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Mike Tyson congratulates Cody Garbrandt after spectacular KO of Raphael Assuncao at UFC 250


MIKE TYSON was so impressed with UFC 250 fighter Coby Garbrant's stunning right hook he sent him a message of congratulations after his brutal KO of Raphael Assuncao.

Iron Mike, set to return to the boxing ring and tipped to fight fellow legend Evander Holyfield, watched last night's card.

USA fighter Garbrandt, 28, connected with a phenomenal right hook which left Brazilian Assuncao sparko at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

Tyson posted on Twitter: “Congrats Cody Garbrandt on your comeback knockout 2nite.”

It ended an incredibly frustrating three-and-a-half years for Garbrandt.

He has suffered injury as well as three successive defeats.

But the former bantamweight world champions unleashed an absolute piledriver of a right to flatten Assuncao.

Iron Mike would certainly have been proud of such a right-hand in his hey-day.

Garbrandt looked incredibly focused from the first bell.
He had been beaten twice against TJ Dillashaw and then to Pedro Munoz all by knockout.

But under new coach Mark Henry he looked controlled and like a machine.

With just one second left at the end of the second round, Garbrandt slipped under a jab and smashed a massive right hand to Assuncao’s chin, leaving the South American face down on the canvas.

Referee Keith Peterson stopped the fight as a dazed Assuncao got to his feet but looked out of it.

Garbrandt now wants to get his title back.

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