- British fighter Modestas Bukauskas suffered a brutal KO defeat at UFC Sao Paulo
- The 29-year-old suffered his first loss since returning to the UFC this year
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British fighter Modestas Bukauskas suffered a brutal KO defeat against Vitor Petrino at UFC Sao Paulo on Saturday evening.
The 29-year-old entered the octagon for his seventh fight in the UFC and his third since re-signing with the organization earlier this year.
However, things did not go to plan for the British and Lithuanian fighter, who suffered a brutal KO defeat in the second round of the fight.
Bukauskas stepped into a left hook from his opponent and was sent crashing to the canvas, with referee Marc Goddard quickly stepping in to end the fight.
As a result, Bukauskas suffers his first loss since rejoining the UFC after initially being released by the organization in October 2021.
British fighter Modestas Bukauskas (L) suffered a brutal KO defeat against Vitor Petrino
The 29-year-old was caught with a huge left hook during the second round of their fight
Bukauskas suffered his first loss since re-signing with the UFC earlier this year
After the fight, Brazilian star Petrino said: ‘The strategy was to put on a show. I wanted to knock him out as quickly as possible.
“I got a submission, I got a bonus, so I told my coach I wanted a knockout.”
The light heavyweight star now has a professional record of 10-0, having won his first three fights in the UFC.
In the main event of the card, Derrick Lewis suffered a unanimous defeat to Jailton Almeida on Saturday evening.
The 38-year-old was looking for a back-to-back win in the UFC heavyweight division after scoring a TKO win over Marcos Rogério de Lima in his last fight.
However, things did not go to plan for the American, who suffered a fourth loss in his last five UFC fights after a dominant wrestle from Almeida.
The Brazilian controlled most of the fight on the ground, with his control time of 21:10 setting a new UFC heavyweight record for a single fight.
Lewis had no answer to his counterparts’ grappling and grappling skills, leading the judges to score the fight unanimously in Almeida’s favor, 50-44 50-44 50-45.
In the main event of the card, Jailton Almeida (L) was victorious via decision over Derrick Lewis (R).