Tyson Nam during UFC Fight Night
June 13, 2020; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Tyson Nam (Red Gloves) reacts after his knockout victory over Zarrukh Adashev (Blue Gloves) in their bantamweight fight during UFC Fight Night at the UFC APEX. Mandatory Credit: Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via USA TODAY Sports

Even at 36 years old, Oregon native Tyson Nam is still looking to make a name for himself in the MMA world. After losing his first two UFC fights, Nam came out on top against Zarrukh Adashev back in June.

The bantamweight contender wanted to keep that streak going Saturday afternoon in the first prelim of the day against Jerome Rivera.

Boy, did he ever. Check out Nam catch Rivera with a brutal right before the referee in the Octagon stopped the fight.

The initial punch was great. However, Nam’s ground-and-pound tactics forced this one to be called early in the second round. It was an impressive win for the Portland native.

On the other hand, this represented a loss for Rivera in his UFC debut. The New Mexico native was 10-2 in his professional career before Saturday.

Saturday’s slate of UFC action at the Apex in Vegas is headlined by Tyron Woodley taking on Colby Covington. In no way does this mean the other bouts won’t provide some highlights. If the first fight is any indication, it will be a fun Saturday night in the desert metropolis.

Vincent Frank
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