UFC Vegas 6: Darren Stewart Taps Out Maki Pitolo
Darren Stewart is known for his heavy hands, but tonight 'The Dentist' showcased that he has a nasty guillotine choke as well.
Darren Stewart returned to the win column in memorable fashion tonight, as the hard-hitting middleweight tapped out Maki Pitolo at UFC Vegas 6.
Both middleweights came out winging big shots and Stewart pressed forward. The middleweights largely stuck with punches in the opening couple of minutes and Pitolo planted a couple of hard rights. Pitolo missed with a spinning backfist, but followed up with a takedown attempt. Stewart, however, countered beautifully with a guillotine choke.
Pitolo tried working his way, but eventually he was forced to tap. Memorable win for ‘The Dentist’.
The British middleweight was coming off a decision loss to Bartosz Fabinski in March.
UFC Vegas 6 results
Here are the results so far for UFC Vegas 6, which is taking place at the Apex Facility.
Darren Stewart def. Maki Pitolo via submission (guillotine choke) R1, 3:41
Yana Kunitskaya def. Julija Stoliarenko via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-27)
Beneil Dariush def. Scott Holtzman via KO (spinning backfist) R1, 4:38
Tim Means def. Laureano Staropoli via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Kevin Holland def. Joaquin Buckley via TKO (punches) R3, 0:32
Nasrat Haqparast def. Alexander Munoz via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Andrew Sanchez def. Wellington Turman via KO (punches) R1, 4:14
Gavin Tucker def. Justin Jaynes via submission (rear-naked-choke) R3, 1:43
Youssef Zalal def. Peter Barrett via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
Irwin Rivera def. Ali Alqaisi via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)