Erosa, an unorthodox striker, was clipped by a quick 1-2 combination from Smith, who immediately pounced with punches on the ground to pick up the first-round knockout. Smith’s record improved to 9-1 with the quick KO and all of his wins have come by way of finish.
This was Smith’s first official fight in the UFC after recording a first-round KO of Joseph Lowry in August to earn a Contender Series contract.
After the fight, Smith, a Cleveland resident who trains in Englewood, Colo., had a name in mind for his next opponent: UFC veteran Ross Pearson.
Watch the highlight-reel finish above.