In today’s rare Sunday afternoon UFC Fight card, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua was savagely knocked out in the first round of his scheduled five-round bout.
Taking on the legend on short notice, Anthony Smith was successful in taking out his second UFC legend in his second straight consecutive month.
After the bout, UFC fighters took to twitter with their reactions:
Ok this one is going to be a finish… #UFCHamburg
— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) July 22, 2018
— KEN SHAMROCK (@ShamrockKen) July 22, 2018
Holly shit that was vicious!!! #UFCHamburg
— Truck Gordon (@TruckMMA_UFC) July 22, 2018
— Matt Schnell (@DANGER_Caged) July 22, 2018
Fuck yeah @lionheartsmith !!!!! Beautiful and dominating fight!!!
— Chris Camozzi (@ChrisCamozzi) July 22, 2018
— Jessica Penne (@JessicaPenne) July 22, 2018
Hope that’s the last time we see the legend that is shogun what a fighter ???#UFCHAMBURG
— Neil 2 Tap Seery (@NeilSeeryMMA) July 22, 2018
Damn that was quick! #UFCHamburg
— Frankie Saenz (@FrankieSaenz) July 22, 2018