There weren’t a lot of people giving Wineland a shot against Barao when the two battled it out a little more than a week ago in Toronto. As it turned out, their lack of faith in Wineland’s ability was well-placed, as Barao found his rhythm early on and never looked back. After feeling Wineland out in the opening round, Barao attacked right away in the second stanza and connected with a beautiful spinning kick to his foe’s face. The blow rocked Wineland and before long Barao was on top of him, delivering shots until being pulled off by the referee. Amazingly the win was the 31st consecutive instance of success for the uber-impressive Brazilian.
There were only two UFC events in September but the shows still delivered enough action to keep fans satisfied for the month. Included in the bunch was a pair of title-fights, a plethora of highlight reel finishes, and an all-time classic between light heavyweights Jon Jones-Alexander Gustafsson. With October around the corner, it’s time to take a quick look back at some of the Octagon action from the past 30 days. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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