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Boston, Massachusetts: Ilir “The Sledgehammer” Latifi needed only 30 seconds in the cage with Sean O’Connell to live up to his nickname and earn another KO victory.
UFC Fight Night 81 was held on January 17, 2016 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. Ilir Latifi vs. Sean O’Connell took place on the preliminary portion of the card which aired on UFC Fight Pass.
Round 1: O’Connell immediately walked Latifi back to the fence and tried to land a couple of shots, but Latifi timed a jab and put an overhand right over the top! O’Connell backed up wobbly and ate another shot on the way to the mat! Quick KO finish for Latifi!
Official Result: Ilir Latifi def. Sean O’Connell via KO (punches) Round 1, 0:30
Ilir Latifi is now 12-4-1 after picking up the quick knockout. Sean O’Connell drops to 17-7.