Three More Rounds: UFC on FOX - Tampa

By: Bryce Okay, so UFC on FOX: Teixeira vs. Evans is concluded, and there are a few things to take away from this:

1. #SpeedKills

You hear it on TV. You see it on Instagram. Heck, it's the motto of Oregon football. It also happens to be the motto of John Dodson. Dodson returned to Banthamweight and looked as though he never left, winning in an astounding 47 second TKO. To get the finish, he overwhelmed Manvel Gamburyan's defenses and fired punch after punch until referee James Warring pulled him away. Also, he told Joe Rogan that he was looking at the new champion, a title Dominick Cruz has no intentions of losing any time soon. While time will tell how far "The Magician" can go, you can be certain it will be a show.

2. Khabib Nurmagomedov is a scary man

Although he fought someone off of 9 days notice, "The Eagle" seemed to be comfortable in the octagon after a nearly two year layoff. He looked fast on the feet and dominant on the ground. The lightweight division should take notice, as "The Eagle" has landed, and he's coming with a vengeance. 

3. Father Time Catches Up To All of Us

In the main event, Rashad Evans caught amnesia via Glover Teixeira's fist. Dominick Cruz said that after the second camp back from injury, one could expect a better performance. This sounded promising for Evans, who recovered from said injury, and was coming off of a loss at the hands of Ryan Bader. Approaching his 37th birthday and now 2-4 in his last six bouts, it may be time to look at retirement. If he should decide to hang it up, there is no doubt his legacy has long been cemented, from winning TUF 2 as a heavyweight, to KO'ing Chuck Liddell, and earning his light heavyweight crown. Either way, Rashad is a one-of-a-kind fighter and the UFC may never have another fighter like him. 

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