Bobby Green knocks out Grant Dawson in just 33 seconds

Bobby Inexperienced made fast work of Grant Dawson with a first-round KO in the principle occasion of UFC Vegas 80. (Photograph by Al Powers/Zuffa LLC through Getty Photos) (Al Powers through Getty Photos)

Bobby Inexperienced scored what is certainly probably the most vital victory over his lengthy MMA profession when he primarily knocked out surging Grant Dawson with one punch Saturday at Apex.

Dawson entered the battle ranked tenth at light-weight and had received 11 and drawn one in his earlier 12 fights. Inexperienced, although, didn’t understand which punch he used to knock out Dawson.

Combating out of the southpaw stance, he fired a straight left that landed completely on the face. Dawson went down and Inexperienced shortly completed it with ground-and-pound. Inexperienced was pulled off and had received in simply 33 seconds.

It was solely after watching the replay with broadcaster Daniel Cormier, the UFC Corridor of Famer, that he realized what he’d carried out.

“Oh man!” Inexperienced stated. “I believed it was a proper hand!”

Inexperienced has lengthy been probably the greatest strikers within the UFC, however he by no means managed to place all of it collectively when it mattered most. He entered Saturday’s battle with a 30-14-1 mark and a few good wins, however by no means something as vital because the KO of Dawson.

He praised his coach, Jacob Benhey, who was additionally his foster father, and stated, “I couldn’t do none of this with out [him].”

However he was emotional after a win that clearly took him to a different stage in his profession. Dawson had been steamrolling everybody he confronted and was as assured and composed as anybody within the division going into the bout.

Inexperienced’s quickness and footwork, although, gave him issues from the beginning. Dawson couldn’t get a deal with on the place Inexperienced was or the place he was going and Inexperienced took benefit to complete it with an enormous punch.

Regardless of repeated efforts, Inexperienced wouldn’t name anybody out, however stated he moved to Las Vegas not too long ago and hoped to have the ability to battle on the UFC 296 card on Dec. 16 at T-Cellular Area. He’s now 2-0 with a no-contest this 12 months and needs to cap the 12 months off in his new hometown with an look on the massive present.

That doesn’t seem to be an unreasonable request.

Pyfer backs up pre-fight phrases

Joe Pyfer continues to indicate that he’s a person to take critically within the UFC’s middleweight division. He did it with an enormous slam after which put Abdul Razak al Hassan to sleep with an arm triangle in what had been an electrifying battle up till that time.

It was a enjoyable first spherical, however Pyfer had the sting. Al Hassan’s nook urged him between rounds to make use of the calf kick and all of the sudden he was having success. The battle got here to a sudden conclusion, although, when al Hassan, one of many sport’s hardest hitters, threw an enormous mixture.

Pyfer had good head motion and dodged the punches. He instantly obtained in on al Hassan, lifted him excessive and slammed him powerfully to the mat. Pyfer then put al Hassan to sleep with an arm triangle. Al Hassan tapped, however he used a clenched fist to faucet, which is prohibited, so referee Mark Smith didn’t cease it. Seconds later, it was over.

Pyfer later made a reasonably startling admission, regardless of all of the bravado from the pre-fight.

“I’m not a job mannequin, however I wish to be an inspiration,” Pyfer stated. “I got here from nothing. I had nothing. And I used to be scared as s*** this battle. Anybody who tells you they’re not scared is a liar. Imagine in your self, however that’s what it does.”

Dober units light-weight KO report

Drew Dober was throughout Rick Glenn from the beginning of their light-weight bout and stopped him with strikes at 2:36 of the primary spherical. Referee Chris Tognoni allowed Glenn to take a number of pointless photographs, however fortuitously, Glenn was high quality.

The end was the ninth within the UFC at light-weight for Dober, breaking a tie on the high with Dustin Poirier. Being forward of Poirier in something within the UFC is a major achievement so it’s nothing to show up one’s nostril at.

Dober’s now received 4 of his final 5.

