Jordan Leavitt doesn’t need much to produce a scary KO at UFC Vegas 16.
After earning his UFC contract on Dana White’s Contender Series (DWCS) earlier this year, Jordan Leavitt got his Octagon tenure started in a major way as he needs less than 30 seconds to defeat Matt Wiman to start the main card of UFC Vegas 16.
UFC Vegas 16 main card gets major start with rare, devastating slam KO
About 10 seconds into the bout, Leavitt changed levels and picked up Wiman with a double-leg, before walking him across the cage and slamming him down, knocking Wiman out cold.
This sort of knockout is pretty rare in the UFC and marks only the twelfth KO of it’s kind.
After the bout, Leavitt leaped into his coach’s arms to recreate the epic Dirty Dancing dance finale (twice) much to the joy of fans around the world. He also approached Wiman’s wife, who was in his corner, to show his respect. They could be seen sharing a hug after the bout.
Wiman was alert before leaving the Octagon.
After starting his pro MMA career off at 6-0, Leavitt submitted Luke Flores on DWCS to earn his UFC contract in August.