Zac Pauga and Mohammed Usman squared off at UFC Vegas 59 for the Ultimate Fighter 30 heavyweight finale side.
Two firey heavyweights worked their way through The Ultimate Fighter 30 and squared off at UFC Vegas 59. On one hand, was ex-Houston Texans practice squad player, turned MMA fighter Zac Pauga. On the other is Mohammed Usman, whose brother of UFC welterweight champion Kamaru.
Round one started off with a running kick right to Usman, but the blow missed. The first round was a back and forth affair, with both men throwing big blows and Pauga landing the majority of significant strikes. Pauga became a bit of a scofflaw, tagging Usman after the round ended by accident, which caused Usman to be not too happy.
The second started off much more in control for both men, despite the intensity. Usman, however, would not be denied, tagging Pauga with a left hook, knocking Pauga out almost instantly.
The Usman brothers are now both in the UFC
The knockout of Pauga now puts the younger Usman into the UFC alongside his brother, the current reigning and defending welterweight champion. Usman has the power to change fights, and while he isn’t the volume striker that Pauga or others are, that type of raw power could be exactly what takes him to the top of the heavyweight division.