UFC 262: Live updates, results as Jordan Wright lands stunning KO
Some slick finishes to kick off UFC 262 got fight fans in the mood for the main course as the preliminary card started with brutal knockouts and classy submissions.
Charles Oliveira’s fight against Michael Chandler is the headliner and there’s plenty of interest in the co-main event between Tony Ferguson and Beneil Dariush too.
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Christos Giagos started proceedings in Houston by choking out Sean Soriano before Priscila Cachoeira clobbered Gina Mazany to secure a second-round stoppage.
The most savage blow was delivered by Jordan Wright, who knocked out Jamie Pickett in the first round. Wright took the fight to the ground and unloaded with a series of powerful punches to the head before landing two painful knees as Pickett scrambled to his feet and tried to retreat.
But the man known as the “Beverly Hills Ninja” went for the kill, chasing his rival to the other side of the Octagon and collecting him with yet another terrifying knee that dropped Pickett to the canvas. Some vicious ground and pound gave the referee no choice but to jump in and wave the fight off after just 64 seconds to protect a defenceless Pickett from copping any further punishment.
Wright showed his respect after the demolition job, bowing towards his latest victim.
How to win by knockout in 64 seconds, authored by Jordan Wright. (via @espnmma) #UFC262pic.twitter.com/IApHzsaNAD
I love the #RESPECT Jordan Wright gives to his opponent and the sport!!!!!
Jordan Wright defeats Jamie Pickett by TKO at 1:04 in Round 1. pic.twitter.com/wEmIWIn355
UFC 262 results
Charles Oliveira vs Michael Chandler
Tony Ferguson vs Beneil Dariush
Matt Schnell vs Rogerio Bontorin
Katlyn Chookagian vs Viviane Araujo
Shane Burgos vs Edson Barboza
Ronaldo Souza vs Andre Muniz
Lando Vannata defeated Mike Grundy via split decision (29-28, 27-30, 30-27)
Jordan Wright defeated Jamie Pickett via TKO (R1, 1:04)
Andrea Lee defeated Antonina Shevchenko via submission (triangle armbar R2, 4:52)
Priscila Cachoeira defeated Gina Mazany via TKO (R2, 4:51)
Tucker Lutz defeated Kevin Aguilar via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x 2)
Christos Giagos defeated Sean Soriano via submission (D’Arce choke R2, 3:59)
Start time and how to watch
The main card is scheduled to get underway at around 12pm AEDT, with the fighters in the headline bouts walking into the Octagon at around 2pm.
The fight night is being shown on Foxtel’s Main Event, and you can purchase the pay-per-view for $54.95 by clicking here.
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