Marcos Rogerio de Lima did okay on TUF Brasil 3, and doing just “okay” on one of the off-brand TUFs speaks volumes on where a fighter belongs on the food chain. But he’s a big light-heavyweight out of American Top Team, so you know he at least has some skills – which is more than we can say for Jeremy Kimball, who’s making his Octagon debut tonight after a lengthy run in the minor leagues.
Kimball starts off trying to stay mobile while throwing leather, but either he’s got the rookie jitters making him stiff or de Lima is just that much better, because in no time at all the Brazilian is clocking the American with right hands. Kimball goes down and turtles, and the follow-up punches have the referee calling it off.
Results: Marcos Rogerio de Lima def. Jeremy Kimball via TKO (Punches) at 2:27, R1