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Perhaps the Most Impressive Performance of the Night”: Joe Rogan Praises ‘World-Beater’ After Knocking Out ‘Dangerous Opponent’ at UFC 283

Published 01/22/2023, 3:44 AM EST

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Joe Rogan is one of the most knowledgeable personalities in the sport of MMA. The former fear factor host knows the sport in and out. Moreover, his insightful knowledge is imparted by him through his podcast and social media accounts. The UFC commentator was absent from the commentary booth during UFC 283 in Brazil. However, he still managed to give his 2 cents about one particular match that caught his attention. The BJJ and Taekwondo black belt holder was all praises for this Brazilian fighter after he knocked out his ‘dangerous opponent’.

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Joe Rogan has high words for Ismael Bonfim for his win against Terrence McKinney

The UFC commentator praised the upcoming 27-year-old for his win against Terrence McKinney. ‘Marreta’ knocked out McKinney in the second round of their fight. Moreover, this performance was highly praised by fans and fighters, including Joe Rogan.


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The former fear factor host posted the video of the knockout on his Instagram account. The UFC commentator wrote, “Perhaps the most impressive performance of the night. @ismael.marreta [Ismael Bonfim] made his UFC debut against an incredibly dangerous opponent in McKinney, and he looked like a world beater tonight. It’s so exciting to see this sport continue to grow and evolve to the point where debut fighters like Bonfim look like world class contenders.”


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The knock was truly ecstatic, and one that goes into Bonfim’s highlight reel. Moreover, later in the evening, Ismael Bonfim was further overjoyed as his brother, Gabriel Bonfim, too secured a win.

The Bonfim brothers had a night to remember


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Ismael Bonfim and Gabriel Bonfim had one of the most amazing debuts in the UFC. Both brothers secured finishes over their opponents and fans went crazy upon seeing the fight.

Gabriel Bonfim submitted Mounir Lazzez in his fight in the welterweight division. The brothers aim to dominate the lightweight and the welterweight division. It will be interesting to witness their rise if they actually go on to do what they claim.


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Nevertheless, one of the brothers has caught the attention of Joe Rogan. The UFC commentator has an eye for potentially great fighters. Let’s see if the Bonfim brothers actually go and get their UFC glory.

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Written by:

Faizan Mirza


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Faizan Mirza is a UFC Writer at Essentially Sports. He has had a keen eye on the UFC since 2015 and is a fan of Conor McGregor because of his attitude and charisma. Faizan had been following McGregor's ascent in the sport.
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Ajinkya Aswale