Darlington born Denham, who came into the fight a huge underdog came out of the gate quickly, rocking the 6’5 De Fries early with a huge right hand.
Sunderland born De Fries, was expected to dismiss Denham sharply before moving onto a potential return to the UFC but that appears to have been put on hold.
Denham now moves to 8-6-0 and is now on a three fight win streak and has moved his name into the upper echelon of British Heavyweight MMA after his huge victory over the Number 1 ranked fighter in the country tonight.
However, where does Phil De Fries go from here? No doubt that the fighter will come back stronger than ever from this but his UFC return may be in shatters…at least for the time being.