Josh Shockley vs. Jason Saggo
Round 1: Shockley lands first with a right hand and Saggo counters with an outside leg kick. Saggo closes the distance and looks to get the fight to the ground. He tosses Shockley to the ground, landing in side control. Shockley gets to guard. He tries to push Saggo off, but Saggo stays with him. Saggo moves to side control and quickly transitions to the mount position. Shockley hip escapes and gets to half guard. Saggo moves to side control, but Shockley scrambles to his feet. He delivers knees to the body of Saggo while pressing him against the cage. Saggo secures another takedown. He postures up and lands a right hand. Saggo advances to the mount position. Shockley gives up his back. Saggo flattens him out and lands a series of punches. The referee stops the fight with seconds remaining in the round.
The official time of the stoppage was 4:57 of the opening round.
“He’s a taller guy so I really wanted to use my lower center of gravity to get under him and hip toss him. Once I got him to side control and started landing my shotsi flattened him out and got my hooks in. The ref said there was ten seconds left so I just threw as many accurate punches as fast as I could, Bas Rutten style. I was just doing whatever I could to finish the fight. Dana White told us specifically in his pre-fight speech not to leave it in the hands of the judges and I was trying my best to keep that from happening. Luckily I was able to maintain my hundred percent finish rate in my UFC debut!”