Rising Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Featherweight prospect Yair Rodriguez attempted to cash in on his first main event bid earlier tonight (Sat., Aug. 6, 2016) opposite Alex Caceres at UFC Fight Night 92 live from Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. But before the marquee matchup unfolded, the rest of the card delivered on arrival.
In another 145-pound matchup, young knockout artist Teruto Ishihara locked horns with an unknown Horacio Gutierrez. After brief back-and-forth exchanges, Ishihara absolutely leveled Gutierrez with a left counter that sent the 25-year-old to the canvas. Ishihara added another powerful strike for good measure as he walks away with the first-round technical knockout win.
The flash finish can be seen below (courtesy of UFC on FOX):
Ishihara is a fan of three things. Money. Women. And knocking dudes out cold. #UFCSLC https://t.co/dzEAjsWl20— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) August 7, 2016
With this victory, "Yashabo" moves closer to mainstream recognition in one of the most jam-packed divisions in all of mixed martial arts (MMA). His efforts at UFC Fight Night 92 earn him his second-straight knockout finish and potentially a Performance of the Night bonus.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 92 fight card, starting with the Fight Pass "Prelims" matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET, and then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, before the main card start time at 10 p.m. ET, also on FOX Sports 1.