Three More Rounds: Bryce's post fight thoughts. 1. Adam Milstead: Blue Collar American
Adam Milstead wasted no time in his UFC debut, winning in questionable fashion over Chris De La Rocha. While controversial, I feel referee Chris Tognoni stopped it at the right time because De La Rocha stopped adequately defending and was bleeding like a stuffed pig. Milstead, a regular sparring partner of Heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic, looked impressive in his octagon debut. If he continues to develop, I see him being a force in the division. Whether he is a future champion or a chump who never reaches the top 10, I'm looking forward to his next bout. 2. Renan Barao. Whoops.
Coming off of a shocking loss to Jeremy "Lil Heathen" Stephens, the former Banthamweight king is now reeling from 3 losses out of his last 4 fights. In his most recent loss, Barao looked sloppy and has yet to find his stride since falling to TJ Dillashaw. In the first round, it seemed he had found his rythym, taking control of "Lil Heathen," but it was short lived. He quickly gassed, showing he didn't have an adequate camp for his new weight. He needs to get it together, and quick, because the UFC has no problem leaving those that cannot adopt in the dust. 3. "No Love" is the real deal!
The main event last night pitted two promising prospects, one emerging a superstar. Cody Garbrandt came out victorious in spectacular fashion, knocking out Thomas Alemida in the first round. With some of the fastest hands in the UFC, "No Love" also demonstrated scary power, sending a statement to the top of the division. I have no doubt in my mind that Garbrandt will be the Banthamweight champion one day. One other certainty I have is that this was not the last fight between "Thominhas" and "No Love," except their next meeting may be for a bit of jewelry.