The heavyweights were on display last night (Sat., Feb. 4, 2017) at UFC Fight Night 104 live on FOX Sports 1 from inside Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, as veteran Anthony Hamilton welcomed Octagon newcomer Marcel Fortuna to the divisional ranks. Despite some early success, it didn’t end all that well for “Freight Train.”
After pushing the pace to begin the fight and put Fortuna on his heels, Hamilton got greedy as he moved in with his hands down on multiple occasions. The Brazilian caught Hamilton with a short right that essentially woke him up, but then put him to sleep when he landed another powerful right later in Round 1. Fortuna walks away with the knockout victory in his first UFC appearance.
The full fight video highlights can be seen below courtesy of UFC.
Impressive KO and debut from the new UFC heavyweight, Marcel Fortuna. https://t.co/Vyqt5NmvuL
— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) February 5, 2017
With this win, Fortuna bursts onto the scene with a memorable finish to his name. Hamilton may have been softened up by Francis Ngannou back in December, but the Brazilian showed some solid composure under fire in his debut. Fortuna weighed in at 210 pounds on just two weeks notice for this fight, so he’ll be moving down to light heavyweight his next time around.
For complete UFC Fight Night 104 results and coverage click here.
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