Garbrandt gets second-round KO at UFC 250 over Assunção

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Cody “No Love” is back. Cody Garbrandt defeated Raphael Assunção in the second round of the co-main event of UFC 250 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The fight was stopped at 4:59 in the second round. Garbrandt put his entire weight behind a right hand to knock out Assunção.

UFC fighter Cody Garbrandt waits for the start of his bantamweight bout against Takeya Mizugaki at the UFC 202 event
Cody Garbrandt waits for the start of his bantamweight bout against Takeya Mizugaki at the UFC 202 event (Getty Images)

The Brazilian was having trouble after being knocked out. He was not able to sit on a stool before being moved to the mat of the Octagon by the medical staff, as he still battled being out.

This is just the second knockout loss by Assunção. His other knockout loss came nearly a decade ago, as he was knocked out by Erik Koch at UFC 128 on March 19, 2011.

The 28-year-old Uhrichsville, Ohio native has now improved to 12-3 in his MMA career. This is now his 10th knockout in his career.

Garbrandt snapped his three-fight losing streak with this win. Before this win, he had not won since he defeated Dominick Cruz at UFC 207 by unanimous decision on Dec. 30, 2016.

This was his first knockout win since he defeated Takeya Mizugaki at UFC 202 on Aug. 20, 2016 by TKO (Punches) in the first-round.

Assunção has fallen to 27-8 in his MMA career. The Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil native has now lost his last three fights. Besides Garbrandt, he has also lost to Cory Sandhagen and Marion Moraes.

He has not won a fight in the company since July 2018 when he defeated Rob Font by unanimous decision at UFC 226.

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