It took Carlos Ullberg just over a minute to get the job done on Saturday in Las Vegas.
The light heavyweight prospect faced Tafon Nchukwi in the UFC Vegas 57 preliminary bout at UFC APEX and it didn’t take long for him to put Nchukwi in danger. Both fighters started the fight cautiously, but Ullberg landed a vicious left hook that hurt Nchukwi badly. The Black Jaguar saw blood in the water and pounced on him before referee Herb Dean stepped in to call a stoppage at 1:15 of the opening stanza.
Watch the video of Ullberg’s first finish in the octagon above.
With this win, Uhlberg improves to 2-1 in the UFC and 5-1 overall. Product City Kickboxing received a contract for Dana WhiteChallenge Series in November 2020 and four months later, he made his debut in the octagon at UFC 259, where he was stopped by Kennedy Nzechukwu. The 31-year-old bounced back with his first promotional win nearly a year later at UFC 271 in February, where he took a decision victory over Fabio Cerant.
Nchukwi finished two fights in a row, reducing his UFC record to 2-3.