Phillipou and Pokrajac score first-round wins at UFC 140

Maggie Hendricks

The final preliminary fights from UFC 140 in Toronto Saturday night didn't last a single round between the two.

Igor Pokrajac ran through Kryzsztof Soszynski, knocking him out in just 35 seconds. Pokrajac started the bout with several unanswered punches, landing left after right until K-Sos fell to the ground. Pokrajac followed him there, and landed more strikes until K-Sos was out and the bout was stopped.

That quick win was Pokrajac's second in a row, giving him a record of 24-8. Soszynski fell to 26-12.

Earlier in the evening, Constantinos Phillipou won quickly, TKOing Jared Hamman in the first round with powerful strikes.

Philippou tagged Hamman early in the first round, countering a leg kick with a right hand. Phillipou followed up on the ground with more punches, then maneuvered Hamman into an awkward choke. Phillipou brought the fight back to standing, but kept landing damaging punches. Finally, against the fence, Phillipou landed three more shots that sent Hamman to the ground. The bout was stopped at 3:11 in the first round.

After the bout, Phillipou was happy with the performance, calling it the best day of his life. It's also his second win in a row, putting him at 9-2. Hamman dropped to 13-4.

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