Randy Costa fed off the crowd’s energy at UFC Boston, throwing down with Boston Salmon before knocking him out in just over two minutes in his hometown.
It’s a hometown fight for Randy Costa at UFC Boston. He only had four fights before signing with the UFC, winning all of them by knockout. He took on entertaining brawler Brandon Davis in his promotional debut, losing by rear-naked choke in the second round. Boston Salmon was 5-1 when he was given a chance on Dana White’s Contender Series in 2017. He won by decision and was signed, but had scheduled fights with Raoni Barcelos, Augusto Mendes, and Khalid Taha fall through. “Boom Boom” eventually made his debut in April of this year, losing to Taha in the first round.
Randy Costa and Boston Salmon wasted no time throwing down. Costa mixed in a knee to the head between bombs and kept pushing forward. Salmon’s defense left a lot to be desired as he kept getting hit with bombs. Costa leaned on the right straight for success and Salmon had no answer. After another one got through, Salmon shot for a takedown that Costa stuffed beautifully. After the fight returned to the feet, Salmon was rocked by a right hand. Costa popped him with another and down went his opponent. More punches landed and the referee stepped in as uppercuts came through. Salmon protested the stoppage but it was an easy call for Herb Dean.
This Boston crowd goes crazy as @RandyCosta135 gets the first round finish! #UFCBoston pic.twitter.com/kpLKWbVD1Z
— UFC (@ufc) October 18, 2019
Randy Costa def. Boston Salmon by TKO (Punches) in Round 1 (2:15)