Takanori Gomi viciously knocks out Tyson Griffin early in the First RoundPosted on August 1, 2010, 08:30 PM by Anton Gurevich
Legendary PRIDE Lightweight Champion Takanori Gomi finally found his form inside the Octagon, after a devastating knockout victory over the UFC veteran Tyson Griffin. Both fighters measured up in an early exchange, but it was "The Fireball Kid" who landed a perfect right on Griffin's jaw.
Tyson Griffin landed like a sack of potatoes on the canvas, forcing the referee Jason Herzog to stop the contest after just 1:03 minute mark. Griffin protested for an early stoppage, but everyone at the SportsArena in San Diego agreed that Herzog stopped the action just in time.
At his post-fight interview, Takanori Gomi declared that he considers this fight as his debut in the UFC, after losing via Rear Naked Choke to Kenny Florian last March at UFC 21.