Jordan Mein performed as advertised as he beat up Forrest Petz with power strikes to get a quick knockout at 1:29 of Round 1 at SFS 7. Mein didn't take long to get comfortable and find his range, and then he hurt Petz with a shot to the liver during a torrid exchange.
Mein admitted he wasn't sure if Petz was playing possum, but he had some help from his corner in that regard.
I think it was the liver shot that hurt him, and then I heard my dad in my corner yelling finish him, I didn't really realize that he was hurt too bad, but they saw it so I jumped on him and I threw a couple to crash his guard and then threw an elbow and that got him in the temple and hurt him pretty bad.
Mein is a long welterweight who can throw his strikes from anywhere at anytime, and Petz didn't know what was coming next. Mein is very effective with lead elbows and was able load up and hurt Petz before he really had a chance.
I would love to see Mein in the UFC, and I asked him if he thought the finish was enough to impress the UFC. He said, "I think so because I've been in lots of wars, I've been in lots of three round fights and I'm really glad I got the quick finish here and put him away."
(See the video for post-fight comments from Mein and his father/trainer Lee.)
Dwight Wakabayashi is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report MMA and guest blogger for Sportsnet.ca UFC.
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