VIDEO: Brutal One Punch Knockout by Jarjis Danho Puts Yorgan De Castro to Sleep at UFC Fight Night

Published 04/10/2021, 2:16 PM EDT


UFC heavyweight Jarjis Danho put forth the first finish of the night for the preliminary card with a blistering knockout. ‘Man Mountain’ landed a picture-perfect right hand to Yorgan De Castro’s dome that put him out cold immediately. Chiefly, the KO was very similar to one that De Castro had earned over Justin Tafa at UFC 243.

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Yorgan De Castro continued to circle into Danho and tried to find a home for his own power shot from the get-go. However, it wasn’t his night as he wasn’t defensively responsible when entering into range with Danho. The finish came at 03:02 of the very first round and has certainly afforded Jarjis Danho a chance to make noise in the division.

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The aforementioned heavyweight scrap was earmarked by fans as one that was unlikely to go past the first round. While the contest started off slowly, it quickly picked up steam in a ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ fashion. What’s more, Jarjis Danho received good viewership from fighting on the sophomore fight card hosted for ABC.

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‘The Mad Titan’ has now lost three UFC fights in a row and could very well be looking at the chopping block soon. While he started off his UFC run in an impressive fashion, his recent skid leaves plenty to be desired. He’ll have to head back to the drawing board and work on being more defensively responsible.

Danho was coming off an incredibly long four-year layoff. Moreover, his UFC record before fighting De Castro was 0-1-1 with a majority draw being the outcome of his last fight. However, he’ll now look to add a new dimension to his overall game and maintain a higher activity rate.

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The UFC’s heavyweight division is chalked with exciting contenders, and match-making is quite a pleasurable task. With a new champion at the helm, several new openings have been created at the top of the division. This leaves the fighters who are looking for an opportunity to break out with the ability to make a giant splash.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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