The 31-year-old lightweight recorded his fifth straight victory in dramatic, violent and impressive fashion to open Saturday’s main card, dropping Scott Holtzman with a spinning back fist to the jaw and prompting an instant intervention from Dean at 4:38 of the opening round.
The veteran's hair is a slightly lighter shade and he carries a couple dozen fewer pounds while laboring down at middleweight, but Sanchez was just as devastating a commodity in recording a sudden first-round KO of slight favorite Wellington Turman in the fourth fight on the preliminary card.
The fight went to the floor several times across the final 10 minutes, with Zalal making several attempts at submission chokes and pounding Barrett with strikes.
Scott Holtzman by TKO (spinning back fist), 4:38, Round 1.
Andrew Sanchez, Darren Stewart, Gavin Tucker, Kevin Holland