Justin Salas dominated the first round and even had Joe Proctor side of his head swollen up pretty good, but Proctor made his comeback and knocked Justin Salas out at UFC Fight Night 45.
Joe Proctor has two knockout and four submission victories in his MMA career. Prior to joining the UFC, he was 3-1 in his last four. He made his UFC debut, defeating Jeremy Larsen via TKO at The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale on Jun / 01 / 2012. He then went on to win his next two fights with wins over Ramsey Nijem via unanimous decision at UFC on Fox 5 – Henderson vs. Diaz on Dec / 08 / 2012 and then Cristiano Marcello, via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night – Machida vs. Mousasi on Feb / 15 / 2014.
Justin Salas has four knockouts and three submission victories in his MMA career. Prior to joining the UFC, he was on a five fight winning streak. He made his UFC debut against Anton Kuivanen and beat him by unanimous decision at UFC on Fuel TV 1 – Sanchez vs. Ellenberger on Feb / 15 / 2012. He would go on to be 2-2 in his last four fights. In his last two fights, he beat Thiago Tavares via Rear-Naked Choke at UFC Fight Night – Belfort vs. Henderson on Nov / 09 / 2013, but lost to Ben Wall via knockout at UFC Fight Night – Brown vs. Silva on May / 10 / 2014 Here is the play by play from that fight:
Round 1: Salas lands a big right, that follows with a knee to the face of Proctor. This leads to Proctor nose start to bleed. Salas is pressing forward and really landing more strikes that Proctor. Right now, Proctor needs to slow down and recover. Salas presses forward and clips Proctor. Salas goes for a single leg takedown, but stuffed and they go back to striking. They exchange to the bell.
Round 2: Proctor’s left side of his face is extremely swollen at this point. Salas is landing a left hook, right jab combo that is really paying off at this moment of this fight. Salas get’s a double leg takedown, but Proctor get’s right back to his feet. Salas clinches with Proctor and keeps him on the fence where they trade knees to the body. Off the fence we go, Proctor clips Salas and swarms on him. Proctor lands a knee to the face of Salas. They exchange in the pocket and Proctor hurts Salas again. He finishes him with ground and pound!
Joe Proctor def. Justin Salas by TKO (Strikes) at 3:27 of round 2.
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