UFC 71 light heavyweight: Houston Alexander vs. Keith Jardine
Alexander is making his UFC debut. Jardine is coming off a victory over Forrest Griffin in his last fight. Jardine is greeted with cheering when he enters the Octagon.
Jardine catches Alexander with a punch that staggers Alexander. But, Alexander comes back with a vengeance, unleashing a torrent of punches that absolutely rock Jardine. Jardine loses his mouthpiece on the way down as Alexander applies the finishing touches. Referee Steve Mazzagatti jumps in to stop the fight as Alexander wins impressively in his debut.
The crowd truly appreciates Alexander’s performance.
Winner: Alexander wins by TKO at 0:48 of the first round.
Referee: Steve Mazzagatti