Gonzaga’s knockout of Filipovic will forever be known as one of the best in UFC history both in its viciousness and meaning. The match-up was meant to serve as a stepping stone for Filipovic to earn a title-shot. The PRIDE star was on a five-fight winning streak with first round finishes in each and seen as being extremely dangerous due to his history of destroying opponents with high kicks. However, it was Gonzaga who ultimately landed the technique flush, crumpling “Cro Cop” in an awkward fashion and shocking the world with less than ten seconds to go in the scrap’s initial stanza.
For an evening, fans in Manchester, England are trading in their fish and chips for fists and chins thanks to the lineup for UFC Fight Night 30. The card features a main event between middleweights Lyoto Machida-Mark Munoz with Melvin Guillard-Ross Pearson colliding in the co-headliner. Both bouts have the potential to produce highly memorable results, following suit with numerous past showdowns unfolding in the area. In general, England is often associated with good fights thanks to a few truly serving as royalty amongst UFC rumbles in the nation. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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