Be careful what you wish for.
No. 10 lightweight James Vick begged for a top-10 contender and Justin Gaethje gave him his wish.
The No. 7-ranked fighter in the division put Vick to sleep with an overhand right a minute and a half into the first round of the main event of UFC Lincoln on Saturday.
Vick entered the headline bout with a 13-1 record and four-fight win streak, deserving of the main event spotlight. He and Gaethje had been trading trash talk since last summer and Gaethje, who had suffered his first two blemishes in his professional career in his last two fights, was eager to oblige Vick’s request.
Early in the bout, Vick used his 6-foot-3 frame to his advantage, keeping his opponent at a distance.
It didn’t take long, however, for the striking expert to find his target.
Post-fight, Gaethje said he’d take any fight available, and name-dropped Tony Ferguson, who will feature against Anthony Pettis on the co-main event of the Khabib Nurmagomedov-Conor McGregor card in October.
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