Well, I didn't see that one coming. After a first round where opponent Francisco Trinaldo hurt him badly with strikes to the body, Piotr Hallmann showed off some great takedown defense and submission prowess in round two of their UFC Fight Night 28 lightweight bout. After stuffing a takedown and ending up on top, Hallmann locked up a kimura and elicited a tap out of the Brazilian. The finish came at 3:50 of the second stanza.
Hallmann was the first one to connect with a straight right to the body, but Trinaldo returned fire to the body with a left. Massaranduba scored with a body kick that stunned Hallmann, and he went back to it over and over. He briefly dropped Hallmann but he got right back up. Hallmann tried to fire back with some boxing but was eating some powerful shots in return.
Trinaldo went for a head kick early in round two and got taken down. He wasn't down for long though. Trinaldo went for his own but the Polish fighter defended well and ended up on top. Hallmann went for a kimura, which is usually pretty low-percentage. But he set it up perfectly, cranked on it, and got the win.