A key bantamweight bout between Thomas Almeida (21-0 MMA) and Anthony Birchak (12-3 MMA) took place on the UFC Fight Night 77 main card.
Round one started slower than most would have anticipated. Both fighters seemed hesitant at first, but after a dull two minutes the fists started flying. Following a crazy exchange, Birchak would land a takedown. Almeida quickly bounced back to his feet. Almeida would begin to find his range and started landing punches. A straight right would put Birchak away in devastating fashion. Huge walk-off knockout for Thomas Almeida!
Thomas Almeida wins via KO in Round 1