Takanori Gomi defeats Eiji Mitsuoka by TKO. The stoppage came at 2:21 in the second round.
Eiji Mitsuoka landed a short left hand and was quickly counter by Takanori Gomi's own punch. Mitsuoka came forward and was momentarily dropped by Gomi. Mitsuoka shoots for an ankle pick and Gomi defended well by stepping out. Mitsuoka with a leg kick and Gomi landed a combination. Gomi looked loose but kept his hands at his waist looking for the power punch. Mitsuoka landed and stunned Gomi. He followed up with an uppercut which stood Gomi straight up. Gomi lazily threw a punch and was dropped with a straight right hand. Mitsuoka quickly took Gomi's back and set up a very tight inverted triangle. Gomi survived the round but was moments from being forced to submit.
Mitsuoka aggressive as the second round begins. Gomi turned the tables and was able to land several punches on the tired Mitsuoka. Both fighters stood in the pocket taking unnecessary damage but it was Mitsuoka who looked to get the fight to the ground. Gomi sprawled out and took short shots to the head while in the turtle position. Mitsuoka did nothing to defend himself and the referee was forced to stop the fight.
Takanori Gomi is now 2-3 in the UFC. Eiji Mitsuoka was making his UFC debut.