In the featured prelim bout of the UFC's highly anticipated Boston debut, Massachusetts native Joe Lauzon was shot out of a cannon and decimated an overwhelmed Gabe Ruediger en route to a first-round submission victory.
The lightweight fight, which headlined the night's Spike TV "UFC Prelims" broadcast, re-energized a TD Garden crowd and followed a string of fairly lackluster fights.
Lauzon dominated Ruediger from the opening bell. After rocking him standing, Lauzon took the fight to the mat and continued the abuse. With his opponent kneeling, Lauzon unloaded vicious punches from behind and ultimately settled for a fight-ending armbar just two minutes into the fight.
"I was going to take his heart, and then I was going to take his arm," Lauzon said. "And that's what I did.
"I'm so glad I got to fight here in Boston. It's a dream come true."
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