Andrew Sanchez attained his initially UFC complete in a huge way on Saturday evening.
The former Ultimate Fighter winner not only returned to the earn column but he did so in devastating style right after flattening Wellington Turman with a appropriate hand that place the Brazilian down and out in the opening round on the UFC Vegas 6 prelims.
The stop came at just 4:14 into the opening round.
“It’s the mullet and it is the coaching non-stop,” Sanchez joked just after his knockout victory. “I’ve been performing on all forms of issues since coming up to Tri-Star. I learned how to strike. It all arrived alongside one another. I’m throwing bombs. I’m throwing warmth.”
Described as a wrestler throughout most of his UFC career, Sanchez has been working tirelessly to improve his putting as he sought to turn into a total blended martial artist.
The operate paid off in his latest functionality as Sanchez was much more self-confident when buying and selling shots with Turman on the feet through the opening round. Time and time once again, Sanchez identified a house for a lead left hand followed by a effective ideal at the rear of it.
That was ultimately what led to the knockout right after that exact same combination linked late in the initial spherical other than this time the correct hand linked flush and Turman’s eyes right away rolled again into his head as he fell to the canvas.
The stoppage came just a next later and Sanchez celebrated a get in his 1st visual appearance inside the octagon in 2020.