The UFC Liverpool undercard was wrapped up by a middleweight bout between the long-absent Tom Breese, and Australian judoka Dan Kelly.
It was a rough night for the 40-year-old Kelly. Midway through the first round, Breese connected with a rocket-fuelled uppercut that put Kelly on the retreat, clutching his face in pain. A few followup strikes later, and it was all over.
See Tom Breese’s finish below.
FIRST ROUND STUNNER!
Tom Breese is back in the win column. #UFCLiverpool pic.twitter.com/2IyAHQhkGl
— UFC (@ufc) May 27, 2018
This bout, which was Breese’s first in more than 700 days, served to separate him from a tough, UFC 199 split decision loss to Sean Strickland. He is now a solid 11-1 overall.
Kelly, meanwhile, is now on a tough three-fight skid, having also recently given up a decision to Elias Theodorou, and succumbed to a first-round punch from Derek Brunson. He’s now 13-4 overall, and based on his pre-fight comments, might soon opt to hang up the gloves.
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This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 5/27/2018.