Longtime veteran Ed Herman picked up a much-needed win with a knockout of Patrick Cummins in the first round at UFC Rochester.
Ed Herman has been fighting since 2003 and joined the UFC back in 2006 through The Ultimate Fighter Season 3. While he lost to Kendall Grove in the finale, he was still awarded a contract due to the battle being named Fight of the Night and has never looked back. Herman is 10-10 in the Octagon with six performance bonuses to his name. He moved to light heavyweight for the first time in his UFC career in 2016 and is 1-3 since then, looking to snap a three-fight losing streak.
Patrick Cummins was a high-level wrestler before taking up MMA as he was a Division I All-American at Penn State University and a two-time US National Team member. The Pennsylvania native was 4-0 and famously working as a barista at Starbucks when he got the call to fight Daniel Cormier on short notice in what would be his UFC debut. After taking the expected loss, Cummins won three straight fights but is 3-5 since then, and will attempt to snap a two-fight losing streak at UFC Rochester.
Cummins opens the action with a stiff jab and a follow up right hand that backs Herman up. He snaps “Short Fuze’s” head back once again with a jab. The TUF veteran blocks a takedown attempt but gets smashed by a right hand when they break. Herman then slams Cummins with a 1-2 combo that buckles the All-American wrestler’s legs. They exchange big shots with Herman getting the better of the two. They open up once again with powerful shots.
Cummins is able to take Herman down with a single leg. Herman quickly springs back to his feet. Cummins knocked Herman’s mouthpiece out with a left hook. For some reason, the referee stops the action and allows Herman to recoup his mouthpiece.
When they start back up, they exchange more powerful shots in the pocket until suddenly “Short Fuze” floors Cummins with a knee. He charges after Cummins, who is on all fours. He hits Cummins with some unanswered shots until the referee pulls him off.
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) May 18, 2019
Ed Herman def. Patrick Cummins by TKO (knee and punches) in Round 1 (3:39)