The UFC Vegas 12 preliminary card delivered with finish-after-finish puncuated by a honey sweet combination by Alex Hernandez.
UFC President Dana White is going to have a tough time handing out performance awards after showings like these. Take a look below for the best highlights from the UFC Vegas 12 prelims.
Alexander Hernandez def. Chris Gruetzemacher by TKO via strikes (1:46, R1)
Hernandez has never looked better! "The Great" one piced up Gruetzemacher with a diverse set of strikes. Hernandez stumbled his opponent with a left cross and swarmed him with boxing combinations for the KO finish.
Adrian Yanez def. Victor Rodriguez by KO via head kick (2:46, R1)
Yanez made an emphatic statement with a cracking first-round KO. Yanez walloped on Rodriguez from the start, hurting him with big punches and punctuating it with a well-timed head kick.
Sean Strickland def. Jack Marshman by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Strickland out-boxed Marshman by a country mile en route to a unanimous decision victory. Crisp boxing aside, perhaps the most intriguing portion of the fight was Strickland's trash talk. The winning fighter would regularly ask Marshman to fall, reminding him how much time was left in the round and more. "Jack, why is your head made of steel?"
Jason Witt def. Cole Williams by submission via arm-triangle choke (2:09, R2)
Witt put forth a dominant performance, bloodying and beating Williams en route to a second-round submission. Witt repeatedly picked up Williams and slammed him to the ground. He also opened up a cut over the eye that bled profusely across the mat.
Dustin Jacoby def. Justin Ledet by TKO via strikes (2:38, R1)
Jacoby punctuates his long road back to the UFC with a spectacular first-round finish. Jacoby chopped away at Ledet's leg. It did not take long for Ledet to feel the effects as he lost stability and fell over. Jacoby poured on the pressure, dropping Ledet with a big punch and bringing the fight to an end.
Miles Johns def. Kevin Natividad by KO via punch (2:51, R3)
Johns was likely ahead by two rounds to nothing heading into the final stanza. Not looking to rest on his laurels, Johns obliterated Natividad with an uppercut that folded him backwards.