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WATCH: Justin Gaethje Scores Huge 1st-Round KO At UFC Philadelphia (VIDEO)


The Ultimate Fighting Championship returned to the city of brotherly love on Saturday, March 30 for UFC on ESPN 2 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

In the main event of the night, top lightweight contenders Edson Barboza and Justin Gaethje in a scrap that was sure to provide fireworks. And it delivered.

Less than one minute into the fight, Barboza and Gaethje both landed their own heavy shots as the main event turned into a brawl. Both men were comfortable standing in the pocket as they swung for the fences and the Philly crowd came to its feet. With the high pace, someone was sure to get knocked out.

And it was Gaethje who delivered.

Gaethje hit Barboza with a heavy shot that immediately stiffened him as he crashed to the mat and Gaethje celebrated his stunning victory.

Here is the video of the finish.

WE TOLD YOU THIS FIGHT WOULDN'T DISAPPOINT!@Justin_Gaethje puts Barboza away in round 1! #UFCPhiladelphia pic.twitter.com/WD40HcctN9

— UFC (@ufc) March 31, 2019

The full results from UFC Philadelphia can be seen below.

UFC on ESPN 2 Results

  • Justin Gaethje def. Edson Barboza via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 2:30
  • Jack Hermansson def. David Branch via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 0:49
  • Josh Emmett def. Michael Johnson via knockout (punch) – Round 3, 4:14
  • Michelle Waterson def. Karolina Kowalkiewicz via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Paul Craig def. Kennedy Nzechukwu via submission (triangle choke) – Round 3, 4:20
  • Sodiq Yusuff def. Sheymon Moraes via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Marina Rodriguez def. Jessica Aguilar via unanimous decision (29-26, 29-27, 29-27)
  • Desmond Green def. Ross Pearson via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 2:52
  • Kevin Aguilar def. Enrique Barzola via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Kevin Holland def. Gerald Meerschaert via split decision (29-27, 28-29, 30-27)
  • Casey Kenney def. Ray Borg via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
  •  Maryna Moroz def. Sabina Mazo via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  •  Alex Perez def. Mark De La Rosa via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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