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Knockout! Watch Cory Sandhagen score comeback finish over Iuri Alcantara at UFC Lincoln

Rising bantamweight prospect Cory Sandhagen proved his toughness earlier tonight (Sat., Aug. 25, 2018) at UFC Fight Night 135 live on FOX Sports 1 from inside Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska, when he shook off an early submission scare to finish Brazilian veteran Iuri Alcantara via second-round TKO (punches).

Alcantara nearly ended the bout in the opening moments by grabbing a hold of Sandhagen’s arm and working for an arm bar. Sandhagen somehow peeled his outstretched limb away, gained top control, and blasted Alcantara with heavy ground-and-pound. Alcantara lasted into the second round before Sandhagen jumped on top and put the finishing touches on a come-from-behind TKO win.

The memorable finish can be seen above courtesy of UFC, while the crazy submission defense can be seen below:

With this performance, Sandhagen locks down his second UFC victory in as many fights. The up-and-coming prospect looks like the real deal at 135 pounds and could threaten to enter the top 10 sometime next year.

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