Finishing the Fight: UFC Vegas 42

Miguel Baeza and Santiago Ponzinibbio, UFC Vegas 28
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JUNE 05: (L-R) Miguel Baeza punches Santiago Ponzinibbio of Argentina in a welterweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on June 05, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/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 42 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.


Honerable Mentions this week are two fighters previously featured on FTF that will both be competing in their 5th fight for the UFC.

Khaos Williams (12-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) has huge KO power in his hands, has 5 KOs as a pro and has ended 3 fights in under 30 seconds by KO.

Da Un Jung (14-2-1 MMA, 3-0-1 UFC) is a fighter that is extremely dangerous in the pocket/clinch, has 10 KOs and is solid on the ground too.


Miguel “Caramel Thunder” Baeza (10-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC)

Total Number of Pro MMA Finishes: 8

Via KO/TKO: 7

Via Submission: 1

Total Number of UFC Finishes: 3

Via KO/TKO: 2

(Hector Aldana, Matt Brown)

Via Submission: 1

(Takashi Sato)

Miguel Baeza is a promising welterweight that has lots of power in his hands. But almost all of Baeza’s KOs/TKOs are setup by his fantastic low kicks.

Baeza finished Hector Aldana practically with leg kicks alone in his UFC debut. And Miguel’s KO of legend Matt Brown was set up heavily by leg kicks, including featuring one in the finishing combination before going upstairs with a left hook.

Baeza, a 2019 Contender Series alum, will be taking on Khaos Williams who is known for his one punch KO power, so it’s sure to be a good fight, likely featuring a finish.