 232, by taking out longtime contender, Chad Mendes in thrilling fashion.
Both featherweights came out with a lot of movement and a steady stream of strikes. As the round neared its end, Volkanovski appeared to be landing more often, however, Mendes briefly took the rising fighter down.
Not long into round two, Mendes cracked Volkanovski with a big punch and then sent the latter to the deck. Volkanovski, however, got back to his feet and started landing some hard punches of his own, before Mendes countered with a takedown. Volkanovski got back to his feet again, and proceeded to pepper Mendes with jabs, but found himself on the mat via another takedown.
When Volkanovski rallied after his opponent’s attack, the fight visibly shifted as Mendes tired and started to back up. That provided another opening as Volkanovski backed him to the fence and unleashed the shots that prompted the stoppage.
Once more, Volkanovski got back to his feet, and moments later he put Mendes down with a booming right to the temple and that was that.
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