UFC 169 showcased a wild, thrilling fight in the lightweight division between Jamie Varner and Abel Trujillo. Both exchanged early, throwing caution to the wind and landing huge bombs. Both had their moments, and it all came to an end in the second round when Trujillo landed a beautiful right hook, which sent Varner out and to the canvas.
It was a perfectly timed shot, and he needed it because Varner was unloading on Trujillo almost at will. Trujillo was hurt, but he was never out of the fight. He gutted it out and delivered a sensational KO, which is one of his best wins to date. Both Varner and Trujillo threw down tonight, and they will surely get Fight-Of-The-Night.
It was the perfect fight to kick off the pay per view card, and it’s one of the best fights to go down in the lightweight division. Trujillo knew he had the power to finish off Varner, and this proved to be the case tonight. He is now on a two-fight winning streak, and he’s a scary lightweight for anyone to battle.
People need to take Trujillo serious as a threat to the lightweight title, because he’s only getting better with each fight. He’s with a great camp, the Blackzillians, so he’s training with champions on a daily basis. In the past, he showed weaknesses in his ground game, namely his takedown defense, but these weakness seemed to have been addressed. Whoever he faces in his next bout, they will have to watch out for his devastating KO power, which was on full display tonight. Congrats to Trujillo.