Jesus Aguilar absolutely flattened his opponent, Shannon Ross, in the second fight of UFC 290’s early “Prelims” tonight (Sat., July 8, 2023) inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. And it didn’t take the Mexican fighter long to earn his big win: the fight was over just 17 seconds into the first round.
Aguilar came out aggressive, crossing the cage to engage Ross in a fire fight. After stepping away from a flurry of punches, Aguilar came into range, ducked as if to shoot a takedown, and then unleashed a killer overhand right that caught Ross flush on the chin. Ross went down in a heap, and it took more than a few minutes before he was back on his feet.
Take a look at the highlights care of ESPN:
The win moves Aguilar to 1-1 in UFC’s Flyweight division. The Mexican fighter was coming off a disappointing showing in his Octagon debut when he lost via armbar to Tatsuro Taira at a UFC Fight Night in February (watch it). Prior to that, he won his Contender Series fight via guillotine to secure a contract with UFC.
Aguilar is now 8-2 as a professional fighter, and after that finish, he’s poised to prove his worth at 125 pounds.
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