The second round was mostly trudging along. Then Siyar Bahadurzada kicked up the middle for one of the nastier finishes in a while.
Bahadurzada (24-6-1 MMA, 4-2 UFC) drilled Luan Chagas (15-3-1 MMA, 1-2-1 UFC) with a sick kick to the body, then an uppercut while Chagas was falling to the canvas. The finish came at the 2:40 mark of the second round.
The welterweight bout was part of the preliminary card of today’s UFC Fight Night 128 event at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J. It aired on FS1 following an additional prelim on UFC Fight Pass and ahead of the main card on FS1.
Watch the finish in the video above.