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Kyle Noke made a big splash in his UFC welterweight debut, stopping wrestling specialist Charlie Brenneman in just 45 seconds with some nasty striking. The end came from a picture-perfect straight right that collapsed Brenneman to the mat. Noke pounced on him and landed a barrage of strikes while Brenneman was falling backwards.The stoppage might have been a tad premature, but Noke was in clear control and Brenneman was in big trouble either way.
Noke opened the first UFC 152 bout with a nice, hard jab and tried an Anderson Silva-style front kick to the face. Brenneman never even got the chance to attempt a takedown before he got walloped with the straight right, and the bout was brought to a halt just a few seconds later.
Noke was looking to rebound from two straight losses at middleweight, which was what led him to cut to 170. Brenneman was coming off a first-round submission loss to Erick Silva, and drops to 1-3 in his last four after this bout.