Billy Goff ate some punches early, but a big body shot is all he needed to finish Yusaku Kinoshita at UFC Fight Night 225.
Goff (9-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) was getting crisply countered early by Kinoshita (6-3 MMA, 0-2 UFC), who made him pay for every naked leg kick he threw. But as the round went on, Goff was able to land his shots until he dropped Kinoshita with a blow to his solar plexus. Goff rained down some punches and got the stoppage win at the 3:49 mark of Round 1 on Saturday at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore.
Check out the replay of Goff’s finish below (via Twitter):
With the finish, Goff made good in his long-awaited UFC debut. The Contender Series graduate extended his winning streak to seven.
Up-to-the-minute UFC Fight Night 225 results include:
Billy Goff def. Yusaku Kinoshita via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 3:49
JJ Aldrich def. Liang Na via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 4:49
Seungwoo Choi def. Jarno Errens via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC Fight Night 225.
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