Chris Gutierrez ends Frankie Edgar’s career in the most devastating way possible.
One of the UFC’s greatest lightweights in modern history, Frankie Edgar, came into UFC 281 on Saturday night looking to walk away with a victory. Christ Gutierrez had different plans for how Edgar’s career was going to end. Edgar wanted a win before he put his gloves down for the last time, and Gutierrez took that personally.
The fight wasn’t long, with both men feeling one another out, but a mistimed step from Edgar saw him dip his chin right when Guiterrez threw what would end up being the final strike of the fight. The knee landed flush on Edgar’s face and put the former UFC lightweight champion to sleep for the last time in a UFC ring.
Chris Gutierrez is a force to reckon with at bantamweight
While many a fan will be tipping their cap to Edgar, Guiterrez just proved himself to be a vital piece of that bantamweight division. He’s 6-1-1 since entering the UFC and is on a seven-fight unbeaten streak.
With his picture-perfect knockout of Edar, it’s very likely he gets a swell of popularity over the fight, helping him get launched into the top of the division and in line for an eventual title fight. That is if he keeps winning.