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Ben Nguyen Makes Quick Work Of Ryan Benoit In Melbourne

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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.