The first ever UFC show on FX took place tonight in Nashville, Tennessee, headlined by lightweights Melvin Guillard and Jim Miller. Guillard was swiftly choked out like he normally does against a top-level fighter, but before all of that the televised main card started off with a bang.
Pat Barry needed a win against Christian Morecraft to keep his UFC career safe. Some of the biggest criticisms of Barry were his lack of killer instinct and a poor ground game. Well not only did he show great defensive grappling, stifling several submissions against Morecraft, he certainly showed killer instinct in this monster KO.
Huge left hook followed up with several shots that Herb Dean should’ve never allowed to happen. Doesn’t take away from the fact that this was a huge win for Barry and a great KO. Morecraft meanwhile almost certainly has no UFC future, dropping to 1-3 with the promotion and all losses via KO.
Barry vs. Morecraft somehow won Fight of the Night when Mike Easton vs. Jared Pepazian was miles better. But I guess the UFC likes it when heavyweights slug it out and it ends in a KO, don’t they?