In six UFC fights, Mairbek Taisumov has proven two things: he can punch, and he can punch hard. Brazilian Felipe Silva has got some fire in his strikes as well, but he’s only been in the Octagon once, which puts him at a slight disadvantage in this one.
Silva comes out kicking, perhaps to gauge range or make the Chechen forget about his punches. But when Silva comes rushing in, Taisumov nails him with a lightning-like knuckle sandwich to the grill, and down Silva goes. It’s all over with just one punch. Yikes.
Results: Mairbek Taisumov def. Felipe Silva via KO (Punch) at 1:24, R1