Jordan Leavitt wins his UFC debut over Matt Wiman in 22 seconds

Jordan Leavitt wins his UFC debut over Matt Wiman in 22 seconds

Jordan Leavitt vs. Matt Wiman preview:

Surging middleweights Jack Hermansson and Marvin Vettori headline UFC on ESPN 19 tonight, Saturday, Dec. 5. After going through three different opponents, Hermansson will square off with Vettori.

A light-heavyweight bout between long-time veteran Ovince Saint Preux and Jamahal Hill will serve as the co-main event. Hermansson is in the mix of top middleweights after submitting Kelvin Gastelum in the first round at UFC Fight Night 172 back in July.

Kicking off the main card were lightweights Matt Wiman and Jordan Leavitt.

Wiman (16-9) is a UFC veteran who debuted with the promotion back in 2006 at UFC 60. The 37-year-old will look to get his first win in along time. Back in 2014, Wiman defeated Isaac Viallie-Flagg and following that fight, Wiman was off for five years before returning in 2019. His return to the octagon has been a tough go as he lost both of his fights last year. This is his first appearance of 2020.

As Wiman is making his 18th walk to the octagon tonight, Leavitt (7-0) is making his first. The 25-year old earned a UFC contract in July on Dana White’s Contender Series when he submitted Leivon Lewis by a first-round submission.

Here’s how their fight went down with a round-by-round breakdown and scoring. For a full list of results, click here.

Round 1

Both men trade leg kicks to open things out.

Seconds later, Leavitt picks up Wiman and slams him to the ground. As soon as Wiman’s head hit the canvas, he was out cold.

Leavitt wins his UFC debuts in literally seconds.

Official Result: Jordan Leavitt defeats Matt Wiman by KO – Round 1 (0:22)

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