Jamie Varner vs. Abel Trujillo
Round 1: Varner moves in with a jab. Trujillo rushes forward but Varner moves away. Varner lands a right hand. Trujillo lands a left hand. They exchange. Varner lands a right hand on the inside. They’re throwing bombs. Trujillo initiates the clinch. He secures a takedown, but Varner works to take Trujillo’s back. He looks for a north-south choke. Trujillo delivers short right hands. Varner works to tighten down the choke. Varner gives up on the choke. He works to advance to the mount but loses the position. Trujillo gets to his feet and misses with a big hook. Trujillo moves in and lands a right hand. Trujillo moves in and delivers a hard knee to the body. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Varner.
Round 2: They meet in the center of the cage. Trujillo misses with a leaping left hook. Varner circles on the outside. Trujillo is aggressive. Varner lands a right hand counter that sends Trujillo going back. Trujillo fires back. Varner presses forward. He lands a combination. Trujillo falls to the canvas. Varner lands right hands. Trujillo stands. Varner hits him with another combination. It’s a wild exchange. Varner delivers knees. Trujillo answers with a counter right hand. Varner presses forward. Trujillo hands are down. Trujillo unloads a right hook that immediately knocks Varner out face first on the mat. Wow.
The official time of the knockout was 2:32 of the second round.
“It was an excited fight with two guys fighting toe to toe. I always trust my power. I always knew I could knock him out. After this win, I’m looking forward to fighting the toughest guys in my division. The ones that could get me close to the title shot such as “Cowboy” Cerrone or Nate Diaz. I’m ready to get the gold.”