UFC Vegas 19 video: Aiemann Zahabi starches Drako Rodriguez in first round

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Aiemann Zahabi snapped a two-fight skid in the most impressive way, stopping Drako Rodriguez with a vicious right hand in the first round of their preliminary card meeting at UFC Vegas 19. Rodriguez left himself exposed with a lead uppercut and was knocked flat on his face after Zahabi replied with a straight right. A follow-up hammerfist was academic as the referee intervened at the 3:05 mark of the first round. Check out the finish. OH MY GOODNESS! @AiemannZahabi lands a flush KO! #UFCVegas19 pic.twitter.com/GpspRgAVAp— UFC (@ufc) February 20, 2021 It was an important turnaround for Zahabi, the brother of Tristar head coach Firas Zahabi. The bantamweight came into the fight on the heels of a decision loss to Vince Morales that followed a brutal knockout loss against Ricardo Ramos. Aiemann Zahabi’s octagon record now stands at an even 2-2.
Read More