Completed MMA Bout

James Te Huna vs. Ricardo Romero

Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight · 205 lbs | MMA

James Te Huna defeats Ricardo Romero via KO/TKO at 0:47 of Round 1

James Te Huna
Ricardo Romero

Te Huna
Round 1

12-5-0   Pro Record At Fight   11-2-0
Climbed to 13-5   Record After Fight   Fell to 11-3
-155 (Slight Favorite)   Betting Odds   +130 (Slight Underdog)
New Zealand   Nationality   United States
New South Wales, Australia   Fighting out of   North Brunswick, New Jersey
29 years, 11 months, 3 weeks, 5 days   Age at Fight   33 years, 5 months, 1 week, 2 days
205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs)
6'2" (188cm)   Height   6'0" (183cm)
75.0" (191cm)   Reach   76.0" (193cm)
Elite Fight Gym   Gym   Advanced Martial Arts
UFC 135
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage
  • Date: Saturday 09.24.2011 at 09:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Tim Mills
  • Venue: Pepsi Center
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Denver, Colorado, United States
  • Bout Billing: Preliminary Card (fight 1 of 10)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 205 lbs (93.0 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Prelims
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Te Huna Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Romero Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
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Te Huna vs. Romero Wiki Update Wiki

The opening bout of UFC 135 featured James Te Huna taking on Ricardo Romero in a light heavyweight contest. Romero entered the fight at 11-2 overall and 1-1 in the UFC. Te Huna entered the contest at 12-5 and also was 1-1 in his UFC fights.

Romero immediately came out and looked for a takedown, couldn't secure it, and was rocked by a big right hand from Te Huna. Romero scrambled to find a single leg takedown, couldn't get it, telegraphed yet another takedown attempt, and was hit with a short uppercut as he lay face down on the mat. Te Huna landed one more bigger shot as Romero may have already been unconscious. Referee Tim Mills stopped the fight as quickly as he could.

Speaking with Joe Rogan in the post-fight interview, Te Huna commented, "I dislocated my finger a few weeks ago... so I'm happy to get this win... his takedowns after his first two came in more predictable and more slow."

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:42 PM ET
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