Takashi Sato makes quick work of Jason Witt with first-round TKO

Takashi Sato makes quick work of Jason Witt with first-round TKO

The last of the Apex cards before “Fight Island,” UFC on ESPN 12 goes down tonight, Saturday, June. 27.

Taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada, the event is headlined by former lightweight challenger Dustin Poirier and rising contender Dan Hooker. Welterweights Mickey Gall and Mike Perry will meet in the co-main event of the evening.

The third bout of the evening features a welterweight matchup between Takashi Sato and newcomer Jason Witt.

Sato is coming off his second UFC defeat, a third-round TKO loss to Belal Muhammad at UFC 242 this past September. He dropped to 1-1 inside the octagon, ending a two-fight win streak, which included wins over Ben Saunders and Matt Vaile.

Witt replaces Ramiz Brahimaj on just one-days notice. Brahimaj was forced from the bout after one of his corners tested positive for COVID-19.

Witt enters the bout on a four-fight win streak. He most recently beat Zak Bucia by unanimous decision at FAC 2 on Feb. 22.

Here is how the welterweight bout between Takashi Sato and Jason Witt went down at UFC on ESPN 12, including round-by-round scoring. For full results of the event, check them out right here.

ROUND 1

Sato and Witt tap gloves and the fight is underway. Witt comes forward, eats a jab. Witt comes forward, Sato sets up a jab and lands straight left and Witt goes down. Witt tries to recover with a takedown, but Sato keeps landing strikes. Witt stays on the leg, but Sato escapes and lands more strikes and earns the TKO finish.

Official result: Takashi Sato def. Jason Witt via TKO at 0:48 in round 1. 

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