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Knockout! Watch Steven Peterson starch Martin Bravo with spinning backfist at UFC Mexico City

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Steven Peterson made the most out of his main card bid earlier tonight (Sat., Sept. 21, 2019) at UFC Fight Night 159 live on ESPN+ from inside Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City, when he leveled featherweight counterpart Martin Bravo via second-round knockout (spinning backfist).

After a back-and-forth first round that offered a little bit of everything, the two featherweights started to throw heavy leather on the feet in the second. During an exchange in close Bravo threw a nice spinning backfist that nearly landed. However, Peterson was there to quickly counter and score his own spinning backfist that instantly put the Mexican-fighter down for the count.

Check out the video highlights above courtesy of UFC/ESPN.

With this performance, Peterson gets back into the 145-pound win column after dropping back-to-back decision to Alex Caceres and Luis Pena. The 29-year-old California native has shown glimpses of potential in the jam-packed featherweight division and this is yet another instance in which “Ocho” sticks out among the pack.

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