Siyar Bahadurzada made an extremely impressive debut in the UFC, knocking out tough Brazilian Paulo Thiago with his first two punches of their UFC on Fuel 2 fight. After a few seconds of measuring, Thiago came forward with a flurry and was caught on the button by a Siyar right hand that collapsed Thiago to the mat face-first. Bahadurzada landed a glancing left behind the ear on the way down, but it was already over.
Bahadurzada, who had finished 16 of his 20 wins in MMA and now has six stoppages in under a minute, stated after the fight that he thought he had suffered a broken hand 10 days before the bout, but wasn't going to pull out. Doing to to Thiago, who had never been stopped before, with a broken hand is extremely impressive.
Thiago was coming off a unanimous decision win over David Mitchell at UFC 134, his fourth victory in the organization. Bahadurzada, a former Shooto champion, was making his debut in the UFC and was on a six-fight winning streak entering the bout.