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Cody Garbrandt's Thunderous Finish Echoes at UFC 296"

Cody Garbrandt added another electrifying knockout to his record by dismantling Brian Kelleher in the first round at UFC 296.

The former bantamweight champion wasted no time making his presence felt as the fight commenced, unleashing a barrage of fast and blistering strikes during several exchanges. Garbrandt's precision was evident when he connected with a stiff right hand that visibly rocked Kelleher just before delivering the decisive finish.

With Kelleher already compromised, Garbrandt surged forward, delivering another brutal right hand that sent the New York native crashing face-first to the canvas. The referee swiftly intervened, signaling the end of the fight at 3:42 in the first round.

In the aftermath of his dominant victory, Garbrandt immediately set his sigh

ts on future challenges, issuing a callout to another former UFC champion now competing in the 135-pound division.

“I want to stay busy in 2024,” Garbrandt declared emphatically. “This is my callout — Deiveson Figueiredo, this fight should have happened a long time ago. You’re in my division now. Let’s get ready for April or May.”

Before directing his attention to Figueiredo, who recently made a successful debut in the bantamweight division, Garbrandt showcased his prowess by dispatching Kelleher in a convincing manner. The victory solidifies Garbrandt's determination to make an impact in the bantamweight division, setting the stage for potential high-stakes matchups in the coming months.


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