The Contender Series 2021 contract winner is undefeated since losing his first pro bout in 2019. At only 22-years old, Maheshate is now 7-1 and has finished 4 opponents by KO/TKO.
The two lightweights got out to a fast start from the opening bell. Just over a minute into the fight, Garcia overextended as he came forward and Maheshate slept him with a perfectly-timed right hand.
Check out the finish and Maheshate’s celebration below.
MMA Twitter was quick to react to the 22-year-old’s huge UFC debut.
The UFC’s lightweight division has no shortage of talented fighters, but Maheshate certainly put the division on notice with this debut.
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