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A Wild Night Down Under

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The UFC Oceana main card delivered an action-packed evening of fights that had fans on the edge of their seats. From explosive knockouts to closely contested battles, the event had it all. Let's dive into the memorable moments that left fans buzzing.

Striking a Samurai pose, Pedro celebrates his KO victory. Photo: MMA Fighting

Pedro's Explosive KO: The main card kicked off with a bang as Tyson Pedro faced Sweden's Anton Turkalj. Pedro wasted no time, dropping Turkalj with a swift jab followed by a powerful cross. The finish came in the form of thunderous hammer fists, making a statement right out of the gate.

Tafa’s vicious ground and pound ends the fight. Photo: UFC_AUSZN

Tafa's Lightning Finish: Justin Tafa made short work of his opponent, Austin Lane, in the very first round. A left hook sent Lane to the canvas, and Tafa pounced, unleashing a barrage of hooks that left no doubt about the outcome. It was a display of power and ferocity.

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Kape vs. Dos Santos: Manel Kape and UFC newcomer Edwin Dos Santos delivered the Fight of the Night. This closely contested bout showcased striking prowess from both fighters. Dos Santos showed heart giving nearly as well as he was taking, returning fire when Manel caught him.  Kape, the former Rizin Champ, emerged victorious, and his spirited call-out of Kai Kara-France added an extra layer of intrigue to the evening.

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Tuivasa vs. Volkov: In the co-main event, fan favorite Tai Tuivasa, faced former Bellator Heavyweight champ Alexander "Drago" Volkov. Tuivasa came in looking for the knockout in the first round but found himself in trouble as Drago's technical prowess shone through. He dropped Tuivasa with a minute left in the round, but Tai managed to survive. The round ended with Drago in control, leaving Tuivasa dejected.

Drago continued his dominance in the second round, catching Tuivasa's kick and dropping him with a powerful right. From there, he maintained control, delivering ground and pound. Volkov then secured an Ezekiel choke, forcing the tap and solidifying his victory.

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