WOW! Insane KO by Andrew Sanchez at UFC Fight Night

August 9, 2020 6:19 am

UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs Oleinik is underway from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Following two decision wins and a submission, fans got treated to knockout in the first round of the fourth preliminary card fight. This came in the middleweight contest between unranked fighters Andrew Sanchez and Wellington Turman. 

‘El Dirte’ played a tactical game since the start of the match, thus controlling Turman from the get-go. Once the fighters broke away, the striking began. As time ticked away in round one, Turman connected with a leg kick before landing a combination right to the body. He moved in again and connected with an insane kick to Sanchez’s right. 

Andrew Sanchez switches to a striking game to claim the win at UFC Fight Night

Sanchez seemed unfazed by the kick and waited for an opening. He landed a straight right, before unleashing a one-two combination to send his opponent to the ground. As he swooped in to finish, he landed two more punches before Herb Dean waved the fight off. 

This was Sanchez’s 12th career win and sixth by knockout. Moreover, it marked his first finish in the opening five minutes in over six years. 

Turman, unfortunately, wasn’t able to build on his win against Markus Perez last year. ‘The Prodigy’ suffered his first knockout as a professional competitor in twenty completed fights. 

(Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

The 32-year-old’s triumph should ensure he has momentum heading into the end of the year where he will look to fight again. This is because he did not sustain a lot of damage and will look to make the most of possibly no medical suspension. 

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Meanwhile, 24-year-old Turman has time left to turn around from a maiden career knockout. Having absorbed a fight-ending blow, he knows what he must do to avoid going through the same again. 

What did you make of Andrew Sanchez’s beautiful one-two combination to finish Wellington Turman at UFC Fight Night Lewis vs Oleinik?


Sources: UFC on BT Sport

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Reubyn Coutinho

Reubyn Coutinho is a Combat Sports editor at EssentiallySports with over 2 years of journalistic experience. Having earned his bachelor's degree in Mass Media with a specialization in Journalism from St. Xavier's College, Reubyn has interned with the sports desks at DNA and Times Now before joining EssentiallySports to further his passion for sports content. Reubyn has interviewed former UFC champions like 'Mighty Mouse' Demetrious Johnson and Miesha Tate. He has also had candid chats with the sport's rising stars like Marcus Almeida and Sage Northcutt. Before moving to the editorial team, Reubyn primarily covered UFC and was on the desk for events such as UFC 249, UFC 251, and Daniel Cormier's retirement bout at UFC 252. As someone proficient across the board, he has also written for the F1, NBA, Boxing, and NFL divisions. Away from his professional pursuits, Reubyn is a film aficionado and loves engaging in discussions about movies.

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