Heavyweight veteran Jarjis Danho made a memorable return to the Octagon earlier today (Sat., Apr. 10, 2021) at UFC Vegas 23 live on ABC/ESPN+, ESPN from inside UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nev., when the 37-year-old stopped Yorgan De Castro via first-round knockout (punch).
Despite not fighting in nearly five years Danho didn’t seem to have much cage rust at all. He quickly came out firing with whipping leg kicks and was more than willing to trade with De Castro. After a tie up along the cage the two heavyweights exchanged in close and it was Danho who connected with a beautiful right hand counter to the temple. De Castro instantly fell to the canvas and Danho followed up with one final hammer fist.
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This was the best case scenario for Danho after such a long layoff. The heavyweight veteran may have liked to get a little more time inside of the Octagon, but this first-round knockout is just what the doctor ordered. It’s also the first time De Castro has been finished via strikes.
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