Alex Nicholson predicted a knockout, and he got just that at PFL 6 on Thursday night, dropping and finishing Zeke Tuinei-Wily with some heat.
A pair of heavyweights looking to earn their first points of the PFL 2019 season collided early at PFL 2019 Week 6 on Thursday. Alex Nicholson and Zeke Tuinei-Wily had both lost their first fight of the season, making a win in Atlantic City, where the final regular season event was held, crucial. Or better yet, a finish.
Early on, these two heavyweights traded blows, with nothing landing clean initially. Tuinei-Wily attempted a clinch, but Nicholson broke free. Tuinei-Wily would catch a kick, again looking to change things up. Again, Nicholson broke free. He would wind up trapped by the fence briefly, but broke free, and later landed a flurry. Nicholson switched stances a moment, and walked Tuinei-Wily before feigning a spinning attack. A big kick from Nicholson followed, connecting to the body, then a lunging right hand put Tuinei-Wily. A couple of follow-up strikes sealed the deal, and Nicholson had the early finish. A huge six points, ensuring Alex Nicholson would be appearing in the PFL 2019 post-season. Another big finish for ‘The Spartan!’
Alex Nicholson def. Zeke Tuinei-Wily by TKO, Round 1, 3:07