Cody Garbrandt beats the buzzer, knocks out Raphael Assuncao at UFC 250

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Cody Garbrandt needed just one second, and one punch, to stop Raphael Assuncao at UFC 250 on Saturday night.

Garbrandt knocked out Assuncao with a right hook just before the horn sounded to end Round 2. The referee stopped the bout as Assuncao lay on the canvas.

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Garbrandt (12-3) ended a three-fight losing streak with the blow. He fell twice to T.J. Dillashaw and then to Pedro Munhoz in March 2019. Ten of his MMA victories have come via knockout or TKO.

The performance should put Garbrandt back into the bantamweight title picture. He won the belt in 2016 from Dominick Cruz and then lost it to Dillashaw in 2017.

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