A pair of newcomers throwing down at welterweight opened the UFC on ESPN 10 card on Saturday. Anthony Ivy almost made his debut last week at UFC 250. That came after Ian Heinisch was briefly removed from that card due to a corner having a false positive test for COVID-19. The false positive was caught, Heinisch rejoined the fray, and this week, Ivy made his octagon debut against Christian Aguilera.
Anthony Ivy took control of the first round landing that leg kick a few times looking to slow the striker Christian Aguilera down. Quite quickly, Aguilera returned with a lunging right hook on the temple hurting Ivy. Rather badly. Before long, Ivy was shelling up and Aguilera threw four more right hands, putting Ivy down and sending the ref in.
LESS THAN A MINUTE IN! 🤯@DatBeastChris makes quick work in his UFC debut!
— UFC (@ufc) June 13, 2020
Absorbing so little damage, Aguilera said he’d be down to make a quick turnaround and take another fight in the coming weeks. That seems to be more of a possibility these days, with the UFC ramping up again, and always on the lookout for bodies to fill cards.
Aguilera also has a child on the way however, so depending on medical suspensions, his window would be a narrow one.
Official Result: Christian Aguilera def. Anthony Ivy by TKO (Strikes), Round 1, 0:59