UFC 236 Results: Khalid Taha Smokes Boston Salmon

UFC 236 Khalid Taha Boston Salmon
Credit: RIZIN FF

It only took one punch for Khalid Taha to win at UFC 236, knocking out Boston Salmon in under 30 seconds.

It’s been a tough road to UFC 236 for Boston Salmon. The Hawaiian won on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series in 2017, but has failed to make his promotional debut since then. A knee injury removed him from a bout in late-2017, then he was scheduled to fight Khalid Taha in November last year before Taha hurt his knee. Salmon had an extensive amateur boxing career, winning multiple national titles.

Khalid Taha is a RIZIN veteran hunting for his first victory in the UFC. The German-born fighter was 10-0 before joining Japan’s biggest promotion. He won his RIZIN debut by first-round knockout before falling in his second appearance by third-round submission. Taha made an appearance at Brave CF before making his Octagon debut last July, losing by decision.

The fighters came out and met in the center of the Octagon. Salmon pawed out with a jab, then Khalid Taha swatted it away, winging a right hook that came up short. He immediately followed with a left haymaker that sent Salmon to the canvas facedown. A few follow-up punches were all that was needed to give Taha the victory.

Khalid Taha def. Boston Salmon by KO (Left Hook) in Round 1 (0:25)

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Dan Doherty
Danny is a 2017 graduate of Ithaca College's Sport Media program. He has been an avid fan of mixed martial arts since watching the UFC’s 100 Greatest Fights special on Spike TV back in 2009. Shortly following UFC 100, Danny’s Saturdays, and most of his free time, became dedicated to the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Most recently, Danny served as the Media Relations and Broadcasting Assistant of the Long Island Ducks baseball team and is looking to make his next step in his broadcasting career. Along with fellow Cageside Press writer Heath Harshman, Danny hosts a weekly MMA podcast, Throwin' Elbows MMA.

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