Tom Lawlor made a statement in the opening main card bout of UFC on Fuel 3, knocking out Jason MacDonald in under a minute. A straight left followed by a looping right was enough to send MacDonald sprawling on the canvas. The bout was stopped at just 50 seconds of the first round. The win came on Lawlor's 29th birthday.
The fighters measured distance to start, then MacDonald went in for a takedown. Lawlor stuffed it, and they reset. Lawlor then threw a left that landed right on the jaw, then a looping right behind the ear that made MacDonald fall flat on his face. The ref was forced to jump in and call it off. MacDonald seemed alright when he got up, but the bout was clearly over.