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UFC Fight Night results, highlights: Jordan Leavitt makes tremendous debut with brutal slam knockout

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There have been very few slam knockouts in UFC history, but Jordan Leavitt not only scored a big one over Matt Wiman at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night, but did so in just 22 seconds. Making the stoppage victory even more impressive, Leavitt didn’t need to land a single strike to record the knockout stoppage.

Leavitt was making his Octagon debut with a perfect 7-0 record, taking on Wiman, who made his UFC debut in 2006 and was a competitor on the fifth season of The Ultimate Fighter.

It took little time for Leavitt to lift Wiman off his feet before walking him across the Octagon and to his corner. Leavitt then placed his arm across Wiman’s neck and slammed him into the mat. Wiman was immediately unconscious and Leavitt stopped before landing a punch.

Wiman remained on the canvas for several minutes before sitting up and walking out of the Octagon under his own power.

“It’s crazy! I’ve never removed anybody from their consciousness before in a fight, that’s my first time. Honestly it’s a little bit anticlimactic, Leavitt said. “I’ve been waiting for this for ten years and then it’s over very quickly, but definitely really happy. I hope I get that bonus. I’m ecstatic!”

Only 12 fights in UFC history have ended by knockout via slam. Leavitt was happy he could wrap up his 2020 in style and in his fifth bout of the year.

“I somehow found a way to have four fights this year even though five of these months were of complete lockdown. I’m super blessed,” Leavitt said. “My wife got pregnant and I have a baby girl on the way, got my UFC contract and life is just looking up. I have nothing to complain about.”

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