Not once but twice did we see a modified kneebar finish at UFC 228. Zabit Magomedsharipov pulled one off on Brandon Davis and Aljamain Sterling hit one on Cody Stamann. Aljo’s seemed to be the more serious of the two, as Stamann grabbed his knee in pain afterward. Sterling knew it was bad because he heard the popping of joints and ligaments during the fight.
“He popped his knee. Definitely LCL and maybe some other stuff. Hopefully, it’s not that bad because it would suck to be out that long. I heard it, bro. It was a nasty one.”
Sometimes these things happen in MMA.