UFC: Kona native Noons knocks out Stout on Fight Night

Kailua-Kona native KJ Noons made quick work of Sam Stout in a UFC Fight Night bout in Quebec City, Quebec, on Wednesday.

Noons knocked down Stout with a right then followed with a left before the referee ended the three-round match in the first 30 seconds.

Noons improved to 12-6. The Ontario native Stout, who was knocked out for the first time in his career, dropped to 21-10-1.

“You know, Sam’s a tough guy,” Noons said. “He’s never been stopped and this is by far one of my best wins.”

The bout was moved from lightweight to welterweight earlier in the week.

“Wherever the UFC wants me to be at,” said Noons, 31, who lives in San Diego.