Brian Bowles gave Damacio Page a repeat performance of his 2008 guillotine choke victory against him at UFC On Versus 3 this evening.
Page had started aggressively, charging forward with winging punches and solid kicks and appeared to be having some success.
Bowles stayed patient and composed though, and was able to steer clear of some of the most venomous strikes, before beginning to step up his own offense at the half-way point of the round.
After appearing to hurt Page with an uppercut during an exchange, Bowles swarmed in with more punches and quickly found himself on top on the mat.
After some initial ground and pound Page’s neck was sitting perfectly for the former bantamweight champion to lock onto with a fight-ending guillotine choke with 3.30mins on the clock.
This was a entertaining way to kick off the main card on Versus, and gives the talented Bowles his first win in the UFC as he looks to work his way back to the summit of the division.