After a first round where he struggled with Smith’s (11-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) speed in the lightweight bout, Mullarkey (14-4 MMA, 2-2 UFC) turned up the heat in the second frame and came after his opponent in ferocious fashion.
Once Smith got hurt, Mullarkey threw an endless stream of punches, elbows, and knees until Smith fell down for the finish at the TIME mark of Round 2 on Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Check out the replay of the finish below (via Twitter):
What a comeback by @Jamie_Mullarkey
— UFC (@ufc) October 2, 2021
With the win, Mullarkey has now earned back-to-back wins after starting his UFC career with consecutive losses. He also kept the momentum going for the Oceanic fighters. Dan Hooker was cageside showing support, and UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski lauded praise on his fellow Aussie (via Twitter):
— Alex Volkanovski (@alexvolkanovski) October 2, 2021
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Alejandro Perez def. Johnny Eduardo via submission (armbar) – Round 2, 4:13
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