UFC 245 Highlights! ‘Immortal’ Returns, Brutally Stops Saunders

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Matt Brown returned from a two-year hiatus earlier tonight (Sat., Dec. 14, 2019) at UFC 245 from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, en route to stopping veteran welterweight Ben Saunders via second-round knockout (elbow and punches).

Despite the long layoff, “Immortal” wasted little time coming forward and putting pressure on Saunders. “Killer B” responded by locking up a tight triangle choke and forcing Brown to defend for most of the first round. In the second round, it was Brown who took the fight to the ground with a few moments left and landed a blistering elbow from top position. Saunders was visibly hurt and Brown landed a few more slamming punches before the referee stepped in for the stoppage.

Check out the full fight video highlights below courtesy of UFC/ESPN.

With this performance, Brown locks down his second-straight knockout win after finishing Diego Sanchez with an elbow from hell back in November of 2017. “Immortal” isn’t the championship contender he was earlier in his UFC career, but the 38-year-old still has enough left in the tank and could be in for a rebound campaign in 2020.

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