After nearly fourteen years as a professional mixed martial artist, Tatsuya Kawajiri has finally made his UFC debut. And was he impressive.
Kawajiri was in early trouble against Sean Soriano as the Blackzillians product was touching up the Asian MMA legend with strikes early and often. Kawajiri was eventually able to get Soriano down where the fight swung in his favor. Kawajiri smashed Soriano with ground and pound from full and back mount and threatened with multiple rear-naked chokes.
The second round was no different than the latter half of the first round as Kawajiri took down Soriano and dominated the fight from the mount. Kawajiri eventually moved to back mount where he choked Soriano unconscious 50 seconds into the round.
In his post-fight interview Kawajiri asked for a stronger opponent than Sean Soriano for his next UFC outing. With the win Kawajiri advances to 33-7-2 while Soriano drops to 8-1.
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