Wow! Word is the fighters chin was found some hours later in the back row of the SSE Arena in London, England…
What can be more insane in MMA than knocking out an opponent with a flashy move? There’s just something about separating an opponent from his senses that’s just so appealing. Fight fans love seeing these kinds of things, and for good reason. It’s highly-unpredictable and exciting as hell.
When something this good happens, it gets watched over and over again.
That’s what happened when Englishman Fabian Edwards made his professional debut at Bellator 179 last night. “The Assassin” brutally knocked out opponent Rafał Cejrowski with a sick flying knee midway into round one.
You can be sure that’s staying in his highlight reel for years to come.
UNBEATEN | Fabian Edwards has turned pro and still manages to keep his record pristine. The Englishman knocked out his opponent with a flying knee at Bellator 179.
Fabian Edwards remains unbeaten in his pro and amateur career
The two middleweights competed on the undercard, Friday, May 19 at the SSE Arena in London, England. Before making his professional debut, Edwards was undefeated as an amateur going 9-0.
Suffice to say, if this is what we are to expect from Edwards each time out, things could get interesting. The 6-foot-1 middleweight monster is quick and agile on the feet, and has proven to have heavily-loaded artillery.
Check out the highlights here
In all honesty, Edwards looks really solid. He’s got some really good kicks in his repertoire and pushes the pace pretty well. I mean, a flying knee finish at middleweight, just doesn’t happen very often. It’s almost a little Anderson Silva to be frank. But MMA sure could use another one like him.
Edwards may or may not be the guy, but at least after one fight, there’s hope. Kudos to Edwards for a spectacular finish. We’ll certainly be keeping an eye out on this man.
Overall, it was an evening of action-packed bouts. The main event was certainly one to talk about as well. And the rest of the card was absolutely on point. Bellator is doing it right.
Here are the rest of the Bellator 179 Results
MAIN CARD (Spike TV/9 p.m. ET)
Rory MacDonald def. Paul Daley via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 1:45
Linton Vassell def. Liam McGeary via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 3, 2:28
Cheick Kongo def. Augusto Sakai via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Alex Lohore def. Dan Edwards via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 0:56
Kevin Ferguson Jr. def. D.J. Griffin via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 3:40
PRELIMINARY CARD (Bellator.com 7 p.m. ET)
Stav Economou def. Dan Konecke via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 1:05
Amir Albazi def. Jamie Powell via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-26, 30-26)
Nathan Jones def. Umer Kayani via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1
Fabian Edwards def. Rafal Cejrowski knockout (flying knee) – Round 1
Jeremy Petley def. Chase Morton via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-26)
Mike Shipman def. Marcin Prostko via TKO (knees) – Round 1, 2:39
Salih Kulucan def. Diego Barbosa via submission (heel hook) – Round 1, 2:18