UFC on ESPN 12 Results: Takashi Sato Sparks Newcomer Jason Witt In Under a Minute

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JUNE 27: Takashi Sato of Japan celebrates after his TKO victory over Jason Witt in their welterweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on June 27, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Takashi Sato bounced back big off his last loss with a TKO win over Jason Witt in under a minute at UFC on ESPN 12.

Entering the UFC on just forty-eight hours notice, Jason Witt made weight Friday, impressive in and of itself. At UFC on ESPN 12 on Saturday, he had a chance to make an even bigger impression, taking on Japan’s Takashi Sato in a preliminary card welterweight bout.

Both took center cage early. As both, for the first bit of the fight, were feeling each other out, Sato led with his lead right jab and came behind it with a big straight for the one-two, which left Wit floored. Witt gripped a single leg to try and get his wits back. Sato pulled that leg out and landed that left on the button, followed by punches to the side of the head. Witt wasn’t defending and the ref stepped in to wave the action off.

Official result: Takashi Sato def. Jason Witt by TKO (Punches), Round 1, 0:48

It was a great way for Sato to bounce back from his submission loss to Belal Muhammad in Abu Dhabi his last time out. Now, the Japanese star can focus on stringing together another win streak, like the two-fight streak he was rolling with before he ran into Muhammad last September. Check out his finish win over Witt here below.