In a surprising turn of events, top lightweight contender BobbyGreen secured a major upset by swiftly knocking out Grant Dawson in just 33 seconds. The event took place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, on October 7.
This thrilling showdown headlined UFC Vegas 80, defying fan expectations of Dawson emerging victorious.
Following the intense bout, Green expressed a desire to bring his dogs into the octagon. But UFC legend Daniel Cormier was conducting the interview and politely declined the request.
While understandable, fans were touched by Green’s gesture. They found it heartwarming that Green wished to celebrate his win with his loyal companions.
During his interview with DC, Green voiced his ambition to become the most active competitor in the UFC. He also expressed his eagerness to compete again this December.
He went on to say that he did not like to call out competitors and that he was open to facing whatever opponent the organization chose to put him up against.
Given that this was his third bout of 2023 and that he has another one scheduled for a few months from now, Green has been quite busy this year.
Bobby Green’s exceptional performance at UFC Fight Night 229 saw him outclassing Dawson, who had remained undefeated in the UFC until this encounter. Despite Dawson’s initial dominance, Green managed to land a precise left-handed strike which sent him to the canvas.
Green wasted no time, following up with a flurry of ground-and-pound strikes before the referee intervened.
At 37 years old, Bobby Green is proving age is no obstacle as he continues to excel in the octagon. With an eye on the lightweight rankings, Green has already outlined his plans.
For Grant Dawson, this loss marked the end of his dominant run in the UFC. His previous victory over Damir Ismagulov in June had solidified his position. Prior to that, he showcased his submission prowess against notable lightweight contenders Mark O. Madsen and Jared Gordon.