Marc Diakiese vs. Teemu Packalen
For a fight that lasted just half a minute, Marc Diakiese handled to squeeze in a remarkable variety of highlight-worthy minutes versus Teemu Packalen.
However while the spinning kicks to open the bout were nice, Diakiese’s (12-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) best move was the blistering right hand that stiffened up Packalen (8-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) and dropped him unconscious to the floor, ending the bout just 30 seconds into the opening round.
The lightweight fight became part of the preliminary card of today’s UFC Fight Night 107 occasion at The O2 in London. It streamed on UFC Fight Pass.
Diakiese wasted no time putting his dynamic style on screen in this one. A selection of kicks to the head and the body got Packalen moving backward early, and Diakiese’s frenetic attack forced Packalen to come forward in the hopes of slowing his output.
That would show to be an error when Diakiese uncorked a heavy right-hand man that captured Packalen squarely on the jaw as he moved in. That a person punch sufficed to send out Packalen pitching to the floor, his head bouncing off the mat as he collapsed in an unconscious stack. One take a look at him where he lay, and Diakiese knew the fight was over, a reality he commemorated with a backflip.
In his post-fight interview, Diakiese would repeat his claim that he is “the very best” prior to requesting a fast turnaround to obtain him back in the cage quickly. When it comes to his fight with Packalen?
“That was too easy,” Diakiese stated.
With the win, Diakiese stays ideal as an expert. Packalen has actually now lost 2 of his previous 3.