Christian Aguilera certainly made the most of his UFC debut.
After accepting a fight on short notice at UFC on ESPN 10, Aguilera needed just 59 seconds to put Anthony Ivy away with a blistering barrage of punches that stopped the fight in the opening round.
“I’ve dreamed about this for the past 10 years, getting here and having my debut like this is amazing,” Aguilera said after his first UFC win. “We were drilling that combo in the back. Here we go this is the result of hard work.”
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The welterweights exchanged a couple of strikes on the feet before Ivy uncorked a perfectly placed overhand right that slipped through Ivy’s defense and left him on wobbly legs. At first, Aguilera didn’t realize his opponent was stunned but once he saw Ivy teetering towards the cage, he seized on the opening.
Aguilera surged forward with a series of lefts and rights that saw Ivy crumble to the ground as referee Dan Miragliotta rushed into stop the fight before any further damage could be inflicted.
With the win, Aguilera notches his third straight victory overall but none more important that getting a TKO in his octagon debut.