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Jesse Taylor defeats Drew Fickett in first round at Total Combat

The post The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 7 career of Jesse Taylor is off to a good start -- "JT Money" scored a first round technical knockout of mixed martial arts veteran Drew Ficket in the main event of the Total Combat 32: "Notorious"show at the Sycuan Casino & Resort, which is just outside of San Diego, Calif., last night.

Here's how it all went down courtesy of an official press release:

"From the start, Taylor had Fickett on his heels which would lead to a quick take down. Once on the ground, Taylor landed heavy shots to Fickett’s head, one of which opened a two-inch gash on his forehead just above his right eye.

Taylor would continue to land shots while Fickett tried to block the assault. The referee stopped the barrage at the 1:42 mark of the first round awarding Taylor the victory via TKO."

This was the first fight for Taylor at welterweight, as well as his first fight for him outside the UFC after being booted off TUF and then invited back to face CB Dolloway at UFC Fight Night 14 back in July.

He lost that fight via first round submission and then made things worse with some curious comments on the Quinton "Rampage" Jackson legal situation, which eventually led to his ouster.

Fickett was certainly a big step up in competition for Taylor even though "The Master" may or may not have been in the best shape for this fight. Even still, it was just his second loss in his last eight fights.

It should be interesting to see where both fighters end up after a quick and decisive result like this ... stay tuned.

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