Phil Rowe picked up his second UFC victory at UFC Vegas 47, by knocking out Jason Witt in round two.
After picking up arguably the biggest win of his career against Bryan Barberena in his last outing, a well-rested Jason Witt returned at UFC Vegas 47, where he threw down with Phil Rowe.
Contender Series alum Rowe was coming off the first win of his UFC tenure, over Orion Cosce last July, winning the bout via knockout in the second round.
It appears round two is simply Rowe’s round, as he found the finish there once again on Saturday night.
Witt began the fight with heavy pressure, trying to get into range. He quickly found issues actually landing shots against his taller foe; he then decided to take the fight to the mat after scoring a big double-leg takedown. Rowe worked his way to his feet briefly, before being slammed down once again. He shut down most of the damage on the mat, but couldn’t get up until the final seconds of the round. Rowe was able to end the round with a solid right hook, but it was a clear first frame for Witt.
The second round saw more grappling from Witt, scoring a big takedown against the fence early. However, Rowe was able to get up from the fence and began looking to pressure Witt up against the cage. Out of nowhere, Rowe landed a slick three-punch combination that sat down the Kansas City-native. He jumped on with some ground and pound, and that was all she wrote.
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— UFC (@ufc) February 5, 2022
A fantastic knockout victory for Phillip Rowe to take him to 2-0 in the UFC, as he won the bout with one of the greatest combinations seen in some time. The win moved him to 9-3 overall in his professional career. On the other end, Jason Witt now drops to 19-8 in his pro career, and 2-3 inside of the UFC octagon.
Official Result: Phil Rowe def. Jason Witt by TKO, Round 2, 2:15