Brazilian prospect Dhiego Lima took on Tim Means in the Welterweight division.
Means, a scrappy veteran, and Lima, a highly-praised TUF finalist, both eye moves into the top fifteen, but a decisive win at UFC 184 would be a must for either man to venture beyond the fringes of the octagon.
Lima, 28, was never able get started.
Means was finding range early, and by 2:17, had secured a technical knockout victory with a series of left punches and a hard elbow, which sent Lima scurried to his knees.
“The Dirty Bird” soared, once again, in the UFC.
“I have the best elbows in the UFC”, stated Means post-fight, where he also plead for the $50,000 performance bonus, and some love from the crowd at The Staples Center in Los Angeles.
He deserves both, and is a sustained force at Welterweight.