Olivier Aubin-Mercier got the party started with the first finish of the night (Sat., April 7, 2018) at UFC 223 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. His opponent Evan Dunham was never able to implement his grinding style of fighting before Aubin-Mercier caught him with a brutal knee to the chest.
Olivier Aubin-Mercier aka “The Canadian Gangster” pic.twitter.com/VNLaROh9NC— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) April 8, 2018
Olivier Aubin-Mercier pulls off a stunner, as the grappling wizard crumples Evan Dunham with some harsh knees to the body! He becomes only the third person to stop Dunham with strikes and the first since Edson Barboza in 2014. #UFC223 pic.twitter.com/w5LkPp3DbA— Kyle Johnson (@KidNobuhiko) April 8, 2018
The fight was called just 53 seconds into round 1 and marks Aubin-Mercier’s first knockout victory after 8 submission wins.
With this performance, Olivier Aubin-Mercier improves to 11-2 and holds a 4 fight win streak. As crowded as the lightweight division is, we hope Aubin-Mercier gets moved into a position to fight someone in the top 15.
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