Uros Medic looked like a straight killer in his Octagon debut earlier tonight (Sat., Mar. 6, 2021) at UFC 259 live on ESPN+ from inside UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, as the lightweight prospect destroyed Aalon Cruz with a one-sided TKO finish in the very first round.
Medic wasted little time with his standup as he clobbered Cruz with a short right hook that put him in trouble. Cruz instantly turned into a wrestler and tried to pin Medic along the cage. Medic broke off and cracked Cruz again to put him down. Cruz somehow kept moving on the ground as the referee refused to stop the fight until Medic landed about 30 extra punches.
Check out the final sequence above and the rest of the highlights below, both courtesy of UFC/ESPN.
Medic made good on his “Contender Series” appearance last August but this UFC debut was simply masterful. Cruz is nothing to write home about but he’s a big fighter that came into this fight looking to make his own statement. Medic stole every ounce of momentum and now looks like a contender on the rise in the talent-rich lightweight division.
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