The fourth fight on the main card of UFC on Fuel TV 5 pitted Yves Jabouin against Brad Pickett with the winner looking to gain ground in the 135 pound division.
After a couple of quick flurries it looked like this was going to be a stand-up war which was what the Nottingham crowd was certainly looking for.
Jabouin then started landing some heavy shots and then executed a spinning back-kick which landed right on Pickett’s body. Pickett quickly countered by attacking inside and he landed a huge upper-cut which immediately dropped Jabouin. Pickett then pounced in and landed a few more punches before the fight was stopped at the 3:40 mark of the first round.
UFC on FUEL TV 5 Result:
Brad Pickett def. Yves Jabouin via knockout (punches) Round 1, 3:40
Matt Wiman def. Paul Sass via submission (arm-bar) Round 1, 3:48
John Hathaway def. John Maguire via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Che Mills def. Duane Ludwig via TKO (injury) – Round 1, 2:28
Jimi Manuwa def. Kyle Kingsbury via TKO (doctors stoppage) – Round 2, 5:00
Akira Corassani def. Andy Ogle via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
Brad Tavares def. Tom Watson via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
Gunnar Nelson def. DaMarques Johnson via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:34
Robbie Peralta def. Jason Young via knockout (strikes) – Round 1, :23