INSANE! 22-Second Knockout by Dan Ige Stuns Everyone at UFC Fight Night: Leon Edwards vs Belal Muhammad

Published 03/13/2021, 8:55 PM CST


UFC Vegas 21 has been an extremely interesting card thus far. Apart from the fight between Anders and Stewart, the card has had some extremely interesting fights. In the featherweight division, Dan ‘50k’ Ige took on Gavin Tucker in an extremely important fight for both men. 

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The 145-pound belt will be defended in two weeks, and although Max Holloway is in line for the next title shot, a win tonight for either man will put them in prime position for a number one contender fight. 

Dan Ige proved to be too much for Tucker as he had a quick night in the office courtesy a 22-second knockout. 

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Read: ‘What more do I need to do’- Leon Edwards wants a title shot after defeating Belal Muhammad 

Dan Ige calls out ‘The Korean Zombie’ after a stellar win at UFC Vegas 21 

The fight started off with Gavin Tucker pressuring forwards. ‘50k’ came out light on his feet, moving around and trying to show his much-improved boxing. 

The finishing sequence saw Ige dodge a punch coming his way and followed it up with a right hand that landed flush on Tucker’s chin. As soon as the punch landed, Tucker fell to the ground unconscious and Ige nonchalantly walked away. 

 

Going into the fight, ‘Guv’Nor‘ was on a three-fight win streak, with impressive victories over the likes of Seung Woo Choi, Justin Jaynes, and Billy Quarantillo. A fourth straight win tonight would have ensured a top 15 rank for the Canadian fighter. However, he came up short against 9th ranked Dan Ige.

’50k’ was on a six-fight win streak before succumbing to a loss against Calvin Kattar in July last year. After the loss, Ige promised to bounce back impressively, and he did just that tonight. In the post-fight interview, he stated that he wanted to show off his boxing more, as he had made a lot of improvements in his boxing game.

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In the post-fight interview, he stated that he would like to fight ‘The Korean Zombie’ next. Jung is currently ranked 5th in the division and lost his last fight against Brian Ortega therefore a matchup between the two men makes a lot of sense.

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What did you make of Ige’s walk-off KO? Do you think he has earned a fight against ‘TKZ’?

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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