Bantamweight Adrian Yanez set out to make his father proud Tuesday night – and he did just that.
In just 39 seconds, Yanez (11-3) scored a vicious, standing-TKO over opponent Brady Haung (7-2) at Dana White’s Contender Series 28 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
A sharp left-hand counter started off the violent onslaught for Yanez. With Huang rocked, Yanez chucked five hard follow-up shots to the dome of his stunned opponent.
Somehow, someway, Huang didn’t go down – but his lack of defense caused referee Jason Herzog to step in.
The finish drew a Jorge Masvidal comparison out of DWCS commentator and UFC lightweight Paul Felder, which Yanez gladly accepted in his post-fight interview.
Yanez, whose father died from stage IV stomach cancer, became emotional after the fight. After a brief pause to regain his emotions, Yanez said he hoped his father was proud.
Check out Yanez’s first-round TKO in the video below:
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