In a fight first reported by Cageside Press, Ike Villanueva looked to make it two in a row inside the octagon at UFC Vegas 30. Opposite “Hurricane Ike” was Poland’s Marcin Prachnio, a ONE Championship veteran who had finally earned his first UFC win in his last outing, after compiling three straight losses.
With both men known to throw heavy leather, the light heavyweight match-up promised fireworks on Saturday’s preliminary card.
The big boys came out swinging and it didn’t take long for ‘Hurricane Ike’ to land the big blow. An early shot had Prachnio backpedaling and looking to cover up. Prachnio hung on long enough to recover and turn it into a fight. Despite landing some of his signature kicks, the pressure of Villanueva continued to move Prachnio back to the cage. Villanueva contiued to go head hunting, messing up Prachnio’s eye, but took a lot of damage to his lead leg. He scored a trip with no time left and unloaded to take the round.
The work to the legs and body early seemed to be paying dividends for Prachnio. About a minute it, it paid off in a big way when he landed a liver kick to Ike Villanueva and required no additional follow up shots.
— UFC (@ufc) June 26, 2021
Official Result: Marcin Prachnio def. Ike Villanueva by TKO (Liver Kick), Round 2, 0:56