Diego Lopes massacres opponent and wins third consecutive lightning victory at UFC 300

Featherweight promise makes it look easy and brutalizes Sodiq Yusuff with a run over in the first round

Diego lopes (dir.) in victory in UFC 300. Photo: Reproduction/Twitter @UFCNews

O 'hyping' it's real. Brazilian promise in featherweight (up to 65,7kg.), Diego lopes returned to 'cause' in the octagon. In his biggest career challenge to date, the athlete made the challenge seem easy in the face of the dangerous Sodiq Yusuf and he needed just over a minute to settle the bill in front of the member of the top 15. With sharp hands, the athlete took his rival to a lightning knockout and extended the great phase.

The result makes Lopes make a significant leap in the category led by Ilia Topuria. The athlete did not waste his commitment to face the 13th in the ranking and now occupies a prominent place in the group.

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The triumph marked the third positive result in a row for the Brazilian. The last three outcomes took place in the first round.

Surpassed by Diego, Yusuff is experiencing an unprecedented moment in his career. Overcome by Edson Barboza at the end of 2023, the fighter had never suffered two consecutive defeats.

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The fight started with Diego throwing a low kick at his opponent. Yusuff responded with a direct one. Afterwards, Lopes surprised his rival with a clean 'upper' to the chin. Sodiq went to canvas. The Brazilian began a true massacre against his opponent. Yusuff stood up, but collapsed again with another 'upper'. The referee stopped the fight after Sodiq was punished by the Brazilian.

UFC 300 results

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Light heavyweight (up to 93 kg): Alex Poatán derrotou Jamahal hill by knockout at 3m14s of R1 – fight for the belt

Straw weight (up to 52,1 kg): Weili Zhang derrotou yan xiaonan in the unanimous decision of the judges (49-45, 49-45, 49-45) – fight for the belt

Light weight (up to 70,3 kg): Max Holloway derrotou Justin gaethje by knockout at 4m59s of R5- fight for the BMF belt

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Light weight (up to 70,3 kg): Arman Tsarukyan derrotou Charles of the Bronx in the judges' split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Average weight (up to 83,9kg): BoNickal finished Cody Brundage with a rear naked choke at 3m38s of R2

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Light heavyweight (up to 93 kg): Jiri Prochazka derrotou Aleksandr Rakic by technical knockout at 3m17s of R2

Featherweight (up to 65,7 kg): aljamain sterling derrotou Calvin kattar in the unanimous decision of the judges (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Bantam weight (up to 61,2 kg): Kayla harrison finished Holly holm with a rear naked choke at 1m47s of R2

Featherweight (up to 65,7 kg): Diego lopes derrotou Sodiq Yusuf by technical knockout at 1m29s of R1

Light weight (up to 70,3 kg) Renato Moicano derrotou jalin turner by technical knockout at 4m11s of R2

Straw weight (up to 52,1 kg): Jessica Stacker derrotou Marina Rodriguez in the judges' split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Light weight (up to 70,3 kg): Bobby Green derrotou Jim Miller in the unanimous decision of the judges (30-27, 30-25, 29-26)

Bantam weight (up to 61,2 kg): Deiveson Figueiredo finished cody garbrandt with a rear naked choke at 4m02s of R2

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