The first five minutes were solid, but Norman Parke was just warming up and really shined in the second round. Norman Parke got the win over Naoyuki Kotani in the opening fight of the main card at UFC Fight Night 46 with a nice display of ground and pound.
Norman Parke (20-2-1 MMA, 4-0-1 UFC)has 4 knockouts and 12 submission victories in his MMA career. Prior to joining the UFC, he was on a six fight winning streak. In his last four fights he is 3-0-1.
Parke beat Colin Fletcher in his UFC debut by Unanimous Decision at UFC on FX 6 – Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson on Dec / 15 / 2012. He then went on a two fight winning streak, he beat Kazuki Tokudome Unanimous Decision at UFC 162 – Silva vs. Weidman on Jul / 06 / 2013 and then Jon Tuck Unanimous Decision at UFC Fight Night – Machida vs. Munoz on Oct / 26 / 2013, but went to a draw against at UFC Fight Night – Shogun vs. Henderson 2 on Mar / 23 / 2014
Naoyuki Kotani (33-11-7 MMA, 0-3 UFC) has five knockouts and 25 submission victories. He is on a 13 fight winning streak and will be making his UFC debut in this fight. He last fought in February of this year.
Here is the play by play from that fight:
Round 1: Kotani shoots in, but Parke stops it and throws Kotani on the fence. They break and exchange. Both can’t find their reach, Parke misses just barely with a flying knee. Parke throws a body kick, but Kotani catches it. Kotani shoots in, but Parke stuffs it. He get’s top position and lands strikes, but the bell sounds. Boring round, strong ending.
Round 2: Parke accidentally kicks Kotani in the nuts, back to action. Kotani shoots in, but misses the leg and falls. They go back to standing, Parke get’s a dump slam and puts Kotani on his back. Parke get’s into side control. Parke lands some nasty elbows from top position. Kotani attempts a leg lock, but Parke panics and scrambles out. Parke goes nuts and lands a flurry of strikes to end the fight! Parke jumps out of the cage and into the crowd.
Result: Norman Parke def. Naoyuki Kotani via TKO (strikes) - Round 2, 3:41