Garcia (13-5 MMA, 2-2 UFC) landed three knockdowns quickly into the first round of his featherweight bout with Hooper (11-3-1 MMA, 3-3 UFC) en route to a TKO win at the 1:32 mark of the opening frame the UFC Apex. Garcia kept finding a home for the left hook until he mauled Hooper for the finish.
Check out the replay of his finish below (via Twitter):
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With the win, betting underdog Garcia now has split his first four octagon appearances. The Fortis MMA fighter has finished his past five wins by knockout.
Up-to-the-minute results of UFC Fight Night 213 include:
Steve Garcia def. Chase Hooper via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:32
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