Opponent Phil Hawes used his potent wrestling to take the first round of their middleweight contest, so Marquez came out swinging in the second. He hurt Hawes badly, and after the two tumbled to the mat it looked like Marquez might score the finish via ground-and-pound or submission.
Instead, Hawes fought his way up, a decision he would soon regret. Marquez lined up a nasty head kick that caught Hawes right on the chin, sending him plummeting facedown onto the canvas.
“Can I kick it? Yes you can!” an excited Snoop Dogg said on color commentary.
Unsurprisingly, Marquez was one of the competitors offered a UFC contract after Tuesday’s fights.