UFC Austin: Jeremiah Wells Lands Massive Left Hand, Finishes McGee In First Round

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Court McGee, Jeremiah Wells, UFC Austin Ceremonial Weigh-InsCourt McGee, Jeremiah Wells, UFC Austin Ceremonial Weigh-Ins. Credit: UFC/YouTube

UFC welterweight Court McGee turns down nary opponents, and amusement that erstwhile again arsenic helium stepped into the octagon for a match-up with up-and-comer Jeremiah Wells connected the prelim information of UFC Austin connected Saturday.

McGee (21-10) was riding a two-fight triumph streak with decisions implicit Claudio Silva and Ramiz Brahimaj respectively. The long-time UFC vet has fought successful the promotion since 2010.

Wells (10-2-1) was besides connected a two-fight triumph streak to commencement the night, with a KO decorativeness of Warlley Alves successful 2021 and submission triumph implicit Mike Mathetha (Blood Diamond) astatine UFC 271.

Round 1 began with Wells putting unit connected McGee rather a bit. That gave mode to a Lot of staring astatine each other, with neither antheral consenting to propulsion the archetypal shot. McGee tried to enactment kicks successful bid to dilatory Wells down. But a perfectly acceptable up combination, ending with a near hand, enactment McGee connected the crushed and ended the fight.

For wells, that’s his 3rd consecutive triumph successful the UFC, and 5th consecutive overall, dating backmost to his CFFC days. It’s besides the 2nd clip successful 3 fights that Wells has stopped an Ultimate Fighter winner, with Warlley Alves having won TUF Brazil 3.

Official Result: Jeremiah Wells def. Court McGee by TKO, Round 1, 1:34