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PBC on FS1: Julian Williams crushes Luciano Cuello in one

J-Rock established himself as a man to watch at 154 pounds with this brutal demolition.

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Julian Williams entered tonight's PBC on FS1 main event as one of the top super welterweight prospects in the sport. He left it a contender.

"J-Rock" needed just 1:33 to defeat veteran Luciano Cuello, wrecking his equilibrium with a pair of right hands and slamming home power shots until the referee mercifully stepped in.

That's all there was to it, really. Williams (21-0-1, 13 KO) looked faster, sharper, and more powerful than Cuello (35-4,17 KO) from the very start, landing nasty combinations from before ultimately scoring the stoppage.

The 25-year-old Williams looked terrific tonight and should be a force to be reckoned with at 154. He's been calling out Austin Trout on Twitter and, honestly, I would not be opposed to that fight right now.

The swing bout, which they included despite the opening fight nearly going 12, saw middleweight/super middleweight (I legitimately can't tell from his record) prospect Caleb Plant cruise past a skilled but inactive Jamar Freeman. From the beginning, Plant (10-0, 8 KO) pursued with combinations, occasionally having difficulty with Freeman's footwork and jab but not receiving enough return fire to deter him.

Plant scored a knockdown in the last few seconds of the third with a good combination and, in the early part of the fourth, we got to see Freeman (13-5-2, 7 KO) open up and look good doing so. Unfortunately, he went back to what he was doing before for the rest of the fight, ultimately losing on two shutout scores and a 79-71.

The evening opened with an entertaining slugfest that was unfortunately marred by a questionable stoppage. For eleven rounds, Moises Flores (24-0, 17 KO) and Luis Cusolito (21-2, 19 KO) engaged in a delightfully violent firefight which ultimately came to an end a minute into the twelfth.

Argentina's Cusolito controlled the early rounds with good body work and an accurate right hand he threw both as an overhand and in 1-2s. After about four rounds, however, Flores exploited his foe's tendency to back straight up and went to work on him with combinations against the ropes. Cusolito continues to land his fair share of shots, but not with anywhere near the same volume.

Flores' assault began to wane, allowing Cusolito to regain momentum in the ninth and tenth, but the unbeaten Mexican seized control with powerful shots in the eleventh. Early in the twelfth, Flores rocked his man with a hard left hook. The follow-up punches prompted Benji Estevez to step in despite Cusolito appearing lucid. Though Flores was ahead 106-103 on my card and had full control of the fight, it was a disappointing end to a terrific scrap.

For quick results and round-by-round coverage of the night's event, click here.

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