“I didn’t know what Ricky Glenn was going to indicate up,” Dober stated. “He’s obtained [ex-Bellator champion] Ben Askren in his nook. He’s tremendous, tremendous powerful. I made my professional debut on the identical card as he did. We’ve come a great distance and I understand how powerful he’s, so I had zero expectations.”

He ought to have, judging by the way in which it went. He dropped Glenn twice, and appeared like he might need completed him after the primary knockdown, however his fingers obtained caught within the palm of Glenn’s glove as he was delivering some vicious ground-and-pound.

He stood up and pointed it out to the referee. The battle resumed on the ft and Dober swarmed Glenn, dropping him arduous with a mixture. Tognoni may have known as it as quickly as Glenn hit the ground, as a result of there was no manner he was going to fend off Dober. However Dober obtained it carried out and obtained himself again within the win column after a March loss to Matt Frevola.

Algeo calls out Zuckerberg, amongst others

After impressively defeating Alexander Hernandez by profitable 30-27 on all three playing cards, Invoice Algeo made a novel call-out. When he was being interviewed by UFC Corridor of Famer Daniel Cormier, Algeo stated “my call-outs don’t work.”

So he proceeded to call a number of fighters, together with Billy Quarantillo, who responded affirmatively on X nearly instantly. He additionally talked about Kron Gracie.

Algeo’s finest call-out, which wasn’t all that critical and isn’t going to work both, was Fb CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

“Hear, another factor,” Algeo stated within the cage. “None of my call-outs work, so I’ve a listing for you. I need Billy Q. I need Kron Gracie. I need [retired Dr. Anthony] Fauci. I need Zuckerberg. [Elon] Musk pulled out of that battle so I’m able to take you on right here, the Metaverse, wherever you wish to take it.

“And perhaps Nate Landwehr, too. We’ll see.”

Algeo is now 18-7 and has received 4 of his final 5. He’s additionally very underrated on the mic and has a knack for not solely thrilling fights however entertaining interviews.

Regulate him. He’s enjoyable to observe, and to take heed to.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 07: Joaquin Buckley reacts after defeating Alex Morono in a middleweight fight during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at UFC APEX on October 07, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Powers/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Joaquin Buckley scored a powerful victory Saturday at UFC Vegas 80 at Apex in Las Vegas, profitable by scores of 30-27 twice and 30-26. (Al Powers/Getty Photos) (Al Powers through Getty Photos)

Remade Buckley appears spectacular

After dropping two in a row at middleweight, Joaquin Buckley made the choice to drop to welterweight. He scored a win over Andre Fialho in his 170-pound debut on Might 20, profitable with a head kick within the second spherical. On Saturday, he was spectacular from the opening bell to the closing seconds and received a unanimous resolution over the always-tough Alex Morono.

Judges scored it 30-27 twice and 30-26 for Buckley. Yahoo Sports activities had it 30-27 for Buckley.

Buckley requested a predominant occasion following the win so he may silence his critics.

“Look man, the world doubts me,” Buckley stated. “They discredit me on all of the arduous work I put in, they usually rattling certain disrespect me out right here. However guess what? They can not cease what’s future for me. It is already written within the stars, man. I’ll take what’s mine. That is my gold, bro, and that is what we will do.”

A win, although not in keeping with plan

Karolina Kowalkiewicz and Diana Belbita placed on an entertaining present of their strawweight bout, with Kowalkiewicz profitable her fourth in a row by scores of 30-27 from all three judges.

The battle, although, didn’t play out the way in which Kowalkiewicz deliberate. She confirmed, nevertheless, the power to regulate.

“I’m like a superb, outdated wine,” stated Kowalkiewicz, who at 37 is hardly outdated. “The older I get, the higher I get. My sport plan was to take her to the bottom and end her on the bottom. However I couldn’t get her down so I fought her within the stand-up.

“I do know I’ve superb stand-up and I really feel good standing. , I’ve stand-up, wrestling and BJJ and I really feel on daily basis I’m getting higher and higher.”

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