An up-and-coming fighter beat his UFC opponent to the floor with an impressive first-round drubbing

Jack Della Maddalena beat Danny Roberts in the first round.Photo by Getty Images

  • Jack Della Maddalena lobbered his opponent Danny Roberts to the floor in the first round.

  • Muslim Salikhov scored a flashy win of his own in the very next fight.

  • Keep scrolling for highlights from UFC’s recent Fight Night event from the Apex in Las Vegas.

LAS VEGAS — Rising welterweight fighter Jack Della Maddalena clobbered his way to a first-round finish over Danny Roberts during a UFC Fight Night event Saturday at the Apex in Las Vegas.

Della Maddalena and Roberts fought a 170-pound three-rounder that lasted a mere three minutes and 24 seconds because the Australian produced a striking masterclass.

The 26-year-old landed 41 of 68 strikes attempted for an accuracy rate of 60% while limiting Roberts to a mere five strikes landed from 33 (15%).

For Della Maddalena, that works out as a shot thrown every three seconds — and considering the way he fought, each one was thrown with bad intentions.

It was not long before Roberts eventually wilted.

Watch the finish right here:

Victory advanced Della Maddalena’s pro MMA record to 13 wins (11 knockouts, one submission, and one decision) against two defeats.

Muslim Salikhov finished Andre Fialho with a spinning wheel kick and punches

Muslim Salikhov kicks Andre Fialho.

Muslim Salikhov kicks Andre Fialho.Photo by Getty Images

Della Maddalena wasn’t the only main card fighter to score a finish Saturday, though, as Muslim Salikhov also dug deep into his box of tricks to bamboozle Andre Fialho in their welterweight tussle.

Fialho started the fight in good form because of the uppercuts and hard lefts that appeared on Daze Salikhov by injuring his eye.

Salikhov got revenge in the second round as his power became a difference-maker in the bout, landing 50 of 72 strikes (70% accuracy).

A succession of spinning kicks and unrelenting strikes from Salikhov forced the referee to end the fight in the third, as Fialho could seemingly take no more.

Watch the finish right here:

Victory advanced Salikhov’s pro MMA record to 19 wins (13 knockouts, two submissions, and four decisions) against three losses.

Earlier in the show, a 25-year-old UFC fighter called Natalia Silva scored an incredible third-round knockout with a spinning back kick to her opponent Tereza Bleda’s jaw.

The show’s main event, a heavyweight contest between Derrick Lewis and Serghei Spivac, was canceled at the last minute, according to an official statement from ring announcer Joe Martinez.

Insider understood it is because Lewis fell unwell on the day with a non-COVID and non-weight-cutting issue.

UFC returns with its next event December 3

The UFC has a week away for the Thanksgiving holiday before returning with a December 3 event in Orlando.

Stephen Thompson and Kevin Holland headline that 15-fight card, which also features Rafael dos Anjos, Tai Tuivasa, and Derek Brunson in separate bouts.

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