Daneil Cormier, Mike Kyle pick up wins in Australia
Strikeforce heavyweight prospect Daniel Cormier kept his record unblemished with a first-round victory over UFC and PRIDE veteran Soa Palelei.
The bout served as the main event of Friday’s Xtreme MMA 3 event in at The Sports Centre in Olympic Park, Australia.
Cormier dispatched of Palelei in the opening round via submission due to punches and retained the Xtreme MMA heavyweight title he earned in a July victory over Lucas Browne.
Cormier improves to 6-0 in a professional career that was launched just 14 months ago. The American Kickboxing Academy product and two-time Olympian has fought outside of the first round just once in that time.