Coming in to this fight, Tyson Griffin was 2-2 in his last four fights. His victories came against Hermes Franca and Rafael dos Anjos while he was handed his losses by Evan Dunham and Sean Sherk.
Takanori "The Fireball Kid" Gomi had lost three out of his last five, including a loss against Kenny Florian in his UFC debut.
Needless to say, both fighters really needed the victory to remain relavent at 155.
In the first round, Griffin came out aggressive as usual, throwing and connecting well to the face of Gomi.
However, this did not discourage Gomi what-so-ever.
Griffin threw a leg kick, left his chin hanging up in the air, and Gomi landed a solid right hand that sent Griffin face first to the canvas. Gomi followed up with a few more punches and Jason Herzog steps in to stop the fight.
Gomi wins via knockout in the first round. This was the first time Griffin had ever been knocked out as a pro.
This was, without a doubt, the Gomi that we all knew in Pride.
If we continue to see the old school "Fireball Kid" in the octagon, he could very well be a force at 155.
Gomi vs. the winner of Guida-dos Anjos?
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