Earlier this year, Abel Trujillo was left with a no-contest following a fight vs. Roger Bowling.
Saturday night at UFC on FOX 9, Trujillo made sure that wouldn’t happen again, finishing Bowling in the second round with a flurry of heavy strikes.
Back in August, their fight ended after Trujillo connected with what appeared to be an illegal knee. Bowling wasn’t able to continue after that, and the ref ruled it a no-contest.
“I actually had a dream last night that told me not to fight on emotion,” Trujillo said (thanks to Dave Doyle for the on-site quotes). “Beating him was like conquering a demon.”
Prior to that, Trujillo (11-5) had lost just once in six fights. He is now 2-1 inside the Octagon, with both wins coming via second round finishes – and both in December of the past two years.
“I was making a statement with this fight,” he added. “I had to finish him to make that statement.”