In a truly dominant victory at the featherweight limit, Steve Garcia knocks back popular division prospect, Chase Hooper — landing a stunning four separate knockdowns in the opening minute and a half en route to a first round TKO win on the preliminary card of UFC Vegas 63.

Garcia, who entered tonight’s UFC Apex facility clash with Hooper off the back of a June knockout loss of his own against Hayisaer Maheshate, returned with a vengeance tonight — dropping and rocking Hopper in each lengthy exchange the two partook in.

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Landing three separate knockdowns before the eventual first round win, Garcia floored the Dana White‘s Contender Series alum with a left hook after Hooper missed with a spinning effort, forcing referee, Herb Dean to step in and call a halt to the action.

Below, catch the highlights from Chase Hooper’s first round TKO loss to Steve Garcia

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