Dylan Andrews has made a successful return to the cage in Stockholm, Sweden overnight knocking out local Papy Abedi in the second round to capture the Superior Challenge middleweight title.
MMA Viking has play-by-play of the fight:
Round 1: Papy with big kicks to the leg early. Andrews does not seem discouraged, and now talking to the Swede as he starts to land. The New Zealand fighter looks to have taken control here and looking for his opening.
Round 2: Papy keeping his guard high, but backing up against the cage. Abedi with some take.down attempts, but nothing behinnd them. Good left hand from Makambo. One and half minutes in, and Papy gets poked in the eye. Deep breath.
Papy getting some nice punches in here with his left, and another. Andrews seems to be waiting and waiting. BOOOOOM. BIG LEFT KICK… and it is over! Dylan Andrews with KO.
It's safe to say that Dylan the villain andrews' return this weekend was a successful one!
Posted by Fight News Australia on Saturday, April 1, 2017
The fight was a rematch after Andrews first knocked Abedi out in the UFC back in 2013. The win brings 37-year-old’s professional record to 18-7 with 13 of those coming by knockout.
Originally from Wellington, New Zealand, Andrews featured on season 17 of The Ultimate Fighter where he won three fights before losing to eventual runner up Uriah Hall.
Saturday night’s fight against Abedi was Andrews’ first since being released by the UFC after three consecutive losses.
My earliest combat sports memory is watching David Tua knock people out with his left hook. I am extremely passionate about combat sports in Australia and my home country of New Zealand and I endeavour to grow the profile of martial arts and its athletes in both countries. Persistent Brazilian jiu-jitsu battler.