UFC Vegas 62 Video: Pete Rodriguez slays Mike Jackson by brutal knee knockout


Pete Rodriguez didn’t get a win in his octagon debut, but he definitely made up for that in his second fight at UFC Vegas 62.

The always aggressive welterweight came out guns blazing against Mike Jackson and it didn’t take long for Rodriguez to start connecting with hard punches to the body and head. After pushing the fight back to the cage, Rodriguez started unloading shots in succession until Jackson attempted to duck his head to escape, and that’s when a knee blasted him flush in the face.

Jackson slumped down to the canvas, with Rodriguez adding an extra punch for good measure, as the referee rushed in to stop the contest at 1:33 in the opening round.

” “I have always needed to prove my point,” Rodriguez stated about his win. “I’m back from the dead. I proved that today. I’m back from the dead. .”

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As the biggest betting favorite on the entire card, Rodriguez seemed to know his advantages and he didn’t pay much attention to the long reach and height advantage that belonged to Jackson. Rodriguez showed aggression from the beginning and set the tone with an aggressive body shot, which dropped Jackson to the floor momentarily.

From there, Rodriguez just kept picking Jackson apart on the feet while unleashing a combination that included a stiff uppercut that landed clean. Once Jackson started moving his head from side to side in an attempt to avoid any more damage, Rodriguez threw the perfectly timed knee that ultimately ended the fight.

The knockout serves as Rodriguez’s first UFC win and his remarkable run of first-round finishes continues — every victory on his record has come in less than three minutes.