Tom Breese went back to the basics at UFC Fight Island 5, finishing the debuting KB Bhullar with a jab in the very first round.
Tom Breese fought for the second time in a calendar year for the first time since 2016 when he welcomed KB Bhullar to the Octagon at UFC Fight Island 5. Breese had a lot of hype surrounding him when he first joined the promotion in 2015 and rattled off three wins, but injuries derailed his rise, leading him to only fight twice since 2016. He was 1-1 since then, defeating now-retired Dan Kelly and falling to up-and-coming talent Brendan Allen.
Bhullar is a promising Canadian fighter who entered the Octagon with an undefeated 8-0 record. He got his shot at the UFC in a unique way, as he was set to fight on the Contender Series later this year, but signed onto this fight on short notice. Of those eight victories, Bhullar had four knockouts and a pair of submissions.
Early on Breese was landing the jab and Bhullar was landing a few nice leg kicks. Breese landed a nasty left hook that snapped the head back of Bhullar. Somehow, Bhullar stayed upright but Breese landed a straight right jab, sitting down Bhullar for the finish.
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After the fight, Breese explained that he was trying to land downward punches on his shorter opponent, but then realized that his jab was doing damage. The fundamentals worked as it was the jab that finished Bhullar.
Tom Breese def. KB Bhullar by TKO (Punches) in Round 1 (1:42)