LAS VEGAS – Ian Heinisch beat Gerald Meerschaert with a first-round TKO Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC 250 in Las Vegas.

Take a look inside the fight with Heinisch, who snapped a two-fight skid to get back in the win column.

Result: Ian Heinisch def. Gerald Meerschaert via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 1:14
Updated records: Heinisch (14-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC), Meerschaert (31-13 MMA, 6-5 UFC)
Key stat: Heinisch outstruck Meerschaert 22-3 for the quickest finish of his pro career.

Heinisch on the fight’s key moment

“It’s huge. You drop two in the UFC (and you’re in trouble). I’ve only fought ranked killers since I’ve been in the UFC, so to finally come into my own and get a big finish, especially with all of the changes going on right now … It was a wild camp. It’s been a wild life. So it feels good for all of the hard work to pay off.”

Heinisch on training in Thailand

“I’m definitely moving to Thailand as soon as the borders open back up. Splitting camps is something that I’m interested in. I had a great vibe this whole camp. Training at elevation is hard on my body, but it always give you that extra will power in the fight.”

Heinisch on what he wants next

“I’m going to discuss with my manager, but I definitely want to start climbing the rankings again. I’m ranked 13. If Uriah Hall doesn’t have an opponent in the near future, that’d be an interesting fight for me – or basically anyone ranked. ”

To hear more from Heinisch, check out the video of the full post-fight interview above.