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UFC Fight Night Stockholm results: Wilkinson stuns Backstrom with KO, Blachowicz liver shot stops Latifi

The first two main card bouts at UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Story ended in 1st round finishes, but not the ones that the Swedish fans were hoping for.

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A huge upset opened the main card of UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Story, as England's Mike Wilkinson went into enemy territory and sent undefeated featherweight prospect Niklas Backstrom crashing to a stunning knockout defeat less than 80 seconds into the 1st round.

Backstrom opened up strongly, using his six-inch reach advantage and generally tall frame to crack Wilkinson with a front kick, plus a couple of knees. Wilkinson didn't show signs of being visibly hurt, and after the Swede landed another front kick to the face, Wilkinson countered with a perfect right hand that immediately floored Backstrom. After a few more follow-up punches on the ground, Backstrom was out cold. Official Result: Mike Wilkinson def. NIklas Backstrom via KO (punches) at 1:19 of round 1. Wilkinson improves to 9-1 and provides us with one of the upsets of the year, while Backstrom drops to 8-1, 1 NC.

The Swedish crowd was sent into shock over the Backstrom loss, and their rough night continued when light heavyweight Ilir Latifi was felled by a lethal liver shot by UFC newcomer and KSW veteran Jan Blachowicz. Latifi, oddly content to stand with the Poland native, paid the price dearly when Blachowicz fired away a hard kick to Latifi's liver. Ilir was visibly hurt, desperately shot in for a takedown, and when Blachowicz stopped that, he fired away a series of left hands to the head of the turtled Latifi until the bout was stopped. Official Result: Jan Blachowicz def. Ilir Latifi via TKO (body kick and punches) at 1:58 of round 1. Blachowicz moves to 18-3 overall and has picked up his 6th straight win. Latifi falls to 9-4, 1 NC and his quest for a 3 fight winning streak has ended.

More play-by-play of UFC Fight NIght in Stockholm can be found here.