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Knockout! Watch Nicolae Negumereanu slump Ike Villanueva in 78 seconds - UFC Vegas 41

Nicolae Negumereanu scored the biggest win of his career earlier today (Sat., Oct. 23, 2021) at UFC Vegas 41 live on ESPN+ from inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, when he stopped veteran Ike Villanueva via TKO (punches) just 78 seconds into the very first round.

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Both light heavyweights came to brawl as they exchanged from the opening bell. Negumereanu displayed a little better technique which allowed him to land a punch to the side of the head in close quarters. Villanueva fell to the canvas and Negumereanu unloaded hammer fists galore. One or two may have clipped the back of the head, but Villanueva wasn’t given anymore time to defend.

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

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