Dilemma for Dana White as UFC 296 Leon Edwards – Colby Covington Card Gets a Possibly Big Demand From Bobby Green After Grant Dawson KO

Published 10/07/2023, 9:44 PM EDT

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Grant Dawson finally secured his first fight in a main event at UFC Vegas 80. He went head-to-head against none other than the veteran Bobby Green. However, things took an unexpected turn for the 29-year-old, and fans have shared their reactions to it on social media.

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‘KGD’ Dawson has been on a roll since debuting in the UFC in 2019. Coming out of Dana White’s Contender Series, he’s racked up a 9-fight winning streak, including his Contender Series fight. However, things did not turn out in Dawson’s favor. Let’s see what transpired during the fight.

Bobby demanded to fight in December after defeating Grant Dawson at UFC Vegas 80

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The five-rounded main event did not go in favor of the 29-year-old fighter. Moreover, he suffered his first loss in the UFC in just a few seconds of the opening round. Bobby Green shut his doubters up by registering an amazing knockout win against a fighter who was dubbed to cruise through ‘King’ at UFC Vegas 80.

Bobby Green knocked out the 10th-ranked lightweight with a straight left and finished Grant Dawson off in just 33 seconds. However, he told Daniel Cormier after the fight that he thought he landed a right-handed strike. The 37-year-old registered his second win in a row in his third fight of the year.

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Following the fight, Daniel Cormier asked him whom Bobby Green wanted to fight next. He had no name in his mind and stated that he’s happy to fight whoever UFC sets him up with. However, Gren did mention that he wishes to return to action in December, which can only mean UFC 296. The card for the December pay-per-view already has a big-money fight with the Colby Covington vs Leon Edwards title fight, and UFC CEO Dana White might have a dilemma on his hands. Let’s take a look at what the fans had to say about the finish of the main event.

Green’s amazing finish impressed fans

It is safe to say that nobody expected that kind of finish to the fight, given that Grant Dawson was undefeated coming into the fight. The fans were simply amazed at how Bobby Green finished the 29-year-old.

One fan also praised Green’s setup to the knockout strike.

One fan said:

A user of Twitter (X) may have got the prediction of the fight wrong.

The fans could not believe that the fight ended so early.

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Moreover, one fan mentioned the unpredictability of the fights in the UFC.

 

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Bobby Green has proved to be an exciting fighter with two finishes in two fights. As such, we might see him return for another fight in 2023. However, it remains to be seen if Dana White will consider putting him on the December card. We will have to wait and see how things pan out for ‘King’ in the days to come.

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Himanga Mahanta

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Himanga Mahanta is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. He has a passion for combat sports and a deep understanding of the intricacies of MMA. With his expertise and extensive knowledge, Himanga provides in-depth coverage of UFC events and fighters, bringing his readers closer to the action and the athletes they admire.
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