Video: Matt Brown Delivers 1-Punch Knockout vs. Dhiego Lima at UFC Vegas 29

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IIJune 19, 2021

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JUNE 19: Matt Brown reacts after his knockout victory over Dhiego Lima of Brazil in a welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on June 19, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)
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Matt Brown delivered a vicious one-punch knockout on Dhiego Lima to kick off the UFC Vegas 29 main card on Saturday:

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OUT OF NOWHERE 🤯@IamTheImmortal only needed one shot at #UFCVegas29 pic.twitter.com/52yWQ8WJxc

Brown officially won the welterweight bout at 3:02 of Round 2.

The 40-year-old had a few words to say for the fans at home after the match:

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"How's that for 40, b----?"@IamTheImmortal is still getting it done 😤 #UFCVegas29 pic.twitter.com/69LfkLqJLw

Brown's knockout also had historical significance, which UFC News relayed:

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Matt Brown (@IAmTheImmortal) ties Vitor Belfort and Derrick Lewis for most knockouts in UFC history with 12. <br><br>With Brown's knockdown of Dhiego Lima, he becomes the 31st fighter in UFC history with 10+ career knockdowns. #UFCVegas29

Brown improved to 23-18 lifetime as a professional (16-12 UFC). He has earned 15 knockouts and six submission wins for his career. The 32-year-old Lima fell to 15-9 professionally with the defeat.