UFC on FX 6 took place on Friday night from Australia’s Gold Coast. And while the focus of the night from a PR perspective may have been the crowning of two new winners of The Ultimate Fighter and the headlining bout between the opposing coaches, the fan focus was clearly on the middleweight contest between Hector Lombard and Rousimar Palhares.
Calm, cool and collected are three words that have never been used to describe the two aforementioned fighters. And hopes were high that fans would see something fairly spectacular go down when the cage door locked behind Lombard and Palhares.
The fight started off slow, but those hoping for some lovely violence were rewarded when Lombard put Palhares down and out with his heavy hands.
Just in case you were wondering who Lombard wanted to face next, he made it pretty clear that he is very interested in seeing Michael Bisping across the Octagon in the very near future.
Not to be outdone, main-eventer Ross Pearson put his opponent, George Sotiropolous, to the ground three times in total, with the last time bringing the referee in to wave off the fight.
The name recognition on Friday night’s card may not have been the highest, but overall, it was a pretty solid event. And hey, who doesn’t like a knockout or two?