If you want to make a name for yourself in the world of MMA, a spectacular knock-out can go a long way towards achieving that goal.
That’s exactly what you witnessed last night, if you were lucky enough to be watching the preliminary bouts ahead of Bellator 186.
The event was headlined by a win for UFC veteran Ryan Bader over Linton Vassell, however there was only one man everybody was talking about in the aftermath and that’s was the debut of Tywan Claxton.
Known as ‘Speedy’ and hailing from Cleveland, Ohio – Claxton is a man you might want to remember for the future as he needed less than 90 seconds to dispatch his opponent Jonathan Bonilla-Bowman with the most picture-perfect flying knee you are ever likely to see.
Poor Bonilla-Bowman had no answer to the stunning shot and crumbled in a heap on the canvas. Thankfully, the referee was in excellent position and stopped the bout before he could take any unnecessary punishment. Check out the flying knee for yourself below:
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— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) November 3, 2017