UFC Louisville: Carlos Prates’ Knee Paralyzes Charles Radtke’s Liver for TKO

Charles Radtke and Carlos Prates, UFC Louisville
Charles Radtke and Carlos Prates, UFC Louisville weigh-in Credit: Youtube/UFC

Fresh-faced UFC welterweights Carlos Prates and Charles Radtke faced off in Louisville on Saturday night.

Each man sought to remain undefeated in the UFC at the expense of the other. Radtke beat his first two UFC opponents in the last year while Prates is coming off of his recent debut knockout of Trevin Giles. With both men carrying finishing potency, this fight had action potential. Prates was penciled in as the favorite beforehand, and when the dust settled that was the right decision.

Radtke stalked forward when the fight started and shot in on Prates. He stuck Carlos against the fence and landed short strikes, but the takedown was defended. After that, however, ‘Chuck Buffalo’ had trouble getting to Prates. The length of the Brazilian kept him constantly at a comfortable range for him, and his kicks chipped away at Radtke. The low volume from Carlos, however, kept Charles right there with him in damage. Until, that is, the final minute when Prates began to really turn it up.

He rolled downhill, gaining momentum until, in the last fifteen seconds of the first round, Carlos Prates landed a perfect knee to the liver of Radtke. Prates walked away without even thinking about follow-ups, and began celebrating before the referee had even stepped in.

So it was that Prates moved to 2-0 in the UFC, and pushed Radtke to 2-1.

Official Result: Carlos Prates def. Charles Radtke by TKO (knee to liver), Round 1, 4:47