A blistering series of elbows against the cage as Wright stuffed a takedown attempt from Jamie Pickett was the beginning of the end once he recognized his opponent was hurt. Wright followed up on the elbows with several huge knees from the clinch and eventually a barrage of punches on the ground that gave the referee no choice but to stop the contest.
The end came at just 1:04 in the opening round.
“As soon as I saw his legs buckle, I knew it was only a matter of time,” Wright said about his latest win. “I have 100 percent finish rate, I’m really good of seeing when people are hurt. I took advantage of that.”
A wild exchange opened the fight, which immediately saw Pickett get tagged with a couple of stiff punches and he decided to slow down the action by looking for the takedown. That’s when Wright unloaded with rapid-fire elbows from the clinch that saw Pickett drop to his knees momentarily after absorbing the damage.
Once he smelled blood in the water, Wright began looking for the finish with the knees from the clinch that put Pickett down on the mat and he had no intention of letting the Contender Series veteran back up again.
Now 12-1 with one no contest, Wright seems to live by the philosophy of go big or go home and it appears he’s going to do everything possible to keep his finishing rate at 100 percent as he moves forward in his UFC career.