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Robbie Peralta Scores Third Round KO To Kick-Start UFC 168

Robbie Peralta’s third UFC victory might go down as the greatest of his career to date, as the fighter scored a third round knockout of Estevan Payan to start UFC 168 Saturday night.

Possibly down on all three scorecards after two rounds, Peralta’s corner instructed him to go for the finish – which he did.

“I listened to my coaches,” he said. “They help me out and get me where I need to be.”

Peralta (17-4) connected with a left hook that sent Payan staggering backwards, following up with a right that put him on his back. A few shots later, and this one was all over.

“I knew I had to knock him out,” Peralta said. “I caught him and had to finish him off. That’s what I did.”

Peralta is now 10-1 with one no-contest in his last 12 fights, while Payan (14-5) has dropped his two UFC fights.