Sean O’Connell is all about leaving it all in the cage, for better or for worse (and when it comes to his Octagon record, it’s a pretty even split between the two). Corey Anderson has fallen to some high-level adversity – namely, he lost to Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in his last outing – but he’s otherwise smoked dudes consistently. Can you guess who’s the favorite in those one?
O’Connell takes the center of the cage and looks to strike, and after 40 seconds Anderson starts scoring takedowns, easing into top position and peppering O’Connell with elbows and short punches while working to pass half-guard. They remain there for most of the round, and when O’Connell comes close to regain his feet in the final 30 seconds, Anderson throws him back down and batters the hell out of him.
They’re back on the ground in no time when Round 2 commences, and Anderson resumes smashing his opponent. This time, however, Anderson finds his way into mount, and once there, he pours on the punishment – so much so that the ref steps in.
Results: Corey Anderson def. Sean O’Connell via TKO (Punches) at 2:36, R2