- Tyson Pedro obliterated Ike Villanueva in one around at a UFC match Saturday.
- The key to Pedro’s win was once spamming Villanueva with leg kicks.
- Watch the brutal completing series proper right here.
LAS VEGAS — An MMA fighter returned from a four-year layoff to attain a thumping first-round knockout Saturday on the UFC‘s Fight Night display that happened within its TV studio referred to as Apex, in Las Vegas.
Numerous accidents avoided Australian fighter Tyson Pedro from competing since December in 2018.
Prior to preventing Ike Villanueva this weekend, Pedro had now not gained since a kimura submission win over Saparbek Safarov at UFC 221 — a time when most of the people most definitely could not even spell ‘pandemic’, let by myself give it a lot concept.
Pedro then suffered back-to-back losses towards Ovince Saint Preux (armbar) and Mauricio Rua (knockout).
But on Saturday, Pedro ensured that he returned to the Octagon with a bang, as he landed an unusual 75% of his 29 moves — they all deemed important through UFC legit statistics.
It regarded for a temporary second in time that the promise of fireworks had fizzled out sooner than that they had an opportunity to blow up as neither fighter threw a shot for the hole 40 seconds within the around.
A Pedro kneecap to Villanueva’s groin additionally led to a temporary timeout.
But then they were given nearer, and Pedro landed a leg kick — and once more, and once more.
Pedro fought like he had discovered a weak spot in Villanueva and, certain sufficient, the completing series was once arrange with any other leg kick that landed so as it should be and powerfully it knocked Villanueva off of his ft.
His leg was once long gone … it buckled beneath him, and he was once near-defenseless towards a rampaging Pedro who fired strike after strike at the downed opponent till referee Mark Smith had noticed sufficient.
It was once in all places.
Watch it right here:
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With victory, Pedro complex his professional MMA file to 8 wins (3 knockouts and 5 submissions) towards 3 losses.
Elsewhere at the card, MMA fighter Mike Jackson gained a fit through DQ after a watch gouge. He additionally were given kicked within the crotch.
Philipe Lins out-pointed Marcin Prachnio through a slender margin of 29-28 x 3, sooner than Preston Parsons ruled Evan Elder with a unanimous determination.
Amanda Lemos and Jessica Andrade fought in a novel, all-Brazilian ladies’s strawweight struggle on the most sensible of the cardboard.