UFC 160: Jack Shore 'over the moon' with debut win
Wales' Jack Shore was victorious in his first UFC appearance after making opponent Nohelin Hernandez tap-out in Copenhagen on Saturday at UFC 160.
Shore, who made his name with Cage Warriors, the breeding ground for Conor McGregor and Michael Bisping, was in impressive form in Denmark.
The bantamweight won by submission in the third round with Hernandez unable to escape a rear-choke hold.
"I'm over the moon. It's a dream start in the UFC," said Shore.
"I'm known as a finisher and I wanted to let everyone know my intentions.
"I've trained harder and prepped better than ever for this fight. To get a win like that was a dream come true."
The victory was praised on social media by UFC owner Dana White.
Shore joins UFC with an undefeated record after winning all 11 Cage Warriors fights, including defending his bantamweight title against Scott Malone last time out.
Shore becomes only the fourth Welsh fighter to sign for the UFC, following Jack Marshman, Brett Johns and John Phillips.
Shore was boosted in Copenhagen by the addition to his team of former world title boxing contender and trainer Gary Lockett.
Phillips, who has lost his past three UFC fights, including an all-Welsh battle with Marshman, also featured on the bill in Copenhagen.
The middleweight was arguably fighting for his future in UFC after the split-decision defeat to Marshman and he secured victory over Alen Amedovski with a sensational knock out win, achieved in only 14 seconds.