UFC Mexico: Steven Peterson delivers KO of the Year contender with spinning back fist vs. Martin Bravo

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Steven Peterson was fighting for his job Saturday night vs. Martin Bravo at UFC Mexico after suffering back-to-back defeats.

Peterson will have the job a little longer after delivering a spectacular spinning back-fist knockout to stun the crowd at the Mexico City Arena.

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"We train to be dynamic," Peterson said as he discussed the KO. "I found the right opening (and) when he spun, I spun. I landed that back fist and it was lights out."

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Peterson started the fight slowly, forced to retreat for most of Round 1 as Bravo set a blistering pace. With about a minute remaining in the round, though, Peterson let Bravo know he was there to fight, too, by connecting on a sharp right hand.

Peterson carried the momentum into the second round by implementing the same type of attack Bravo employed in the first round. The two fighters started going toe-to-toe with no fear, much to the delight of the fans.

As Bravo attempted a spinning back fist, Peterson ducked and delivered one of his own to knock Bravo out cold to the canvas and earn his second UFC win.

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