UFC Auckland results: Ben Nguyen scores quick submission win over Tim Elliott (highlights)

Ben Nguyen wins at UFC Auckland

On Saturday evening, the UFC returned to our screens with UFC Auckland, an exciting 11-fight card that broadcasted live from Auckland, New Zealand.  In the second bout of the main card, we were treated to a clash of ranked flyweights, as recent title challenger Tim Elliott collided with Australia’s Ben Nguyen.

To say this one was a blowout for Australia’s Nguyen would be an understatement.

Moments after the opening bell rang, Nguyen rattled his foe with a head-kick, and sent the fight to the mat. After a brief scramble, Nguyen took his crafty foe’s back, and succeeded where even UFC flyweight champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson failed by locking up a beautifully applied rear-naked choke for the win. The tap occurred at the 49-second mark of the first round.

See the finish below:

With this win, Nguyen builds on the momentum of a decision defeat of Geane Herrera. He’s now 18-6 overall.

Elliott, on the other hand, returns to the loss column after an impressive defeat of Louis Smolka. The former title challenger is now 14-8-1 overall.

Do you think Ben Nguyen could soon be contender for the UFC flyweight title?

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 6/10/2017.