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Julian Erosa keeps on rolling.
In the second fight of his third promotional stint, Erosa (24-8 MMA, 3-4 UFC) stopped a former M-1 Challenge featherweight champion, Nate Landwehr, with a flying knee at UFC Fight Night 185 on Saturday. The stoppage came 56 seconds into Round 1.
Erosa came out swinging from the opening bell. He stunned Landwehr (14-4 MMA, 1-2 UFC) early, who recovered quickly. However, Erosa kept the pressure on him. As he flung punches at Landwehr, a flurry connected. As Landwehr retreated, Erosa leaped in the air and landed a flying knee. Landwehr was sat down and Erosa connected with a follow-up punch.
Referee Mark Smith jumped in, much to the displeasure of Landwehr, who protested the stoppage immediately.
You can see the finished sequence below (via Twitter):
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With the victory, Erosa, 31, has won three consecutive fights since a three-fight losing streak that led to his second UFC exit in 2019.
As for Landwehr, the stoppage puts him back in the losing column. Two of his three UFC appearances he’s lost by first-round knockout.
UFC Fight Night 185 took place Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The card streamed on ESPN+.
Up-to-the-minute UFC Fight Night 185 results include:
Julian Erosa def. Nate Landwehr via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 0:58
Casey O’Neill def. Shana Dobson via TKO (ground-and-pound) – Round 2, 3:41
Serghei Spivac def. Jared Vanderaa via TKO (ground-and-pound) – Round 2, 4:32