UFC on ESPN 8 Results: Matt Brown vs. Miguel Baeza

Miguel Baeza def. Matt Brown by KO (Left Hook) 0:18 – Round 2

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These two all-action welterweights, on seemingly opposite ends of their careers, would get after it immediately. Both fighters per their usual selves, were pumping heavy jabs and firing leg kicks at will. Baeza would continue to chew away at that lead leg of Brown, and Brown was starting to wear the pain of the constant leg kicks. In the blink of an eye, Brown rushed Baeza against the fence and landed a three-piece combination that connected clean at every turn. Baeza’s mouthpiece went airborne, and he was badly hurt– hanging on to Brown for dear life, attepting to keep him close.

Brown separated after some resistance from Baeza, and got off a close range elbow and a right hook for good measure. Baeza, while still on wobbly legs, was regaining his composure quickly and was beginning to put together offense of his own, amidst recovering. Brown would continue to stalk his prey, and would promptly pay for it as Baeza scored a knockdown of his own, to flip the fight completely on it’s head. Baeza would find himself in side control moments after, but would ultimately see Brown squander out from underneath and get back to his feet to cap off a wild opening round. 

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While the opening round was exhilarating in it’s own right, the second round would not need the full five minutes to provide even more fireworks. Forget five minutes, the fight wouldn’t even last twenty more seconds…

Miguel Baeza, after being on the brink of defeat in round one, for the first time as a pro, connected cleanly with a huge left hook. Baeza’s left hook sent Brown straight down to the floor with little need for a follow-up. Baeza goes from the brink of his first loss, to 2-0 in the octagon and 9-0 as a pro– less than ten minutes after the fact.

Official Result: Miguel Baeza def. Matt Brown by KO (Left Hook) 0:18 – Round 2

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