Facing off against fellow-Team Peña fighter Zac Pauga, the two heavyweights kept things standing in a tentative first round where Pauga had some success kicking while Usman focused on looking for big punches.
Things got off to a much quicker start in the second round, and it took just over 30 seconds for Usman to land a huge left hook that flattened Pauga before a single follow-up hammer fist ended the fight.
Fighters React to Mohammed Usman’s KO Victory
Season 30 of TUF didn’t feature too many finishes, but MMA Twitter was quick to react to how impressively Usman closed out the season.
Mohammed Usman’s victory gave Team Peña a perfect sweep of the season after Juliana Miller defeated Brogan Walker to become the women’s flyweight winner.
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