Veteran UFC featherweight contender, Cub Swanson turned in a masterful performance to open the main card of UFC Vegas 45 — forcing a first round knockout win over fellow division mainstay, Darren Elkins.

Swanson, who joined former-foes, Jose Aldo and Max Holloway for most combined featherweight wins in UFC and WEC history, managed to bloody the durable Elkins early in the opening round with his striking before sitting back and comfortably countering the veteran.

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Rushing in after a couple of well-placed shots and a notable knockdown. Swanson barely missed with a wheel kick, before clipping Elkins once again — who stumbled forward, and forced referee, Herb Dean to call a halt to the fight in the opening frame.

Below, catch the highlights from Cub Swanson’s eye-catching knockout win over Darren Elkins.

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