The re-tooled Gabriel Gonzaga continues to impress.
The Ludlow, Mass.-based fighter, who once challenged Randy Couture for the UFC heavyweight title, has looked like a new fighter in his second UFC stint.
Jordan connected on a straight right, then missed on a left. Gonzaga then pounced, as he drilled Jordan, who was pressing forward, with a counter right hand. Jordan dropped to the mat and Gonzaga landed a series of hammerfists to finish the fight.
"I know he's a really active guy and has the power to knock someone out," Gonzaga said. "Counter attack, reverse."
It was Gonzaga's second straight first-round finish. He's won four of five since returning to the UFC.
"t feels great to be back and climbing back to a title shot," Gonzaga (17-7) said.
Jordan (15-5) had a two-fight win streak snapped.