Dan Ige put the UFC featherweight division on notice earlier tonight (Sat., Mar. 13, 2021) at UFC Vegas 21 live on ESPN+ from inside UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, when “50K” steamrolled rising contender Gavin Tucker with a one-punch knockout just 22 seconds into the very first round.
There’s not much to review since Ige went savage so early into the fight. When the two featherweights went in for an exchange in the middle of the cage Ige found a home for a powerful fight hand. Tucker went limp and collapsed to the canvas. Luckily, “50K” walked off and didn’t land any unnecessary damage.
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Ige, 29, went on a six-fight win streak in the jam-packed featherweight division before losing a decision to Calvin Kattar back in July 2020. This was a statement win for the Hawaiian fighter as he tries to punch his way back into contention. Ige called out “Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung after this knockout performance and that seems like a good fight to book. We’ll see if UFC bites.
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