Featherweight prospect Dan Ige wasted little time setting the Octagon ablaze earlier tonight (Sat., June 9, 2018) at UFC 225 from inside United Center in Chicago, Illinois, when he put a stop to hometown veteran Mike Santiago via TKO just 50 seconds into the first round.
Ige rushed Santiago early and caught him along the cage with a nice combination. Santiago was still coherent but briefly tumbled to the ground. Ige jumped on top for a takedown, worked for back control, and landed heavy ground-and-pound before the referee stepped in for the stoppage.
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With this performance, Ige avenges his debut loss to Julio Arce back in January. “Dynamite” is a talented fighter at 145 pounds, but he will have to defeat more established opponents if he wishes to climb the rankings in one of the most stacked divisions around.
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