Have yourself a night, Journey Newson! Before we all even had a chance to get settled, pour ourselves a cold beverage, and get those tweetin' fingers properly limbered up, Journey Newson handed us our first bang-bang moment of UFC 247. Up against a local boy, he did no favors before a partisan Houston crowd, smashing Domingo Pilarte into oblivion and earning a TKO. And it only took him 38 seconds.
Honestly, it should have been faster than that. Once that massive right hand landed flush, this whole thing was over.
It's worth noting that Pilarte had never been defeated by stoppage before. This Journey guy might be one to watch in the 135-pound division, huh?
You and me both, Joe. You and me both.