UFC LIVE: Aussie stuns with 46-second KO as epic heavyweight title rematch nears
It’s been over three years since Stipe Miocic nullified the power of Francis Ngannou, and made the UFC’s scariest striker look rather tame.
And while it doesn’t feel like it’s been that long, quite a bit has happened in the time it’s taken Ngannou to earn another shot.
Watch UFC 260, Stipe Miocic v Francis Ngannou on Foxtel’s Main Event, on Sunday 28 March at 1pm AEDT. ORDER NOW >
Miocic lost his belt, but won it back, while Ngannou has put together a four-fight win streak that has seen him spend a total of just 162 seconds in the cage.
At UFC 260 in Las Vegas, they face off again, with Ngannou looking to show just how much things have changed.
Australian Alexander Volkanovski was scheduled to defend his featherweight belt for the second time against Brian Ortega, before COVID-19 cruelly intervened.
Also on the main card, Vicente Luque submitted Tyson Woodley in the first round of their welterweight co-main event, Sean O’Malley finished Thomas Almeida in the third, Miranda Maverick outlasted Gillian Robertson, and Australian Jamie Mullarkey stunned everyone.
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AUSSIE PULLS OFF STUNNING KO WIN
Australian Jamie Mullarkey earned his first win in the UFC in stunning fashion with a 46-second knockout of Khama Worthy.
Opening up the UFC 260 main card, Mullarkey landed a left hook that put Worthy down, before jumping on the ground to finish the fight.
“It feels unbelievable,” Mullarkey said post-fight. “We worked so hard for this fight. I’m glad I just finally got to showcase my skills.
Mullarkey, who went through training camp with featherweight champion and fellow Aussie Alexander Volkanovski, had lost the first two fights of his UFC career, but looked slick and composed against the dangerous Worthy.
That was a nasty finish from Jamie Mullarkey. What a way to bag your first win in the promotion. #UFC260— Chisanga Malata (@Chisanga_Malata) March 28, 2021
HOW TO WATCH
Main Card: Watch UFC 260, Stipe Miocic v Francis Ngannou on Foxtel’s Main Event, on Sunday 28 March at 1pm AEDT. ORDER NOW >
START TIME IN AUSTRALIA
The early prelims will begin at 10.30am (AEDT), with the televised prelims at 11am, and the main card getting underway at 1pm.
FULL CARD AND RESULTS
Stipe Miocic (c) vs. Francis Ngannou (1) — heavyweight title
Vicente Luque (10) def. Tyron Woodley (7) — via first round submission — welterweight
Sean O’Malley def. Thomas Almeida — via third round KO — bantamweight
Miranda Maverick def. Gillian Robertson (15) — via unanimous decision (30-27 x 2, 29-28) — women’s flyweight
Jamie Mullarkey def. Khama Worthy — via first round KO — lightweight
Alonzo Menifield def. Fabio Cherant — via first round submission — light heavyweight
Abubakar Nurmagomedov def. Jared Gooden — via unanimous decision (30-27 x 3) — welterweight
Michal Oleksiejczuk def. Modestas Bukauskas — via split decision (29-28 x 2, 28-29) — light heavyweight
Omar Morales def. Shane Young — via unanimous decision (30-27 x 3) — featherweight
Marc-Andre Barriault def. Abu Azaitar — via third round TKO — middleweight
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