Shocking Mares vs. Gonzalez Results:
Jhonny Gonzalez, one of the sport's hardest hitters, lived up to his reputation on Saturday evening, by pulling off the shocker and stopping Abner Mares in Round 1 of their featherweight championship fight. With the win, Gonzalez retakes his title, which he had lost to Daniel Ponce de Leon, and reaffirms his status at the top of the sport. For Mares, the first loss of his career comes in devastating, crushing fashion.
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Mares, considered one of the top pound for pound fighters in the world, has been enjoying his newly found fame and fortune as of late. His ascent has been steady, and he has seemed liked one of the faces of the sport for the next generation.
This certainly may still be true. But tonight, it was Jhonny Gonzalez's time to shine. It was a brilliant, pinpoint left hook which sent Mares down in Round 1. He was badly hurt, but was able to struggle to his feet. Soon after, Gonzalez moved in for the finish, a...