The lightweight let it all hang out in the third round of his fight with Anshul Jubli at UFC 294, barking and shouting and punching his way to a knockout victory that likely saved his UFC career.
Mike Breeden, unquestionably, has that dog in him.
Anshul Jubli (7-1) was in control for much of the first two rounds as he used his steady striking game to outpoint the aggressive Mike Breeden (11-6). Hindering Mike Breeden even further was a gnarly-looking cut above his eye that he later revealed in his post-fight interview was suffered just two weeks ago.
With Anshul Jubli seemingly cruising to a win, Mike Breeden walked out for the final round with a major chip on his shoulder. He could be heard barking like a dog as he amped up his aggression even further and Anshul Jubli wilted. Mike Breeden started to land heavy shots and the bout was waved off at the three-minute mark as Mike Breeden cracked Jubli with a hard punch that clearly hurt the Indian fighter.
Mike Breeden finally scored an elusive win in his fourth UFC appearance, while Jubli suffers his first pro loss after becoming the first Indian-born fighter to win a UFC fight when he defeated Jeka Saragih this past February.
Watch Breeden’s comeback win below.