Ion Cutelaba storms right through Tanner Boser with first round knockout at UFC on ESPN 44
The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to us tonight, April 15, 2023, for UFC on ESPN 44, going down live from the T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, Missouri.
Headlining the event is a matchup of featherweight contenders, as former champion Max Holloway (23-7) faces no. 4 ranked Arnold Allen (19-1) in the main event of the evening.
Co-headlining the event is also a featherweight contest, this one between coming Edson Barboza (22-11) and Billy Quarantillo (17-4).
Our third bout that went down on our six-fight main card tonight came in the light-heavyweight division, where Ion Cutelaba (16-9-1, 1 NC) faced off against Tanner Boser (20-9-1).
Cutelaba came into the bout on a three-fight skid, while Boser, who made his 205 lb debut tonight, had gone 3-3 over his latest six appearances.
Continue reading to see how this light-heavyweight contest went down:
Official Result: Ion Cutelaba def. Tanner Boser via TKO (punches) at 2:05 of round one
Cutelaba drops Boser with a nasty straight right early on in the opening round and has him badly hurt. He assumes top position in Boser’s guard, before Boser attempts to work his way back up.
As Boser is attempting his get up, Cutelaba never lets him off the hook and continues reigning down thunderous punches to his face and the referee was forced to stop the action.
ION CUTELABA DÉTRUIT TANNER BOSER. TKO PREMIER ROUND 💥 #UFCKansasCity pic.twitter.com/ZctcGb69bj
— ARENA (@MMArena_) April 16, 2023
Ion Cutelaba snaps his three-fight skid tonight at UFC on ESPN 44 with a first round knockout over Tanner Boser. Wow what a performance by him! That’s what his fights look like, pure violence. He either wins or loses in devastating fashion, every single time. It’s always a pleasure seeing Ion Cutelaba fights.
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