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Reza Madadi Back On Track With Standing KO In Netherlands

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Reza Madadi waited for the right time to attack.

Madadi picked himself back up from a rough first round to dominate the second and score a third round standing KO vs. Yan Cabral Sunday at UFC Fight Night 87.

“The UFC gave me a chance to comeback and I am so thankful,” he said. “It is incredible to be back in here and to win this way, I am just so happy.”

The win was the 14th in the career of Madadi (14-4), but the first knockout for him since 2009. He is now 3-2 over five stints with the UFC, having also scored submissions vs. Michael Johnson and Yoislandy Izquierdo.

“I train a lot of standup, boxing,” he said. “The uppercut and hook, and I did it; it was wonderful.”

Cabral (12-3) has lost two straight and three of his last four after starting his career 11-0. This was the first stoppage loss of Cabral’s career.