Irvin Averbukh improved his record Saturday night to 2-0 as an amateur fighter with his victory over Lee Rasanen. Averbukh, fights out of UFC-Gym-Staten Island, and earned an impressive Knockout victory at KTFO 13.
In his co-main event battle, the patter of body kicks by Averbukh left the crowd babbling. Head shots consistently connecting forcing Rasanen’s head to whip back. After three rounds of a constant beating, Averbukh landed a massive overhand punch that dropped Rasanen to his butt putting his back against the fence. The referee jumped in, waving his hands in the air signaling the end to the bout.
The UFC-Gym fighter won via Knockout in the third round at 1:52.
Averbukh of UFC-Gym-Staten Island, def. Lee Rasanen of Top or Bottom MMA. KTFO 1. April 30th, 2016.
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