Yanal Ashmoz delivered a memorable Octagon debut earlier today (Sat., Mar. 18, 2023) at UFC 286 live on ESPN+ PPV from inside The O2 in London, England, when the lightweight prospect stopped fellow newcomer Sam Patterson with a brutal knockout (punches) just 75 seconds into the first round.
Ashmoz did his bidding early in the first by getting inside on the larger Patterson and landing a massive right hand. The lightweight fighter immediately followed that up with a left hook that caught Patterson on the way down. Patterson was stunned as Ashmoz moved in for a barrage of hard punches before the referee stepped in for the stoppage.
Check out the knockout finish below courtesy of UFC/ESPN:
Ashmoz, 27, pushes his undefeated professional record to 7-0 with this win and locks down his fourth career knockout stoppage. “Red Fox” was a sizeable underdog in his debut, but lightweights competing outside of the top 15 certainly took notice of his performance. It will be interesting to see if UFC gives him a quick turnaround fight considering this one was so short.
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