It didn't take long for Light Heavyweight Steve Bosse to make a statement in his second Octagon appearance at UFC Fight Night 85 earlier this evening (Sat., March 19, 2016) inside Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Australia..
In just a matters of 52 seconds, the former NHL goon knocked out veteran James Te Huna, who had been riding a three-fight losing streak and in desperate need of a victory. It was Bosse's ninth career win by way of knockout.
After a quick feeling out period, Bosse started to pressure Te Huna and throw combinations to close the distance and get inside. Te Huna did the best he could to load up and launch some heavy hands in defense, but Bosse's movement, timing and fast-twitch right hand proved too much for the New Zealand native.
With the loss, Te Huna now faces the possibility of being released by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He not only failed on a recent drop to 185 pounds, but he hasn't captured a victory since he beat Ryan Jimmo in 2013.
As for Bosse, he has now bought himself some time after getting finished by Thiago Santos via head kick knockout just 28 seconds into Round 1 at UFC Fight Night 70 last year. His divisional stock may be limited at 34 years of age, but his finishing power is evident after his destruction at UFC Fight Night 85.
For complete UFC Fight Night 85 results and play-by-play from Brisbane head over to our streaming "Hunt vs. Mir" live update thread right here.