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At 1-3 in the UFC heading into Saturday night, Steven Peterson knew he needed to make a big impression.
Martin Bravo must have been looking to make a big impression, too, fighting in his homeland of Mexico. And that’s probably why they both threw near-simultaneous spinning backfists in the second round of their featherweight fight at UFC on ESPN+ 17.
Unfortunately for Bravo (11-3 MMA, 1-3 UFC), his attempt was just off, while Peterson’s landed square on the button, knocking Bravo out cold and ending their fight at the 1:31 mark of the second round.
After Bravo hit the mat, Peterson (18-9 MMA, 2-3 UFC) landed one more shot, which wasn’t necessary but well within the rules, before referee Herb Dean broke things up.
Take a look at this (via Twitter):
The victory ended a two-fight losing streak for the Redondo Beach, Calif. resident nicknamed “Ocho,” while Bravo suffered his third straight loss.
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