The UFC made its debut in China this past weekend when it put on a show in Shanghai. Expectations among hardcore fans were low given the card lacked a lot of established stars. The local talent, however, didn't disappoint.
Hailing from Tangshan, Hebei China, Song Kenan, 27, is nicknamed "Assassin" for good reason. Just 15 seconds into his debut fight in the Octagon gainst Bobby Nash, Song sniped his opponent in the face with as clean a straight right as you'll ever see, sending the Michigan native crashing to the mat.
Song laid a little ground and pound on Nash for good measure, but the fight was over the minute he connected flush with his cross. Here's hoping the 27-year-old rookie can conjure some of that magic in his future bouts.
Elsewhere on the card, young gun Kelvin Gastelum knocked out UFC legend Michael Bisping in the night's main event, cementing himself as a force to be reckoned with in the organization's 185-pound division. Bisping had taken the fight on extremely short notice after competing in the main event of the UFC's show in Madison Square Garden in New York City on Nov. 7. He was filling in for former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, who was pulled from the bout for potentially using a performance enhancing drug.