UFC Vegas 60: Joe Pyfer Knocks Out Alen Amedovski In Debut

Joe Pyfer and Alen Amedovski, UFC Vegas 60
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - SEPTEMBER 17: (L-R) Joe Pyfer punches Alen Amedovski of Macedonia in a middleweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on September 17, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

UFC Vegas 60 saw the debut of Dana White’s Contender Series winner Joe Pyfer, unquestionably one of the bigger stars from the ongoing sixth season of the show.

Pyfer, the lone contract winner in week one this year, was paired up with Alen Amedovski for his UFC debut. The memory of Dana White saying “be Joe Pyfer” no doubt fresh in fans’ minds, the middleweight had a chance to strike while the iron was hot and impress on the big stage on Saturday.

In the opening round, it was Pyfer slowly punching his way in. Nothing landing clean but looking for his opening. Amedovski was letting Pyfer set the pace. Pyfer was landing good combinations and moving out of the way in case of a counter. Amedovski was patient but had trouble getting anything off. He did land well off an exchange but it didn’t last long. Soon after Pyfer sat him down with a right hand that was set up by an uppercut. Amedovski was on his butt dazed and confused; Pyfer landed another right hand putting him out cold.

After the fight, Pyfer revealed that UFC President Dana White had given him a lockerroom bonus following his Contender Series fight, and helped him out with housing for the next year.

Official Result: Joe Pyfer def. Alen Amedovski by knockout (right hand), round 1, 3:55