Cody Garbrandt ends losing streak with walk-off KO at UFC 250

There were plenty of people doubting Cody ‘No Love’ Garbrandt going into last night’s UFC 250 co-main event against fifth-ranked bantamweight stalwart Raphael Assuncao.

The former bantamweight champion had not tasted victory since winning the belt from Dominick Cruz at UFC 207 on Dec. 30 of 2016. He had been knocked out in three straight fights and hadn’t been in the Octagon in more than 15 months.

No former UFC champion has ever lost three fights in a row and come back to win the title again. However, at the age of 28, Garbrandt has every intention of doing just that.

That road back to the belt started last night in Las Vegas, where Garbrandt finished Assuncao with a thunderous right hand from hell at the buzzer to end Round 2. Turn the volume up for this highlight below:

Garbrandt cashed tickets as a -150 favorite. His walk-off KO hooked up ‘under’ backers (2.5 rounds) with a winner at a -105 price.

Proposition bets for Garbrandt to win by TKO/KO (for a +160 payout), to win in Round 2 (+600) and to win inside the distance (+175) cashed.

‘No Love’ came into the fight as the ninth-ranked bantamweight, so you can expect him to jump at least three spots and maybe get back in the top five.

Garbrandt, who got paid $130,000 to show and $130,000 to win, also earned a Performance of the Night bonus. With the extra $50,000 for POTN honors, he made $310,000 at UFC 250.

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