Fans who didn’t get a chance to check out the clash between Natal and Troeng based on its status as a preliminary pairing should definitely seek out the scrap sooner than later. Though Natal looked dominant at times, Troeng’s heart was on full display as he overcame early adversity and ultimately put his opponent in some precarious positions as well. The effort involved some excellent scrambles on the ground and a handful of powerful, precise strikes including one shot that nearly ended Troeng’s night. The bout was named the show’s Fight of the Night and understandably so based on the entertainment level involved.
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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