The Canadian-born Sam Stout provided us with the highlight of the night when he knocked out Yves Edwards at 3:52 of the first round.
Stout caught Edwards with a ferocious left hook that knocked him out cold as Stout began celebrating instantly.
Stout was shocked as he spoke after the fight about the knockout.
"I thought it would take a little bit longer to be able to connect against a fighter of Yves Edwards' caliber. I was putting my combinations together and trying to slow him down.
"We've been working for several months on landing a left hook against a left-handed fighter. Tonight, it landed and it worked. It's an amazing feeling to score a knockout like that in front of the Canadian fans."
No one expected Stout to knock out Edwards in the first round and many expected the fight to last much longer than that, including Stout himself. Edwards seemed to be a bit surprised after the fight as well.
"I've never been knocked out, so this is a tough loss for me. I've got to go
back and see the tape to figure out where my defense broke down."
Both fighters are extremely talented and both have a lot of potential in the UFC, but it appears that Stout's left hook was just too much for Edwards at UFC 131.
Matt Faulconer is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. All quotes come from official interview materials via UFC.
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