Tyson Pedro just put on a masterful performance.
The Australian was coming off of a whopping 4-year layoff. His last performance was a loss to the long-time UFC and Pride veteran Mauricio Shogun Rua.
Despite the long time away from competition, Tyson Pedro did not skip a beat. He put a beating on Ike Villanueva during a light-heavyweight contest UFC on ESPN+ 63.
As soon as the bout started, Tyson Pedro pressured Villanueva.
Every leg kick that Tyson threw in the fight appeared to severely hurt his opponent. Later in the first round, Pedro threw another hard leg kick that completely folded Villanueva.
Someone get Felder a cigarette.#UFCVegas52 pic.twitter.com/lA0y1f8Z3H
— Jed I. Goodman © (@jedigoodman) April 24, 2022
Leg kicks did the damage, the hands finished the job! ?
Tyson Pedro gets the finish in his return to the Octagon! #UFCVegas52 pic.twitter.com/wIWRFXAFgw
— UFC Canada (@UFC_CA) April 24, 2022
while Villanueva was completely vulnerable on the ground, Pedro landed a couple of hard punches to force the referee to stop the bout.
After more than three years on the sideline, @tyson_pedro_ returns with a nasty TKO ? #UFCVegas52
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— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) April 24, 2022
After his long-awaited comeback, Tyson Pedro reversed a two-fight losing streak. Now back in the winning column, the Australian is looking to get back in the octagon this year to further cement himself as a UFC Lightheavyweight contender.
Since 2014, Benny A. King has been fully immersed in the world of combat sports. Starting with a blog about Greco Roman wrestling, Benny’s passion for combat sports has led him to explore various disciplines.