In the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 49, Jordan Mein and Mike Pyle went head-to-head at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma in an important welterweight clash. After injuries to both of the men’s original opponents, the co-main event match up came to fruition.
Pyle (29-6-1) has won five of his last six fights. While a majority of Pyle’s wins have come by way of submission, four of his last five wins have come by way of TKO.
Mein (28-9) is another experience fighter despite being just 24 years old, with four wins in his last five outings. However, his father was arrested on Friday so it was going to be interesting to see if he would be able to keep his focus.
Mein has 22 stoppage wins to his credit, so we were expecting a barn-burner when the two welterweights squared off.
Play-by-play coverage from the bout can be seen below:
Round 1: Pyle started off the round with a lazy takedown attempt and Mein easily backed away. Pyle shot again, but Mein stepped out of the low shot. Mein faked a shot and followed that up with a devastating left hook that sent Pyle to the mat. Mein pounced on Pyle to finish off the first-round win.
Official Result: Jordan Mein def. Mike Pyle via KO (punches) – Round 1, 1:12
The current results for UFC Fight Night 48 can be seen below:
- Thales Leites def. Francis Carmont via KO (strikes) – Round 2, 0:20
- Max Holloway def. Clay Collard via TKO (strikes) – Round 3, 3:47
- James Vick def. Valmir Lazaro via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
- Chas Skelly def. Tom Niinimaki via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:35
- Neil Magny def. Alex Garcia via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
- Beneil Dariush def. Tony Martin via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 2, 3:38
- Matt Hobar def. Aaron Phillips via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Ben Saunders def. Chris Heatherly via submission (omaplata) – Round 1, 2:18
- Wilson Reis def. Joby Sanchez via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Be sure to stay tuned to FanSided.com throughout the day, as we bring you live play-by-play coverage of the second event from the UFC double-header on the scene from Tulsa, Oklahoma.