UFC Auckland Results: Song Kenan Flattens Callan Potter in First Round

Song Kenan UFC Auckland
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Song Kenan got an impressive first-round knockout victory early at UFC Auckland.

Having fought the entirety of his career in Asia, mainly China, Japan, and Singapore, welterweight Song Kenan made the trip to New Zealand for this Saturday’s UFC Auckland. Kenan had a bit of an unstable camp due to the coronavirus in his homeland of China, he had moved to Thailand for this training camp for UFC Auckland. There, Kenan, with a 3-1 record inside the octagon, took on Australia’s Callan Potter. Potter was coming into the bout with a 1-1 record in the UFC, having last gotten a win over Maki Pitolo at UFC 243.

Callan Potter wasted zero time getting the fight into the clinch, but Song was able to shake him off. Song landed a few nice hooks that put Potter on the backfoot for a moment. Potter soon got the takedown but Song powered his way back to the feet and back to striking range. Potter once again got into the clinch and Song landed a few elbow strikes. Song landed a straight right hand clean, and then followed up with another that rocked Potter. Song then landed a left hook, followed by another left hook then two right hands to put Potter out cold. Wow, what a knockout by Song Kenan.

Song Kenan’s win raised him to 16-5 in his career, with 14 of those wins coming via finish. With a 4-1 record inside the octagon, his knockout win over Potter should have him marked as a prospect to watch in the future.

Song Kenan def. Callan Potter by KO (Right Straight) in Round 1 (2:20)