In a remarkable display of skill and determination, Zimbabwean MMA star Themba Gorimbo, clinched another electrifying victory in the UFC, marking his third fight with an impressive 32-second knockout.
Facing off against American Pete Rodriguez in a welterweight preliminary bout at Saturday’s UFC Vegas 85, Gorimbo’s performance left spectators in awe once again.
Gorimbo won his second straight UFC fight and moved to 12-4 overall, and it took him barely half a minute to do so.
He floored Pete Rodriguez with a looping right hand and finished him with a flurry of rights on the ground in 32 seconds.
Gorimbo opened his postfight interview by thanking Johnson and alluding to his own devotion to philanthropy. “You changed my life in a better way,” he said, “and I’m going to change someone’s life every single day.”
Gorimbo then moved on to his goal for the year: “I want to become the champion in 2024.”
With this win, Gorimbo, 33, is 2-1 inside the Octagon.
This was by far his best performance yet, and it has the potential to move him rapidly up the welterweight rankings.
Soon after his performance, the Zimbabwe fighter promised to auction his fighting gear, just like he did in his previous appearance.
He asked the matchmaker, Sean Shelby, to give him the biggest matches imaginable as he boldly called out his fellow welterweights, Leon Edwards and Shavkat Rakhmonov, in his bid to become the UFC champion in 2024.
Gorimbo garnered attention when he opened up about his financial struggles, revealing that he had a meager $7 in his bank account before his victorious performance at UFC Vegas.
‘The Rock’ took notice of Gorimbo’s plight and, in a heartwarming gesture, gifted him a fully furnished house in Miami.
THEMBA GORIMBO 🇿🇼 ÉTEINT EN 30 SEC SON ADVERSAIRE DU SOIR 😱!! #UFCVegas85
Le poulain de Dwayne Johnson fait fort 🔥pic.twitter.com/8BzJjySGPl
— CULTURE MMA (@CultureMMA_) February 3, 2024