UFC FN 46: Conor McGregor Thrills Dublin Crowd With First Round Stoppage
By FCF Staff
UFC Fight Night 46 was built to showcase the abilities of Conor McGregor, and the Irish featherweight didn’t disappoint his country men and women. Just as the outspoken McGregor predicted heading into the fight, the rising star put away Diego Brandao in the opening round.
While defending a series of leg lock attempts from Brandao early on, McGregor landed several punches from above. After the fight returned to its feet, McGregor quickly returned Brandao to the mat with a left hand. From there, “Notorious” finished the deal with a flurry of right hands, as Brandao attempted to cover up from below.
With the victory, which was the 26 year-old’s third in the UFC, McGregor’s record improved to 15-2. Brandao’s sits at 18-10.
Here are the results from UFC Fight Night 46, which was hosted by the 02 in Dublin, Ireland.
Conor McGregor def. Diego Brandao via TKO (punches) R1, 4:05
Gunnar Nelson def. Zak Cummings via submission (rear-naked choke) R2, 4:48
Ian McCall def. Brad Pickett via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Norman Parke def. Naoyuki Kotani via TKO (punches) R2, 3:41
Ilir Latifi def. Chris Dempsey via TKO (punches) R1, 2:07
Neil Seery def. Phil Harris via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Cathal Pendred def. Mike King via submission (rear-naked choke) R2, 3:33
Trevor Smith def. Tor Troeng via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Nikita Krylov def. Cody Donovan via TKO (punches) R1, 4:57
Patrick Holohan def. Josh Sampo via submission (rear-naked choke) R1, 3:06