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Highlights! Francisco Prado scores wild spinning elbow, stops Ottman Azaitar | UFC Vegas 77

Francisco Prado turned in one hell of a performance to earn his first UFC win earlier tonight (Sat., July 15, 2023) at UFC Vegas 77 live on ESPN/ESPN+ from inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, when the Argentinian fighter stopped power puncher Ottman Azaitar with a first-round TKO (spinning elbow and punches).

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This fight was matchmaking at its finest as both men only know how to finish fights. The betting odds were pretty even, but Azaitar was coming off a brutal knockout loss to Matt Frevola last November. Prado is 12 years younger and probably has the more well-rounded game.

It didn’t take long for the two lightweights to mix up the leather and throw caution to the wind. Prado was able to perfectly time a spinning elbow that caught Azaitar on the side of the head and knocked him down to the ground. Prado followed up with a fury of punches and elbows that eventually forced the referee to step in.

Check out the final moments above courtesy of UFC/ESPN.

Prado, 21, came up short in his Octagon debt against Jamie Mullarkey back in January, but this was a perfect way to earn his first UFC victory. The young prospect still commands a 100-percent finish rate and is clearly a name to remember moving forward.

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