Dan Ige made an absolute assertion with a 22-second knockout at UFC Las Vegas 21 on Saturday.
The Hawaiian featherweight had just suffered a loss to Calvin Kattar final summer season that ended his spectacular six-game successful streak.
But he bought again on observe in the quickest manner doable with his early victory over Gavin Tucker, a person who was himself on a three-game successful streak himself. This is only the second loss of Tucker’s profession.
Ige went as much as 15-3 with an unbelievable proper hand which was the first and only shot he needed to throw in the fight.
The two met in the center of the octagon and each launched photographs at the identical time, however Ige grabbed his foe first and flushed. He did not want any follow-up photographs as the referee stepped in and so the only punch in the complete fight was the knockout!
“Boom is going dynamite,” Ige mentioned after the fight. “50 K,” he added in reference to a doable post-fight bonus.
“I know I have the power to exclude anyone. It’s just the timing and the precision and the shot, ”Ige advised the media after the fight.
When requested about getting one other bonus, he was candid about how he values the night time’s efficiency over others.
“But positively, I mentioned it at the press convention earlier than, for me, Fight of the Night [bonus] is nearly disrespectful. I need the efficiency of the night time. I do not need to fight with anybody and take pointless harm. I need to go on the market, end the fights, get eliminations and that is what I did tonight.
“I just feel ecstatic,” Ige mentioned. “I’m glad to have received. I’m glad to be in good well being. I’m just grateful. And I can not wait to get house, be with my spouse, spend time with her, and prepare for this new child boy.
“I expected a war; Gavin is a difficult kid, ”added Ige. “I’d as properly have been on the market on the canvas, however we educated arduous. I noticed all of it in there and landed the first shot. The relaxation is historical past. “