WATCH: Dan Hooker scores savage first round KO against James Vick

UFC 22/07/2019

Our man Dan 'Hangman' Hooker made his UFC return over the weekend and he did not disappoint!

The 29-year-old put away 15th-ranked American James Vick in the first round to set his career record at 18-8 with ten knockouts.

Hooker is 5-1 from his last six fights and ended this one - his first since he was knocked out by Edson Barboza, suffering facial fractures, last December - in just over two minutes.

His quick work paid off as he was awarded US$50,000 as a performance bonus.

He also called for a spot on the card when fellow Kiwi Israel Adesanya attempts to unify his belt against Aussie Robert Whittaker.

Check out the finish below!

Good thing Dan had Tammy to warm him up eh...