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The UFC Fight Night happened in Las Vegas on Saturday with a roaring KO. Cory Sandhagen emerged as the winner of the night with just two landing blows. He won the match against lightweight champion Frankie Edgar. Keith Peterson, the referee of the game, declared Sandhagen, the winner of the match. But even then, the player had a look of concern on his face while watching Edgar being carried off to his stool. The knockout happened only 28 seconds into the main event of UFC’s co-main event, the Fight Night. 

Cory Sandhagen earned his bonus for the performance-of-the-night, a whopping amount of $50,000. The player is from Colorado, a place called Aurora. Since 2017, he has played only over 10 matches. He has since held a streak of only losing once, and on ESPN rankings of bantamweights, he sits with pride in the third position. This puts the player in place for UFC’s next fight for the title. That is because the players above him are champions, Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling at number 1 and 2, respectively. 

Cory Sandhagen’s Reaction To His UFC Win

Beating UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar Cory spoke about how he felt at that moment. He said that it “feels good.” But then he also added that the person he defeated was Frankie Edgar, and it is never his wish to watch a player like that go down. But then he later said it was “better him” instead of Cory himself, saying that the kind of industry and game they are in for asks for it. 

The rising UFC champion then spoke about his loss in the submissions for the first rounds last June. He said that he was now a “different monster.” The fight with Aljamain Sterling has taught him a couple of lessons as well. He said that he also finally gets the hype he believes he deserves. He said that his fans only know him if they follow the sport well. Otherwise, no one else does understand him. He then admitted that he had several opportunities now as he had been under the radar for a while now.