Canadian welterweight Ryan Ford stopped UFC veteran Karo Parisyan on a third-round cut in the MMA Live 1 headliner on Thursday at the John Labatt Centre in London, Ontario, Canada. A knee strike resulted in the damage, which forced the doctor to intervene 1:26 into round three.
The bout appeared to be leaning towards Parisyan in rounds one and two, as he scored with takedowns and throws. A judo black belt, the 28-year-old Gokor Chivichyan protégé largely neutralized Ford’s strength and athleticism. The knee strike, however, turned the tide in the Canadian’s favor, as it split open Parisyan and forced the stoppage.
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