UFC 185 has kicked off with three straight finishes. The Fight Pass undercard was full of action, featuring a bevy of TKO victories including a big upset in the final bout with Ryan Benoit picking up a big win over Sergio Pettis in flyweight action. Here’s how it all went down.
Ryan Benoit defeated Sergio Pettis by TKO (strikes), 1:34 of round 2
The final main card fight ended up as one of the bigger upsets of 2015 thus far. Pettis got off to a pretty good start and probably won round one, but Benoit had his moments when the two men decided to exchange in the pocket. In the second, both threw left hooks at the same time but it was Benoit’s that connected, dropping Pettis to the mat. Benoit jumped all over him and pounded him out, then actually kicked him in the butt after the referee separated them for some reason. It was undoubtedly the biggest win of Benoit’s career, and his first in the UFC.
Joseph Duffy defeated Jake Lindsey by TKO (strikes), 1:47 of round 1
Duffy, the man who handed Conor McGregor his last defeat, came and and put it on Lindsey right away. His striking was crisp and Lindsey seemed a tad overwhelmed. Eventually he got caught was a hard head kick, and Duffy followed up with some hard body shots that made Lin
Germaine de Randamie defeated Larissa Pacheco by TKO (strikes), 2:12 of round 2
This was a very one-sided fight. Pacheco got tagged multiple times in the first round and couldn’t implement any sort of grappling game with the Muay Thai specialist. In the second she finally got Pacheco to buckle after landing a few huge shots. Pacheco didn’t go down, but the referee had seen enough and waved it off anyway. Pacheco has lost both of her UFC fights thus far, and De Randamie improved to 2-1in the promotion with the win.
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