Diego Ferreira's UFC comeback was marked by an impressive second-round knockout, positioning him as a strong contender for Knockout of the Year.
Ferreira's opponent in the lightweight main card opener at UFC Vegas 73 was the experienced UFC veteran Michael Johnson.
Despite a challenging start, Ferreira turned the tide with a powerful overhand right that left Johnson unconscious.
The stoppage occurred at 1 minute and 50 seconds into the second round, as confirmed by Joe Martinez during the official announcement.
This emphatic victory came at a crucial moment for Ferreira, as he broke a three-fight losing streak.
It was Ferreira's first UFC win since his notable submission of Anthony Pettis at UFC 246 in January 2020.
Prior to this fight, Ferreira faced defeats against Beneil Dariush, Gregor Gillespie, and Mateusz Gamrot.
Johnson entered the bout with two wins in his last three fights, but his recent record has alternated between victories and losses.
Ferreira's knockout showcased his impressive skills and reminded fans of his potential in the lightweight division.