Australian Heavyweight, Soa “The Hulk” Palalei continued his push for another UFC contract with a first-round finish against UFC veteran Sean McCorkle at Australian Fighting Championship 4 (AFC 4) on Friday night in Melbourne, Australia.

Palalei moved forward and got the slam takedown on McCorkle. He then wrestled for position before unloading with ground and pound with the American left to lie on the canvas, covering up with the referee waving the fight away at 1:25 of round one.

The Hulk lost his UFC debut back at UFC 79 against Eddie Sanchez, but has fought back with 10 wins from 11 fights, with his only loss being against current Strikeforce heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier in 2010.

In the co-main event, Peter Graham won with a first-round stoppage over Donnie Lester, who, after having his mouth guard knocked out by a Graham uppercut, didn’t want to continue, claiming that he lost vision.

AFC 4-Full Results:

-Soa Palelei def Sean McCorkle via TKO (Punches), Round 1 at 1:45
-Peter Graham def Donnie Lester via TKO (Injury from Punches), Round 1
-Ivo Dos Santos def Callum Lewis via Unanimous Decision
-Daniel Kelly def Fabio Galeb via Unanimous Decision
-Zein Saliba def Vik Grujic via Unanimous Decision
-David Gibb def Mike Vaotuua via TKO (Punches), Round 2 at 1:16
-Dean Purdon def Jack Shand via Split Decision
-Anthony Fogus def Kenan Palliser via Unanimous Decision
-Regan Neoh def Zach Hook via Unanimous Decision

Photo by William Lu Fight Photography. (Follow @AndrewPMMA on Twitter)

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Victory FC 49 results: Valdir Araujo pounds out Dakota Cochrane in night of finishes

  • 27 days ago
  • 11 views

Dakota Cochrane had designs on stopping Valdir Araujo with some fancy stuff, but after one too many spinning attempts, Araujo turned the tide on him.Filed under: News read news >>

Miesha Tate Inks New UFC Contract

  • 23 days ago
  • 17 views

Before defending her women’s 135-pound title, Miesha Tate has signed a new contract with the UFC. Tate’s management firm, KHI Management announced the news on Tuesday via Twitter. read news >>

UFC Fight Night 86 pre-fight facts: Ben Rothwell out to extend stoppage streak

  • 22 days ago
  • 19 views

Croatia finally sees its first UFC event on Sunday when the octagon touches down in Zagreb for UFC Fight Night 86. Check out all the pre-fight facts.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Miesha Tate to Defend Title Against Amanda Nunes at UFC 200

  • 22 days ago
  • 9 views

Fresh off of signing a new contract, UFC women's bantamweight champion Miesha Tate will make the first defense of her title at this summer's UFC 200. read news >>

Dan Hardy eyeing superfights, not a title run, in potential UFC return

  • 20 days ago
  • 6 views

UFC veteran Dan Hardy hasn’t fought since September 2012 – a result of a heart condition. He hasn’t taken his eye off a comeback, however, and wants to be in big one-off fights to close out his caree read news >>

UFC Fight Night 86 Highlights: Francis Ngannou Forces Doctor Stoppage for Curtis Blaydes

  • 18 days ago
  • 28 views

Watch the punishment doled out by Francis Ngannou forces the doctor to stop the fight for Curtis Blaydes at UFC Fight Night 86 in Croatia. read news >>

Clay Guida vs. Brian Ortega added to June's UFC 199 in Los Angeles

  • 15 days ago
  • 14 views

A featherweight matchup between longtime veteran Clay Guida and fast-rising up-and-comer Brian Ortega has been added to June’s UFC 199 event.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

After run at RFA records, Matthew Lopez now has chance to woo UFC officials at RFA 37

  • 14 days ago
  • 6 views

Matthew Lopez has posted five consecutive first-round finishes, including four under the RFA banner. Now, at Friday’s RFA 37 event, he’s got an opportunity to show off his skills for some important f read news >>

Dan Henderson says he heard Lyoto Machida might not pass UFC on FOX 19 drug test

  • 14 days ago
  • 16 views

TAMPA, Fla. – Veteran UFC contender Dan Henderson was getting ready to shoot a pre-fight interview for his UFC on FOX 19 bout when he received a call from UFC President Dana White.Filed under: News read news >>

Dan Henderson Video: Lyoto Machida, UFC 199, and New Contract Requirements

  • 14 days ago
  • 52 views

Dan Henderson reacts to Lyoto Machida's recent anti-doping violation, facing Hector Lombard at UFC 199, his demands for a new UFC contract, and much more. read news >>