Mexican Yair "Pantera" Rodriguez is considered one of UFC's most impressive fighters at the moment and tonight met this expectation in the main event of the 139 Fight Night at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.
After five rounds that seemed to describe a defeat decision, Rodriguez thrashed the face of Chan Sung "Korean Zombie" Jung at 4:59 of the last round to score an unexpected knockout victory.
This is the last knockout in the history of the UFC and connects the former flyweight champion Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson who subjugated Kyoji Horiguchi in also at 4:59 of the fifth round of the title title race, as the latest completion in the company's history.
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Rodriguez, who injured his leg in the first round, accepted the match less than two weeks earlier and ended up improving his record to 11-2 in his first run from May 2017.
For the "Korean Zombie," this is the second loss in his last three battles and he also broke a long pause after not fighting since February 2017.
The sign was used to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the UFC, whose first event was on November 12, 1993 and in Denver.
This is Rodriguez's seventh victory in the UFC Pen Design section, drawing Frankie Edgar and Darren Elkins in second place all the time, behind the current monarch Max "Blessed" Holloway, who has 11.
Also, Rodriguez and the Korean Zombie won a $ 50,000 prize each for "Fighting the Night," and the Mexican was awarded $ 50,000 plus the night show with local Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone, who leveraged Mike Perry .
With the two bonuses tonight, Rodriguez has won six awards in his UFC career.
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