UFC on FOX 7 results/photos: T.J. Dillashaw shuts down Hugo Viana in first round


SAN JOSE, Calif. – When fighting a “Wolverine,” sometimes it’s best to bring a little berserker style. T.J. Dillashaw did, and it paid off.

Dillashaw stopped Hugo Viana with a first-round TKO, dropping the Brazilian with a stiff right hand and pouncing quickly with the follow-up shots to get the finish.

The bantamweight bout was part of the preliminary card of today’s UFC on FOX 7 event at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. It aired on FX following additional prelims on Facebook and ahead of a main card on FOX.

Dillashaw came forward early, but on his second time coming in he ate a right hand from Viana and hit the canvas. He quickly recovered and took Viana’s back as Viana tried to transition to the ground. The two scrambled on the fence, and Viana landed a nice elbow on the break that cut Dillashaw before they went back to the center.

But moments later, after trading kicks and punches, Dillashaw landed a kick, then a big right hand that dropped Viana. The Brazilian’s eyes rolled back in his head. Dillashaw swarmed and landed several more shots before it appeared Viana might recover. But Dillashaw kept the pressure on and landed more strikes on the ground until John McCarthy stepped in to stop the fight.

“He’s a good fighter, and I was excited to get the fight – especially here in San Jose,” Dillashaw said. “It was just the timing – working a lot with (Duane) ‘Bang’ (Ludwig) and Master Thong (at Team Alpha Male). I knew I had to come right down the pipe with him.”

Dillashaw (8-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) now has won four straight since losing in the “TUF 14? finals to John Dodson. “TUF Brazil” veteran Viana (7-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) lost for the first time in his professional career.

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John Morgan and Ben Fowlkes contributed to this report on-site in San Jose.

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