Cory Sandhagen Gains Over 10k Followers on Twitter Within 45 Minutes of Sensational KO Win Over Frankie Edgar

Published 02/07/2021, 5:41 AM EST


Cory Sandhagen grabbed all kinds of positive attention after he knocked out Frankie Edgar in sensational fashion in their bantamweight co-main event at UFC Fight Night 184. ‘Sandman’ was trending all over the internet and managed to gain 10k followers within 45 minutes of his triumph.

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Social media is a big thing for the fighters as it helps them garner the needed exposure to market themselves. Sandhagen is a superstar fighter with incredible skills. But, his recent setback against ‘Funkmaster’ Aljamain Sterling at UFC 250 was heartbreaking for the rising star. He has restored his place in the division with two highlight-reel finishes over Marlon Moraes and Frankie Edgar, respectively.

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No doubt, UFC fans around the world were keeping an eye on tonight’s stacked fight card. Apart from the heavyweight main-event between Alexander Volkov and Alistair Overeem, Sandhagen vs Edgar was yet another big attraction for fight fans. Sandhagen used the stage better than one could have imagined.

It’s fair to say he did everything right to gain thousands of fans with that knockout. Going forwards, fans may think of Sandhagen’s KO whilst recollecting Jorge Masvidal‘s picturesque flying knee KO against Ben Askren at UFC 239.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – OCTOBER 11: (L-R) Cory Sandhagen kicks Marlon Moraes of Brazil in their bantamweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on October 11, 2020, in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Sandhagen’s wheel kick finish of ‘Magic‘ Marlon Moraes was spectacular in its own right. He has certainly put his athleticism on display as of late.

Who’s next for Cory Sandhagen?

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Sandhagen deserves a title shot next. There’s no argument over that claim. His body of work in the division has undoubtedly put him in the prime spot to fight for the belt next. Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan will clash for the gold at UFC 259. Sandhagen should be next for whoever wins that fight.

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There’s no doubt ‘Sandman‘ will look to right his wrong against ‘Funkmaster‘. Also, a fight again Yan will be a great spectacle for the fans too. Who should Sandhagen fight next? What did you make of his rapid follower gain on social media?

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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