Andre Soukhamthath has had some very bad luck since debuting in the UFC in 2017, but got on the right track against Jonathan Martinez at UFC Moncton.
Andre Soukhamthath has had some rough spots in the UFC despite only being in the promotion for a year and a half. Losing back to back split decisions to Albert Morales and Alejandro Perez, he finally got a win with a big upset over Luke Sanders. He was then put in a big spot against prospect Sean O’Malley at UFC 222, where he made some very poor fight IQ decisions, taking down the injured O’Malley instead of finishing the fighter who could barely stand.
Andre didn’t waste any time starting off on the newcomer Jonathan Martinez, dropping him very quickly in the first round. After looking for the submission and failing to get it, the two then went back to their feet. Martinez started to survive and look ok, then he was quickly knocked down at the end of the first round and almost finished, though he was saved by the bell.
Round two was more like the first for the beginning of the round. Andre was spamming tons of knees and punches to the body that had Martinez covering up and it looked like he soon may be finished. However, during this flurry by Andre, it appeared that he threw a low knee, so the fight was quickly stopped by the referee. This was the break Martinez needed, as he would take down Andre and start beating him up with some excellent ground and pound. The two would then get back to the feet where it seemed Andre was tired going into the third round.
Despite seeming winded at the end of the second, Andre pushed the pace at the start of the third, landing some more good punches and knees to the body. Soukhamthath a takedown at one point, but Martinez then found his way back to his feet. A couple more clinches against the cage led to more takedowns from Andre, that likely sealed his victory.
OH! Big right hand from @AndreSoukMMA drops Martinez at #UFCMoncton. pic.twitter.com/9Yh0Q9Il8o
— UFC Canada (@UFC_CA) October 28, 2018
Andre Soukhamthath def. Jonathan Martinez by Unanimous Decision (30-26, 29-28 x2)