Going into UFC 189 on July 11, 2015 in Las Vegas, Thomas Almeida (19-0) was looking to keep his undefeated record intact. In order to do that, he needed to get past former World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) standout Brad Pickett (24-11).

Mission accomplished.

In the opening frame, Pickett landed a leg kick and threw some punches. Later on, he began finding Almeida’s chin and some swelling started to form under his right eye. “One Punch” dropped his opponent with a left hook and then a knee to the nose. Almeida attempted a leg lock, but Pickett slipped out. Almeida sent Pickett crashing to the canvas with an elbow, but Pickett used his wrestling to escape danger.

The second round saw Almeida avoid a jumping knee from Pickett. Unfortunately for Pickett, he couldn’t avoid a flying knee from Almeida and was knocked out.

Final Result: Thomas Almeida def. Brad Pickett via knockout (knee) – Round 2, 0:29

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