UFC Vegas 91: Uros Medic Scared of Own Hands After Brutal KO of Tim Means

Uros Medic and Tim Means, UFC Vegas 91
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 27: (R-L) Uros Medic of Serbia battles Tim Means in a welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on April 27, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Elder statesman of the welterweight division Tim Means took on violent youngster Uros Medic to open the UFC Vegas 91 main card.

Medic had been all-action and quite good when allowed to strike in the past, but wrestling had been his kryptonite. Forty year old Tim Means tried to enforce that wrestling, but found an improved Uros to be a brick wall in front of him. This brick wall attacked right back, and got one of the best knockouts of the year in the end.

Means shot a takedown at the explosive striker right when the bout started, but could only gain a clinch. Medic eventually worked his way free and landed a big elbow on the break. Means struck with him then shot again, getting to the clinch again in a great show of balance by Medic, who broke free after a longer period the second time. They got back to the striking realms, but this time the bout stopped there. Tim Means level changed right into a brutal left uppercut, stiffening Means like a board. Herb Dean did not immediately step in, so Means took one more punch before it ended.

After ensuring himself a ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus, a seemingly unenthusiastic the Croatia-born Medic told Daniel Cormier that his lack of celebration because the lead up to this was harder than other fights for him. When he finally saw his own knockout he put the welterweight division on notice, saying, “I sometimes look at my hands when I’m alone, going, ‘What the hell?'” With knockout power like that he will be a dangerous opponent for whoever faces those hands next.

Official Result: Uros Medic def. Tim Means by TKO, Round 1, 2:09