Sometimes matadors lose too!
For most of the time it was a back and forth battle. Both fighters didn’t want to rush things and waited for the perfect chance. Salazar landed a couple of high kicks in the debut, Velasquez responded with a kick to the body. One minute into the opening round opponents suddenly pressed the pedal to the metal and started to exchange shots viciously but it was only a short burst of action.
The devastating knee that Salazar landed caught fans and commentators by surprise but what was more important – it came absolutely unexpected for Velasquez. A huge left knee to the head rocked “Matador”, another one stunned him only a second later and a left hook to the head dropped him to the mat. Salazar unleashed a fearsome ground and pound and threw seven shots at his helpless opponent forcing referee Gabriel Peralta Molina to intervene and stop the punishment.