Video: Former UFC fighter Tyson Nam hits devastating one-punch knockout in first fight since release

If Tyson Nam’s hope is to catch the UFC matchmakers’ attention for a possible return, his fight on Friday night can only help his cause.

Competing for the first time since the UFC released him last summer, Nam absolutely obliterated Mark Coates with one punch in the Front Street Fights 28 main event in Boise, Idaho. When you can immediately throw up your hands in victory, that’s when you know you hit a devastating knockout – which is what Nam did the moment his overhand right landed flush on Coates’ face and sent his limp body to the canvas.

Watch the brutal finish in the video below (via X):

Nam, who went 3-5 in the UFC, was released from the promotion on the heels of a split decision loss to Azat Maksum last July at UFC on ESPN 49, which Nam disputed. Shortly after, Nam told MMA Junkie’s Nolan King that he felt both “salty” and grateful after his UFC tenure came to an end.

“I know there’s a flyweight bout every weekend,” Nam said at the time, “and if somebody gets injured I just hope I’ll be on the top of the list of Mick Maynard’s list to throw me in there on a short-notice fight.”

Maybe with this finish, Nam put himself up there.

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie