23-year-old Francis Marshall caps off UFC debut with big knockout win

Francis Marshall earned his UFC contract on the again of a strong efficiency on Dana White’s Contender Collection again in August and has in the present day capped off his debut with an infinite knockout win over veteran Marcelo Rojo.

The South American has now suffered his third loss in a row since becoming a member of the UFC and will effectively be the subsequent title on the chopping block, seemingly exiting the corporate with a 0-3 document. Regardless of the losses, ‘Pitbull’ has proven promise throughout his octagon outings and may take that have with him into his subsequent MMA enterprise.

Francis Marshall started on the entrance foot, taking the battle to his opponent from the opening bell. After touchdown heavy photographs and dropping the Argentinian within the first spherical, he went on to assert the end early into the second with a giant proper hand.

At simply 23 years previous, Francis Marshall confirmed nice promise and will probably be ecstatic together with his first UFC look, a win that would effectively earn him a efficiency bonus on the finish of the evening.

‘Fireplace’ has simply stamped his title on an already stacked featherweight division, and regardless of his virtually flawless show and at such a younger age, it’ll seemingly take a number of extra standout showcases to earn him a prime 15 spot.

Simply two fights into UFC Combat Night time: Thompson vs. Holland and the cardboard is shaping as much as be one of the crucial entertaining occasions of the yr. The opening battle noticed Yazmin Jauregui rating a powerful comeback TKO over the gritty Istela Nunes.

The occasion headlined by Stephen Thompson and Kevin Holland will function some implausible must-watch matchups. Extra standout fights on the cardboard are the heavyweight brawl between Tai Tuivasa and Sergei Pavlovich, and a welterweight showdown between Bryan Barberena and Rafael Dos Anjos.

Francis Marshall’s path to the UFC

Francis Marshall started his UFC profession by accumulating his first ever knockout in his skilled MMA profession, however how did the promising expertise look en path to the promotion?

In his first three bouts in martial arts, the New Jersey-native acquired off to a lightning begin by incomes back-to-back rear-naked submission victories and going 3-0 within the sport.

A choice win in his fourth battle ended his run of stoppages, however he acquired straight again to work and acquired one other submission win in his fifth matchup earlier this yr. As talked about, a brief stint on the Contender Collection simply months in the past earned him a contract with the UFC.