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“What a Freaking War!” – UFC Champions Charles Oliveira, Aljamain Sterling Among Those to React to Steven Peterson vs Julian Erosa War

Published 02/05/2022, 8:08 PM EST

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UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs Strickland has not disappointed the fans at all. After some brilliant bouts on the UFC’s third preliminary card of 2022, the first fight on the main card took it to a whole new level. Julian Erosa took on Steven Peterson in a catchweight battle after Peterson missed weight.

The fans expected a slugfest and got just that. Erosa got off the blocks better and had ‘Ocho’ in trouble. However, he came back strong in the second round and landed some clean hard strikes that stunned Erosa.


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Both fighters didn’t back out and gave everyone watching an absolute treat. It was a barn burner, and they both left everything inside the octagon. After a closely fought battle, ‘Juicy J’ was able to get the victory via a split decision. It was his fifth win in his last six outings.


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The fight had the MMA community on the edge of their seats. Some of the biggest names in the sport had tuned in and couldn’t keep their emotions to themselves. Here’s a look at some of the best reactions.

MMA community reacts to Julian Erosa vs. Steven Peterson

The biggest stars in the sport tuned in for the fight and couldn’t contain their excitement.

The UFC bantamweight champion, Aljamain Sterling, was one of them. He wrote, “This fight is WILD! Peterson back into the fight now. Erosa has to be more defensively responsible in this 3rd RD and he should win this.”


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UFC lightweight champion, Charles Oliveira, who has been in some wars himself, was watching as well. He wrote, Back and forth action #UFCVegas47.”

UFC bantamweight competitor and an absolute warrior himself, Adrian Yanez couldn’t contain his excitement as well. He wrote, “That was a hell of a fight!!”

Damon Martin from MMA Fighting also reacted to the fight and was gutted that Peterson missed weight.


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Fights like these keep the fans engaged and every fight on the card has been a war till now. The MMA community would be hoping for the card to only get better as the next fights come.


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What did you think of the UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs Strickland main card opener? Did you have Erosa winning as well? Let us know in the comments below!



Arunaditya Aima

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Arunaditya is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Multimedia Journalism from IIJNM, Arunaditya aspires to be an important voice in the world of MMA and interview the likes of Jon Jones, Conor McGregor, Amanda Nunes, and other such superstars of the sport. He has followed the sport for over a decade and is an ardent fan of Georges St-Pierre, who he believes is the greatest of all time.