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UFC Utica results: Jose Torres finishes Jarred Brooks after slam gone awry

MMA: UFC Fight Night-Utica- Brooks v Torres
Jose Torres celebrates his win at UFC Utica on Friday
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Big slam knockouts are the stuff of legends in mixed martial arts. They’re few, far between, and memorable.

But the person doing the slamming knocking himself out? That’s a whole different ballgame.

Jarred Brooks was winning his UFC Utica flyweight matchup against highly touted prospect Jose Torres in the opening bout of Friday night’s card.

He picked up Torres for a slam in the second round and went to get a bit of extra leverage, which turned into his downfall. Brooked landed on his head and basically knocked himself out. Torres went to pounce and the fight was waved off at the 3:55 mark.

“He hit a big slam, used a lot of energy,” Torres said. “He let me get parallel, I let him get off center, he knocked himself out and I put myself in the big power position.”

Brooks won the first round handily, dropping Torres with a spinning back fist and controlling the bulk of the round. Torres had worked his way back into the fight in the second, but appeared to be in a bad spot before Brooks picked Torres up for the slam and then overplayed his hand.

“It’s awesome,” Torres said. “It’s definitely one for the memory banks. I take a beating, I slowly come back, somehow I come back from adversity and this is what happened.”

Torres, the former Titan FC champ from Chicago, improved to 8-0 with his sixth career finish. Brooks (13-2) dropped his second straight fight.

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