Finishing the Fight: UFC Vegas 19

Phil Hawes UFC 254 weigh-in
Phil Hawes, UFC 254 Weigh-In Credit: Gabriel Gonzalez/Cageside Press

Phil “Megatron” Hawes (9-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC)

Total Number of Pro MMA Finishes: 9

Via KO/TKO:  7

Via Submission: 2

Total Number of UFC Finishes: 1

Via KO/TKO: 1

(Jacob Malkoun)

Via Submission: 0

Phil Hawes has a 100% win finishing rate in his professional MMA career. Phil was a two time competttior on the Contender Series, and in his most recent appearance KO’d Khadzhimurat Bestaev (who had a 6″ height advantage on Hawes) in just 78 seconds to earn a UFC contract.

The vast majority of Phil’s stoppages come by way of punches and it is very often in the first round, with a couple in the second. Hawes is a fighter that likes to get the job done in a hurry and his debut in the UFC reflected just that, with an 18 second KO of Jacob Malkoun. Hawes will look to recapture that magic in his next fight at UFC Vegas 19 against Nassourdine Imavov.