Highlights! Soriano Sparks UFC 245, Starches Piechota With One Punch

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Punahele Soriano sparked off his Octagon career and the biggest event of the year earlier tonight (Sat., Dec. 14, 2019) at UFC 245 from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, as the Hawaiian newcomer starched Oskar Piechota via first-round knockout (punch).

It didn’t take long for Soriano to show UFC fans his promising punching power as he leveled Piechota with a left-right combination that sent that Polish fighter to the canvas. Soriano followed up with heavy ground-and-pound before Piechota utilized a kimura attempt to return to his feet. That’s when Soriano found a home for a beautiful left hook that instantly cut off the lights and had Piechota slumped along the cage.

Check out the full fight video highlights below courtesy of UFC/ESPN.

With this performance, Soriano cashes in on a huge opportunity to make his Octagon debut on one of the biggest cards of the year. The undefeated 27-year-old will have to show more levels to his game moving forward if he wants to climb the middleweight rankings, but this was a tremendous start.

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