Finishing the card with two first-round TKO’s in the heavyweight division, UFC Fight Night 189 would see some progression at the top end of a few weight classes – as well as a potential fight of the year contender.

With Jairzinho Rozenstruik hitting a buzzer-beating stoppage win for the second time in his UFC career, the Surinamese fighter would continue his heavy-hitting exploits at Augusto Sakai’s expense to rebound into the win column in Saturday’s headline act.

Around 15 minutes earlier, Marcin Tybura would get a first-round stoppage of his own albeit in different circumstances. Withstanding an early barrage of strikes by Walt Harris, Tybura would rally back against ‘The Big Ticket’ and turned the tide in his favour once the fight hit the mat.

Quickly progressing through controlling positions on the ground, Tybura would eventually take Harris’ back and sustained ground and pound would see the contest waved off around the four-minute mark.

Earning fight of the night honours however would be a welterweight clash between rising prospect Miguel Baeza and veteran Santiago Ponzinibbio. With the first-round looking like a coronation of Baeza’s potential as a future star, Ponzinibbio would rebound and drag a war out of the young American to pick up a well earned unanimous decision win.

With an absolutely stacked UFC 263 now on the horizon, here are a quick five fights for the promotion’s matchmakers to pencil into their calendars: