Justin Gaethje and James Vick faced off in the main event of UFC Fight Night 135 at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska on Saturday, Aug. 25. The two top ten lightweights capped off an exciting night of fights on FOX Sports 1 and it didn’t take long for a winner to be determined.
Less than 90 seconds into the opening frame, Gaethje uncorked a hellacious right hook that landed square on Vick’s chin, immediately sending his 6-foot-2 opponent crumbling to the mat.
Just like that, it was a one-punch knockout for Gaethje that got him back in the win column and earned him a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus.
If you missed out on the thrilling main event scrap, you can check out the video highlights below:
Next up for the UFC is a pay-per-view event at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas on Sept. 8. The event, UFC 228, is headlined by a welterweight title fight between Tyron Woodley and Darren Till. In the co-main event, inaugural women’s flyweight champion Nicco Montano makes her first title defense when she takes on Valentina Shevchenko.
UFC Fight Night 135 Results
- Justin Gaethje def. James Vick via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 1:27
- Michael Johnson def. Andre Fili via split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)
- Cortney Casey def. Angela Hill via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
- Bryan Barberena def. Jake Ellenberger via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 2:26
- Deiveson Figueiredo def. John Moraga via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 3:08
- Eryk Anders def. Tim Williams via knockout (head kick) – Round 3, 4:42
- James Krause def. Warlley Alves via knockout (knee, punches) – Round 2, 2:28
- Cory Sandhagen def. Iuri Alcantara via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 1:01
- Andrew Sanchez def. Markus Perez via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Mickey Gall def. George Sullivan via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 1:09
- Joanne Calderwood def. Kalindra Faria via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 4:57
- Drew Dober def. Jon Tuck via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
- Rani Yahya def. Luke Sanders via submission (heel hook) – Round 1, 1:31