During a busy weekend of MMA, you may have missed this record-setter at Bellator 203.
Saturday’s event, which aired via same-day delay on Paramount, took place at Foro Italico in Rome and included a handful of MMA bouts that accompanied a full kickboxing slate. It also followed Bellator 202 on Friday and aired at the same time as UFC Fight Night 133.
So, there’s a pretty solid chance you didn’t see the Bellator 203 main-card opener, which lasted just six seconds – but had one impressive post-fight celebration.
Michele Martignoni (5-0 MMA, 1-0 BMMA), an Italian bantamweight, made his Bellator debut in memorable fashion after tagging Simone D’Anna (4-2 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) with an early head kick. Here’s the impressive knockout (via Twitter):
As MMAjunkie’s Mike Bohn details in his post-Bellator 203 facts, Martignoni’s six-second knockout tied the company record for the fastest knockout in Bellator history. Hector Lombard’s finish of Jay Silva at Bellator 18 in 2010 also came in just six seconds.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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