Kennedy Nzechukwu ends insane UFC 259 fight with violent KO of Carlos Ulberg

If you avoided Kennedy Nzechukwu vs. Carlos Ulberg, by a lot of accounts, you lost out.

Saturday, Fortis Mixed Martial Arts’s Nzechukwu (8-1 Mixed Martial Arts, 2-1 UFC) and City Kickboxing’s Ulberg (3-1 Mixed Martial Arts, 0-1 UFC) got in the cage throughout the UFC 259 initial card. Eventually, Nzechukwu’s hand was raised following a violent knockout at the 3:19 mark of Round 2 – however it was a hard-fought roadway to get the surface.

In the opening minute of the battle, Ulberg rocked Nzechukwu with a high kick. Although he soaked up an assault of attack, Nzechukwu endured. Backward and forward the 2 fighters went. Nzechukwu discovered success with his sly left hand, which he amazed Ulberg in on various events. On the other hand, Ulberg targeted Nzechukwu’s body. Sometimes, he ended up and landed full-force body blows on Nzechukwu, who was concealed.


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In Round 2, Ulberg looked revitalized and made up. In spite of his calm technique, Nzechukwu captured him with a violent right-hand man in the middle of an exchange that sent out the Israel Adesanya colleague to the mat, propped up versus the fence. Nzechukwu swarmed Ulberg and a couple of follow-up shots ended up the battle in the eyes of referee Herb Dean.

The win was Nzechukwu’s very first UFC surface triumph and he ruined Ulberg’s marketing launching.

UFC 259 happened Saturday at the UFC Peak in Las Vegas. The primary card aired on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and early prelims on ESPN+.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.