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Highlights! Isaac Dulgarian shocks Francis Marshall with incredible debut TKO | UFC Vegas 78

Isaac Dulgarian made good on his Octagon debut earlier tonight (Sat., Aug. 12, 2023) at UFC Vegas 78 live on ESPN+ from inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, when the featherweight prospect stopped touted youngster Francis Marshall with a first-round TKO (elbows and punches).

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HIGH STAKES LIGHTWEIGHT MATCHUP! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to UFC APEX on Sat., Sept. 23, 2023, with a high stakes 155-pound showdown as No. 6-ranked contender, Rafael Fiziev, takes on No. 7-seeded Mateusz Gamrot. In UFC Vegas 79’s co-main event, No. 12-ranked Featherweight contender, Bryce Mitchell, steps back into the Octagon against No. 13-seeded Dan Ige.

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Dulgarian looked great in the early going as he scored a takedown to put Marshall on his back. From there, the talented newcomer landed heavy elbows and hard punches to put Marshall in serious trouble. Marshall tried to recover and keep himself from absorbing too much damage, but Dulgarian was relentless and eventually forced the referee’s hand.

Check out the final moments above.

Dulgarian, 27, is now 6-0 in his young career with all of those wins coming by way of first-round finish. Marshall was a touted prospect at 145 pounds and Dulgarian made him look like he didn’t belong. It was an impressive performance to say the least.

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