Tyson Nam has made a reasonably emphatic return to UFC San Diego after being out for over a 12 months with a knee damage.
The veteran flyweight countered a flying knee try from Ode Osbourne with a brutal proper hook that despatched his opponent crashing to the canvas. Nam adopted with one other punch that fully knocked out Osbourne, because the referee rushed to cease the battle simply 2:59 into the primary spherical.
“Nineteen months of preparation – and that was all I had to make it happen,” Nam mentioned of his win. “It was the second time he [tried the flying knee] and I already knew the kind of strategies he likes. My eyes widened when he did that.
Prior to the knockout, Osbourne confirmed so much of confidence on his toes as he frequently stepped into the exchanges with Nam, who spent a lot of the primary spherical smiling at him as they exchanged strikes.
Well identified for his explosive energy and lightning-fast mixtures, Osbourne regarded to settle right into a rhythm, however an early try of a flying knee that missed gave Nam the right counter ought to it occur once more.
With Nam standing in entrance of him, Osbourne uncorked one other flying knee try, however after lacking he got here again to the bottom and was met by the vicious proper hook.
The knockout put Nam again within the win column after struggling a really shut break up determination in his earlier outing in opposition to Matt Schnell.