Ben Nguyen made a name for himself in his new adopted country of Australia Saturday night, scoring a first round finish of Ryan Benoit at UFC 193.
Nguyen (15-5) locked up a rear-naked choke in just over two minutes of the first round, earning himself the fourth-fastest finish in the UFC’s flyweight division history.
“It is unbelievable,” he said. “This is my new home country and I can’t feel any better than this.”
For Nguyen, it marked his seventh first round finish. Earlier this year he secured a first round finish vs. Alptekin Ozkilic.
“A lot of people know me for my striking,” he said, “but I am just as stronger as a grappler.”
Benoit (8-4) suffered his second loss via submission, as he was also choked out by Josh Sampo.