It may have been buried on the preliminary card, but the Jussier Formiga vs. Ben Nguyen flyweight match-up at tonight’s (Sat., February 10, 2018) UFC 221 from the Perth Arena in Perth, Australia, promised to be one of the best fights on the overall lambasted pay-per-view event.
That potential was soon realized in the octagon when, after two rounds of action, Formiga landed a perfect spinning backfist on Nguyen in the third that appeared to have knocked ‘Ben 10’ out cold. The fight continued, however, and Formiga locked in a simple rear-naked choke to ensure his opponent could not continue for another big win.
Check out the huge spinning backfist and the fight-ending submission here:
FORMIGA!!@JussierFormiga drops Nguyen w/ a spinning back fist, then locks in the RNC and puts him to sleep!
— UFC (@ufc) February 11, 2018