Today, the HUGELY anticipated UFC Fight Island kicked off on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.
Davey Grant was the performance of the night in a nail-biting win versus Martin Day in the Bantamweight division, but it was the main event that has taken over Twitter threads.
The big draw of the morning, which took place in front of empty stands, saw defending champ Kamaru Usman take on Jorge Masvidal (who only joined the scorecard SIX days ago) and the fight people have been waiting months has certainly left an impression. Here are the highlights…
Usman defended his belt and continues his reign as undisputed welterweight champ
Twitter reactions suggest Usman’s defence of his title was limited to stomping rather than strikes
— Artekkers (@AFCUMD1) July 12, 2020
In a controversial fight, this moment of respect is getting a lot of applause
A classy finish, when both fighters say they’ll fight again in future.
Some netizens were not impressed with the highly publicised clash
That's embarrassing for a big guy like @USMAN84kg to do nothing but foot-stomping against the man @GamebredFighter who took the fight in 6 days notice, I mean the cuts jorge got is from Usman head, not a single good punch
— Rëto Rallen (@RetoRallen) July 12, 2020
People all over the world stayed up late to catch the fight, and not everyone was impressed with the result
— braylen (@braylen19746623) July 12, 2020
When people compare Usman to Khabib… not up in here!
— Bilal (@Bilal_BK8) July 12, 2020
Kamaru Usman hung on to his title by scoring a split-decision victory – three more Fight Nights to go people!
Most boring fight I've ever seen in my life.
— Rohan Khadka (@RohanKhadka39) July 12, 2020