Rising Australian UFC star Jack Della Maddalena has continued his scorching streak with one other spectacular knockout victory at UFCVegas65 on Sunday (AEDT).
Della Maddalena got here out firing in his welterweight combat in opposition to Danny Roberts and he secured the TKO win inside the primary spherical (3min 24second mark).
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The Aussie checked a leg kick from Roberts, then proceeded pummel him with a barrage of punches, knocking him down and out with ease earlier than the referee stepped in.
It was Della Maddalena’s third consecutive first-round knockout victory and was one other signal he’s going locations within the welterweight division.
The 26-year-old caught the eye of UFC boss Dana White at his Contender Collection and blew commentator Joe Rogan away on debut at UFC 270 earlier this 12 months.
He’s on a 13-fight successful streak and has begun his UFC profession with three straight wins.
Della Maddalena has made no secret of his want to tackle a ranked fighter, ideally within the prime 15, as his fast stand up the welterweight division continues.
After his newest efficiency, the West Australian is now all however sure to function at UFC 284 in February in entrance of a house crowd.
“It meant rather a lot,” Della Maddalena stated after the combat.
“I felt a little bit of strain. I needed to get this one out of the way in which to get to Perth. I’m gunning for Perth.
“Anyone in Perth could be superb after which simply on an even bigger and higher 12 months subsequent 12 months.”
The primary UFC card in Australia since 2019 is ready to function a stacked line-up of native fighters together with Alex Volkanovski, Robert Whitaker and Tyson Pedro.
Volkanovski will tackle newly topped light-weight champion Islam Makhachev in a mouth-watering combat as he goals so as to add a second belt to his light-weight strap and develop into a uncommon UFC double champion.