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Negumereanu (13-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) got the first finish of Saturday’s card at American Airlines Center in Dallas when he showed off some devastating striking to put away Potieria (19-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) in the second round of their light heavyweight bout.
After a competitive first round, Negumereanu stunned his opponent in the second frame. Negumereanu poured it on and hammered Potieria with a gruesome series of knees that forced referee Kerry Hatley to step in and wave it off.
Check out a replay of the finish below (via Twitter):
Negumereanu was RELENTLESS in this finishing sequence 😳
— ESPN (@espn) July 30, 2022
After a stellar win, Negumereanu campaigned for a fight-night bonus, which would be the first of his UFC tenure.
“They said yesterday they would be giving away bonuses,” Negumereanu said through an interpreter in his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan. “So Dana White, please give me the $50,000.”
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