Justin Tafa Knocks Out Parker Porter in 1 Minute at UFC 284; Video

Justin Tafa Knocks Out Parker Porter in 1 Minute at UFC 284; Video

  • The main card of UFC 284 lived up to the hype as each fight produced some memorable moments
  • Justin Tafa needed just one minute to secure victory as he beat Parker Porter by knockout at UFC 284
  • Australia's Jack Della Maddalena got the home crowd going wild as he beat Randy Brown in quick fashion

The UFC went down under as the world’s premier MMA organization headed to Australia for UFC 284.

The headline fight was the battle between Islam Makhachev and Alexander Volkanovski for the Lightweight title.

The two fighters are considered the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world. Before the duo squared off, the rest of the card put on a show to remember.

Justin Tafa Knocks Out Parker Porter in 1 Minute at UFC 284; Video
Justin Tafa produced a knockout in just a minute as Jimmy Curte and Jack Della Maddalena also won big in front of their home fans at UFC 284. Image: Chris Unger
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Alonzo Menifield vs Jimmy Crute

The light heavyweights opened the pay-per-view, putting on a hard-hitting affair. The first round saw hometown fighter, Jimmy Crute, take on Alonzo Menifield. Crute used his submission game to great advantage as he dominated Menifield in the early exchanges.

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The Australian took his opponent down to the ground and attempted to hook in a few submission holds. Once both fighters got to their feet, Menifield turned the tide. The American landed big shots that dropped Crute, but he survived until the end of the round.

Round 2

Menifield landed a big shot to open round two, dropping Crute to the ground. The commentators also noted that Menifield had the advantage when it came to the stand-up and that Crute was getting picked off when he tried to trade.

Menifield tried to knock out his opponent. The American tried his best to score the knockout throughout the round, but the Australian held firm. Crute ended the round in a dominant position, attempting to hook in a rear naked choke toward the end.

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Round 3

With both heading into the third and final round, both fighters felt the effects of fast-paced early rounds. While grappling along the cage, Crute attempted a takedown which Menifield stopped by grabbing onto the cage. He immediately had a point deducted from him by the referee. The rest of the round saw Crute in a dominant position, but neither fighter threatened much in the final five minutes.

The Decision

The judges scored the fights 29-27, 28-28, and 28-28 as the fight was declared a majority draw.

Justin Tafa vs Parker Porter

When the heavyweights are involved, you can always expect a knockout. That was the case when Justin Tafa knocked out Parker Porter in just one minute. Tafa produced a beautiful combo to finish the fight before it really got started.

Jack Della Maddalena vs Randy Brown

Jack Della Maddalena also didn’t need more than a round to finish off Randy Brown. The Australian welterweight landed a beautiful hook which dropped Brown and he soon swarmed him.

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Brown recovered but gave his back up, allowing Della Maddalena to hook in the rear naked choke. It only took two minutes for the hometown hero to secure the victory.

Makhachev defeats Volkanovski

The main event of UFC promised to be one to watch.

The Lightweight champion Islam Makhachev put his title on the line against Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski, Sports Brief reported.

The two fighters are the number one and number two ranked pound-for-pound fighters in the world and wanted to settle who was the best once and for all.

Source: SportsBrief.com