Aussie Callan Potter won’t be watching back the replay of his UFC Auckland fight anytime soon.
Up against China’s Song Kenan, the Melbourne based fighter had the crowd behind him after he walked out to New Zealand artist Dave Dobbyn’s Slice of Heaven.
Watch LIVE UFC with ESPN on KAYO including every Fight Night & preliminary fights for PPV events. New to Kayo? Get your 14-day free trial & start streaming instantly >
Unfortunately that was as good as it got for Potter with Kenan steamrolling him as soon as the opening bell sounded.
A couple of powerful left hands landed cleanly before the devastating right hand from Kenan turned Potter's lights out and saw him crumple to the canvas.
“I had a lot of different plans for this fight, but knocking him out in the first or second was one of them,” Kenan said afterwards.
“I would have been ready to go all three rounds and win on points. Everything was in our plans.
“I will fight anyone next. I just want to keep getting better and to show my skills. That’s why I’m in the UFC.”
HOOKER TAKES OUT MAIN EVENT WAR
In front of his home fans Dan Hooker has claimed a split decision victory against Paul Felder in what turned out to be an absolute all-out battle.
The two men traded heavy shots throughout the entire five round fight with many split on which way the decision would go.
But in the end it was Hooker, much to the delight of those in attendance, that had his hand raised.
After the fight he was quick to call out Justin Gaethje for a his next fight. Felder was emotional in his interview in the cage and said this may well be the end for him.
“That might be it for me. Man, I got a 4-year-old at home that misses me every time I go away like this,” Felder said.
What a fight between Paul Felder and Dan Hooker. As promised. Someone gonna be pissed after this decision, though. #UFCAuckland
Grueling. Absolutely grueling. Scorecards probably all over the place. Hell of a fight. #UFCAuckland
Felder just asked Hooker if he can buy him a beer. They'll have to do it after taking a joint ride to the hospital.
This is the clubhouse leader for UFC Fight of the Year right now. #UFCAuckland
The card got started with a nasty finish from Brazilian Priscila Cachoeira that put an end to the fight in only 40 seconds.
A monstrous right uppercut from Cachoeira caught Shana Dobson on the clean and saw her fall to the canvas.
WHAT A START TO THE SHOW! @pedritaprvtufc gets the KO! #UFCAuckland pic.twitter.com/dr7lFQGFRP
UFC AUCKLAND RESULTS
Dan Hooker def. Paul Felder via split decision (48-47 x2, 47-48)
Jim Crute def. Michal Oleksiejczuk via submission (kimura) — Round 1, 3:29
Yan Xiaonan def. Karolina Kowalkiewicz via unanimous decision (30-26 x3)
Marcos Rogerio def. Lima def. Ben Sosoli via TKO (strikes) — Round 1, 1:28
Brad Riddell def. Magomed Mustafaev via split decision (29-28 x2, 28-29)
Zubaira Tukhugov def. Kevin Aguilar via TKO (strikes) — Round 1, 3:21
Jalin Turner def. Joshua Culibao via TKO (strikes) — Round 2, 3:01
Jake Matthews def. Emil Meek via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Song Kenan def. Callan Potter via KO (punches) — Round 1, 2:20
Kai Kara France def. Tyson Nam via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Angela Hill def. Loma Lookboonmee via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Priscila Cachoeira def. Shana Dobson via KO (punch) — Round 1, 0:40
Source: Read Full Article