Anthony Perosh, who turns 41 in October, is the second oldest fighter for the UFC. Youth didn’t matter at UFC 163 as Perosh took care of Vinny Magalhaes with a knockout in all of 14 seconds. It was bittersweet for Perosh, seeing he dropped his last UFC fight in seven seconds.
“My boxing coach said you have a hard right and to knock him out,” said Perosh to MMA Fighting. “I’ve made the mistake before of celebrating too early, but you couldn’t help get that feeling of butterflies. After I rocked him hard, I just had to keep the pressure on until the referee stopped in.”
This is Perosh’s second run with the UFC. This time, he’s fighting as light heavyweight and doing much better by going 4-1. He took Knockout of the Night and doesn’t plan on retiring after that win.
Magalhaes is also in his second stint for the UFC. After returning with a win, he’s dropped two since late April.
They headlined the prelims of UFC 163, which came from Brazil’s HSBC Arena. The prelims aired live on FX.