Round 1: Wall inches forward. Salas goes to the body with a right hand. Salas looks to get the fight to the ground. Wall defends the attempt. Salas initiates the clinch. They exchange knees to the body. Salas drags Wall to the canvas. Wall gets to his feet and they separate. Wall stuffs a takedown attempt. Every time Wall moves forward, Salas looks to take him down. Salas lands a lead uppercut. They exchange right hands. Salas wobbles Wall. He lands a left hand that puts Wall down. He finishes with follow-up strikes on the ground.
The official time of the knockout was 2:41 of the first round.
“The key was staying calm, just get out there and let everything happen, let everything flow and adapt to whatever happens.
“Everybody thinks about my takedowns and prepares for them. But I showed that I am a versatile fighter and that I can win in a lot of ways.
“I’m just happy to be here. I’ll take whatever comes next in the lightweight division. It’s a tough division but I will be prepared for whatever comes next.”
“I was feeling good. I was confident. I was confident about taking him down, and I just got caught.”