Punahele Soriano Makes Statement with First-Round Knockout of Oskar Piechota
The fight started off with Soriano pressing forward and landing some good punches. Piechota tried to defend himself with a Kimura attempt, but Soriano was able to break free and continue to attack.
With about three minutes left in the round, Soriano landed a huge left hand that knocked Piechota out cold. Soriano celebrated by raising his arms in the air as Piechota lay on the ground unconscious.
The victory was Soriano’s eighth straight, and it put him on the map in the UFC middleweight division. He is a dangerous striker with a lot of power in his hands, and he will be a tough opponent for anyone in the division.
Soriano earned a UFC contract after a successful appearance on season two of Dana White’s Contender Series. In his Contender Series fight, he dominated Jamie Pickett en route to a unanimous decision victory.
Soriano is now 7-0 in his professional career, and he has all the makings of a future UFC champion. He is young, hungry, and has a lot of potential. If he can continue to develop his skills, he could be a force in the middleweight division for years to come.
Here are some additional details about the fight:
- Soriano landed 26 of 56 strikes (46%), while Piechota landed 11 of 27 strikes (41%).
- Soriano’s knockout came at 3:17 of the first round.
- Soriano’s victory improved his record to 7-0.
- Piechota’s loss dropped his record to 11-3-1.
Soriano’s performance was a great way to start his UFC career. He showed that he has the skills and the power to compete at the highest level. He will be a tough opponent for anyone in the middleweight division, and he will be one to watch in the years to come.