Finishing the Fight: UFC Vegas 16

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 04: Justin Jaynes poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at UFC APEX on December 04, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Every fighter has their go-to moves, especially specialists within certain martial arts disciplines. Their own signature styles can lead to spectacular finishes. Whether it’s a scary-good rear-naked choke that fighters just can’t seem to avoid once going to the ground or crazy power in a straight left hand that has dropped even granite-chinned fighters with ease, each fighter has a particular finishing move or sequence. Moves that have stuck in fan’s minds and come to define and describe their careers within the cage.

For UFC Vegas 16 we will take a look at some fighters with only a few (5 or less) fights in the UFC, rather than those fighters that are long-time UFC veterans with a bunch of finishes with the promotion.

Justin “Guitar Hero” Jaynes (16-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC)

Total Number of Pro MMA Finishes: 13

Via KO/TKO:  8

Via Submission: 5

Total Number of UFC Finishes: 1

Via KO/TKO: 1

(Frank Camacho)

Via Submission: 0

Justin Jaynes has bombs in his hands. The 31-year-old has eight TKO/KOs in his professional career, all of them by punches. Justin was on a four fight win streak, all first-round finishes, when he got his opportunity from the UFC, though it was last minute.

Jaynes made his UFC debut on short notice and did not disappoint with his 41 second TKO over Frank Camacho where he looked absolutely vicious. The showing was enough to net Jaynes a performance of the night bonus.  Jaynes seemed to land every punch he threw at his opponent and came out of the fight unscathed. Less than a month later, Jaynes lost in his most recent fight to Gavin Tucker. Jaynes will be looking to get right back in the win column at UFC Vegas 16, with another pretty quick turnaround.