Terry Etim spent 19 months away from the Octagon, but it took him less than :30 seconds to get a win at UFC 138 as a welcome back present.
The British native returned in his home country and put away Edward Faaloloto with a guillotine choke almost seconds after the opening horn sounded.
Etim caught Faaloloto with a couple of quick strikes before his opponent pushed forward, but that was the biggest mistake he could make.
Etim snatched a guillotine choke and jumped into guard, and Faaloloto had no answer. He tapped out, giving Etim his sixth win in the Octagon and first since April 2010.
“I think that’s what 19 months out does, I’ve been so hungry to get back in and that was it,” Etim stated after a dominant win.
“It absolutely killed me (to be out 19 months). I’m back now, I’m 100-percent and I’m ready to make an impact on this lightweight division.”
Etim picks up a big win to get his career back on track while Faaloloto almost certainly will find himself without a job after UFC 138 ends after back-to-back losses in the Octagon and three losses in a row overall.