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As Drew Dober came charging in, Josh Burkman put his defenses up and waited for the attack. But the left hand of Dober found an opening in the armor, and then found the chin of Burkman, who went crashing to the floor for the knockout finish at the 3:04 mark of Round 1.

The lightweight bout opened up the preliminary card of today’s UFC 214 event at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. It streamed on UFC Fight Pass ahead of additional prelims on FXX and a main card on pay-per-view.

It was a finish as sudden as it was violent. After a brief feeling out period followed by some clinch work and takedown attempts from each man, Dober (18-8 MMA, 4-4 UFC) got Burkman (28-16 MMA, 6-11 UFC) moving backwards toward the fence about halfway into the first round.

A convincing feint from Dober sent Burkman into a defensive shell, but that only allowed Dober to attack more ferociously without fearing a counter. He launched a hard left hand that came in over Burkman’s shoulder and caught him squarely on the chin. Burkman’s legs stiffened and he keeled back onto the mat, the back of his head bouncing off the canvas as he landed.

Dober would add one extra hammerfist as Burkman lay prone on the mat, but referee Jason Herzog was quick to intervene, halting the bout and handing Dober the quick knockout victory.

The win is Dober’s first since a submission loss to Olivia Aubin-Mercier last December. Burkman has now lost four straight, and six of his last seven.

Up-to-the-minute UFC 214 results include:

  • Drew Dober def. Josh Burkman via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 3:04

For complete coverage of UFC 214, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

(MMAjunkie’s Dann Stupp, John Morgan, Ben Fowlkes, Mike Bohn and Ken Hathaway contributed to this report on site in Anaheim.)

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