Aug 5, 2017; Mexico City, Mexico; Bradley Scott (red gloves) fights Jack Hermansson (blue gloves) during UFC Fight Night at Mexico City Arena. Mandatory Credit: Miguel Tovar-USA TODAY Sports

UFC Mexico Results: First Round Finishes Everywhere on FS1 Prelims

Recapping all the action from the prelim portion of the FS1 broadcast of UFC Mexico.

UFC Fight Night 114 (UFC Mexico City) went down tonight (Saturday, August 5, 2017) from Arena Cuidad de Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico. The FS1 prelim portion featured several very fast finishes. Read on for a recap of these four bouts.

Quinonez Outpoints Rivas

Two TUF Latin America vets, Jose Quinonez and Diego Rivas, kicked off the FS1 prelim portion of the card. Quinonez swept the judges’ scorecards after three competitive but increasingly one-sided rounds.

The first was a very closely-contested kickboxing match. Quinonez threw slightly move volume while Rivas answered with hard counters. Round two began much the same before Quinonez caught a kick and established top position. Hard elbows and punches followed to seal the round. Rivas came out hard in the third frame, knowing he likely needed the finish to get the W. Quinonez played the matador, darting away from the haymakers and pecking away with volumes of punches and kicks. Rivas briefly gained the upper hand in a late ground exchange, but Quinonez scrambled back to his feet before Rivas could lock in a choke.

Yahya Kimura Submits Briones

The second FS1 prelim included another TUF Latin America fighter, Henry Briones, taking on bantamweight BJJ world champion Rani Yahya. This one did not last nearly as long. Yahya followed two leg kicks into a takedown, and from there, it proved to be elementary. After briefly threatening with a north-south choke, the former Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion transitioned to a half guard and locked up Briones left arm. After a brief struggle – and the thought of a straight armbar from Yahya – he locked up a kimura and elicited the tap just over two minutes into round one.

Ortiz Blasts Sandoval In 15 Seconds

Next up, flyweight grapplers Dustin Ortiz and Hector Sandoval hit the mat in Mexico. Well, Sandoval hit the mat. Expected to be contested largely in the grappling exchanges, Ortiz never let it get there. Sandoval came out aggressively head-hunting, but he ate a counter right hand on the temple that wobbled him badly. A second and third right as Sandoval fell away put him in a vulnerable position on the mat, and Ortiz polished off the bout with hammerfists on his prone foe. It was the fastest finish in UFC flyweight history.

Hermansson Pounds Out Scott

Finally, the prelim headliner pit heavy-handed middleweight sluggers Jack Hermansson and Brad Scott against each other. “The Joker” wasted little time getting the fight to the floor and going to work on Scott. The Brit did lock up a triangle from his back, but Hermansson was able to escape. From there the Swede made his way to mount, then the back, then back to mount, dropping heavy ground and pound all the while. The referee had seen enough 3:50 into the first frame, calling a halt to the beating.

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