The men’s bantamweight title fight at UFC 207 went the distance Friday night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Cody Garbrandt defeated defending champion Dominick Cruz by unanimous decision, with scores of 48-46, 48-47 and 48-46.
Garbrandt led in all major categories, which included 85 total strikes, two takedowns and one knockdown.
Arguably Garbrandt’s best in-fight moment came in the fourth round when he stung Cruz with a right hook.
But the best moment overall came after Garbrandt was crowned champion. In a touching moment, the new bantamweight champion handed the belt to his biggest fan, Maddux Maple, a leukemia survivor.
It’s safe to say that Garbrandt and Maple will remember this night forever.
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