- Jack Della Maddalena knocked his opponent Danny Roberts to the floor in the first round.
- Muslim Salihov scored a fancy win of his own in the next match.
- Keep scrolling for highlights from the recent UFC Fight Night event from the Apex in Las Vegas.
LAS VEGAS — Up-and-coming welterweight Jack Della Maddalena completed a first-round stoppage over Danny Roberts during a UFC Fight Night event Saturday at the Apex in Las Vegas.
Della Maddalena and Roberts battled to a three-point 170lb that lasted just three minutes and 24 seconds as the Australian put on an impressive masterclass.
The 26-year-old landed 41 of the 68 shots he attempted with an accuracy rate of 60%, while limiting Roberts to just five of 33 (15%).
For Della Maddalena, that works out as a shot fired every three seconds — and considering the way he fought, each one was fired with bad intentions.
It didn’t take long for Roberts to finally wither.
Watch the finish here:
—UFC (@ufc) November 19, 2022
The victory increased Della Maddalena’s pro MMA record to 13 wins (11 knockouts, one submission and one decision) against two losses.
Muslim Salihov finishes Andre Fialho with kicks and punches
However, Della Maddalena wasn’t the only undercard fighter to score on Saturday, as Muslim Salihov also dug deep into his box of tricks to outwit Andre Fialho in their welterweight bout.
Fialho started the fight in good form due to uppercuts and hard lefts that appeared to bury Salikhov injuring his eye.
Salihov got his revenge in the second round as his power became the difference maker in the fight, landing 50 of 72 punches (70% accuracy).
A succession of spinning kicks and merciless jabs from Salikhov forced the referee to end the fight in the third as Fialho could take no more.
Watch the finish here:
—ESPN MMA (@espnmma) November 19, 2022
The victory extended Salikhov’s pro MMA record to 19 wins (13 knockouts, two submissions and four decisions) against three losses.
Earlier in the show, a 25-year-old UFC fighter named Natalia Silva scored an incredible third-round knockout with a spinning back kick to the jaw of her opponent Tereza Bleda.
The main event of the show, a heavyweight contest between Derrick Lewis and Serghei Spivac, was canceled at the last minute, according to an official statement from ring announcer Joe Martinez.
Insider understands that Lewis was not feeling well on the same day on a topic unrelated to COVID and weight loss.
The UFC returns with its next event on December 3rd
The UFC has a week off for the Thanksgiving holiday before returning with a Dec. 3 event in Orlando.
Stephen Thompson and Kevin Holland headline that 15-fight card, which also features Rafael dos Anjos, Tai Tuivasa and Derek Brunson in separate bouts.