UFC Orlando Video: Francis Marshall turns off the lights to Marcelo Rojo’s eyes with vicious punches


Contender Series vet Francis Marshall aced his UFC debut with a brutal second-round knockout of Marcelo Rojo on UFC Orlando’s preliminary card.

Marshall handed Rojo his third straight loss with a short right hand in the clinch, and a follow-up right hammerfist shut off the lights at the 1:14 mark of the middle frame.

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Rojo hoped to shake off the doldrums of his previous two fights. Just being able to compete was a blessing after the UFC’s decision to bar fighters who train with James Krause from competing in the octagon during multiple government investigations. Because of the short notice of the decision, execs gave Rojo a pass.

Rojo came out swinging, trading inside with Marshall. He broke rules and stopped one attempt at a takedown with two fence grabs. Marshall did not give up and continued to fight until the end. Even there, Rojo proved a threat with reverse elbows that bounced Marshall’s head off his opponent’s back, though he shook off the visual.

Marshall took a few heavy shots from Rojo in the opening moments of the second, but he found the turning point in the clinch. It was the 23-year-old’s seventh straight victory in an unbeaten pro career.

Source: https://www.mmafighting.com/2022/12/3/23491913/ufc-orlando-video-francis-marshall-shuts-off-lights-on-marcelo-rojo-with-brutal-punches?rand=96749