MIXED martial arts star Jack Shore introduced himself on the sport's biggest stage in dominant fashion, claiming his 12th professional win by forcing American Nohelin Hernandez to tap out during their UFC Fight Night 160 clash in Copenhagen, writes Jason Batty.

Unfazed by his first walk to the UFC octagon, or legendary ring announcer Bruce Buffer belting his name out, Abertillery's Shore spent the opening minutes of the first round working out Hernandez, looking for a way in with his crisper strikes.

It didn’t take long for the Welshman to tangle with his rival and take his back, squeezing his torso with a body triangle while utilizing some ground and pound.

Hernandez tried to fight off the beating and submission to see the round out, but it was total domination from Shore.

Hernandez's corner urged their man to keep the fight standing and strike, however, Shore came out the aggressor in the second, landing significant blows and another takedown.

Having lost the first two, the American knew his only route to victory was knocking Shore out in the final round.

But Shore's experience and desire to finish his opponents saw him double leg Hernandez to the canvas within seconds.

The floor is Shore's world, it's where he has beaten the will out of most of his previous opponents and where he made life uncomfortable for Hernandez.

It didn’t take long for the Welshman to take the back of Hernandez, securing a body triangle while buttering him up with strikes and waiting for an opening in the neck.

Shore then took full mount, raining brutal elbows down and breaking Hernandez’s will.

With two minutes left in the round, the Welshman locked onto the neck, squeezing until the American tapped out to claim his first UFC victory.

It was a performance of dominance and experience, and the stunning debut was rewarded with a $50,000 performance of the night bonus by the UFC top brass.

Before the fight, UFC president Dana White cited unbeaten Shore as the latest hot property to come out of the UK.

Shore's performance will make the bantamweight division take notice, while he may well be one of the hottest properties on the whole UFC roster.