UFC Fight Night 38 was a great card that featured some of the best overall fights and finishes you’ll see in 2014. There were plenty of athletes who made an impression for themselves but there were three performers who stood out above the rest. Take a look below to see our top 3 performers from UFC Fight Night 38.
3. Godofredo Pepey
Godofredo Pepey had his back against the wall coming into his fight with UFC newcomer Noad Lahat. Instead of letting the pressure get to him, Pepey landed one of the most devastating flying knees you’ll see in mixed martial arts. What made this finish more impressive was the fact that Lahat was a highly touted and undefeated fighter coming into this matchup. This win could be a sign of things to come for Pepey.
2. C.B. Dollaway
C.B. Dollaway has looked like a man possessed inside the Octagon over the past few years and his performance against Cezar Mutante cemented his status as one of the middleweight division’s most dangerous fighters. It took Dollaway just 39 seconds to dispatch of Mutante and he did it with relative ease. A few shoulder slips, a crisp straight right, a few follow up punches and just like that Dollaway’s night of work was over. While Mutante is far from the top of the middleweight division’s ranks, he’s still a very dangerous fighter, which makes Dollaway’s finish that more impressive. If Dollaway can keep this up, he may find himself breaking the top ten in the very near future.
1. Shogun Rua and Dan Henderson
Originally I had Dan Henderson on this list alone, but let’s be honest; Henderson and Shogun Rua both put on amazing performances on Sunday night. There’s a special kind of magic that happens when these two men throw on some gloves and go at it inside the Octagon. It’s the kind of magic that neither man is likely to repeat with any other combatant. Both men will be revered for their performances this past weekend and are worthy of the UFC Hall of Fame.
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