UFC Fight Night results: Daron Cruickshank flattens Erik Koch in the 1st round

David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Another surprise result tonight as lightweight Daron Cruickshank finishes Erik Koch in the 1st round of their UFC Fight Night main card bout.

The marquee lightweight fight at UFC Fight Night: Brown vs. Silva was unquestionably Erik Koch versus Daron Cruickshank. Both men are considered highly entertaining and dangerous strikers, and the likelihood of a thriller was high. Koch, a former featherweight top contender now back at 155 lbs, was the considerable favorite over Cruickshank, but once again the underdog prevailed.

"The Detroit Superstar" threw a right high kick on Koch but then quickly followed up with a left high kick that sent Koch sprawling to the canvas, and it looked like Koch went out after a follow-up right hand. The ref didn't stop the fight there, and Cruickshank proceeded to throw a series of unanswered punches and elbows to force the stoppage at 3:21 of round 1.

Koch (14-4) is now 1-3 in his last 4 while Cruickshank (15-4) is 3-1 in his last 4 and picks up arguably the biggest win of his career. Big result for the lightweight division as Cruickshank once again flashes his striking skills and finishing ability.

Continue following the UFC Fight Night: Brown vs. Silva main card results here.

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