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Video: Payton Talbott stays undefeated, stops Yanis Ghemmouri in 19 seconds at UFC 303

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to us tonight, June 29, 2024 for UFC 303, going down live from the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada.

Headlining the event is a light-heavyweight championship rematch between current champion Alex Pereira (10-2) and no. 1 ranked former champion Jiri Prochazka (30-4-1).

Co-headlining the event is a lightweight bout between a pair of featherweight contenders in no. 3 ranked former title challenger Brian Ortega (16-3) and no. 14 ranked Diego Lopes (24-6).

Opening up our regular preliminary card tonight was a bantamweight bout between Payton Talbott (9-0) and Yanis Ghemmouri (12-3).

Talbott came into the bout as a hefty favorite, and for good reason though he was facing someone with twice the experience as himself.

Continue reading to see how our UFC 303 preliminary card opener went down:

Official Result: Payton Talbott def. Yanis Ghemmouri via TKO (punches) at :19 of round one

Talbott threw a leg kick out there about 10 seconds in before finding the range with his jab. Immediately after throwing his jab he followed it up with a beautiful, vicious right cross that floored Ghemmouri on the spot.

A few follow up shots later and the referee was forced to pull Talbott off the Frenchman.

Click here to view finish.

Following a 5-0 stint as an amateur that showcased five finishes Talbott turned professional in late 2021, making it to 2-0 inside of three months before being called up to fight at Urijah Faber’s A1 Combat promotion.

There he went on to finish opponents with records of 4-2, 5-3-1, and 8-1-1, knocking all three of them out before making an appearance on Dana White’s Contender Series last August. He battered 7-2 opponent Reyes Cortez on that night, winning the unanimous decision and getting awarded a UFC contract following.

Since then Talbott has picked up three-straight wins, submitting 7-1 Nick Aguirre with a third round rear naked choke, absolutely battering and TKO’ing 9-1 Cameron Saaiman 21 seconds into round two in March, a very highly touted young gun like himself, and now knocking out 12-2 Yanis Ghemmouri tonight.

At just 25 years of age Payton Talbott has a very bright future ahead of him.

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Brady Ordway
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