“The Colombian Queen” Sabina Mazo continues to prove herself a force to be reckoned with, earning her fourth straight victory as a professional to improve to a pristine 4-0. The Medellin, Colombia native was last seen at Legacy Fighting Alliance 23, which took place at the Horseshoe Bossier City Casino Hotel in Louisiana and aired on AXS TV. Mazo wowed the crowd once more, scoring another emphatic head kick knockout.
The Colombian burst onto the scene in April at Legacy Fighting Alliance 9, as a promising but largely unheralded prospect. But a beautifully timed head kick made Mazo a viral social media phenomenon, as short clips of her savage knockout victory over Jamie Thorton spread like wildfire.
The Colombian head kick sensation strikes again
Entering Friday night’s bout against Linsey Williams (1-2), the spotlight was definitely on Mazo to score a repeat performance. She certainly did not disappoint.
Mazo picked up her second-straight head kick knockout, sending Williams into unconsciousness at the 4:26 minute mark of the very first round. As Mazo feinted her opponent into over-committing on her strikes, the Colombian capitalized with a lightning fast kick to end matters early.
“I love to compete,” Mazo said prior to the bout. “I was born for that, so boxing, jiu-jitsu, everything and MMA. It’s everything.”
The 20-year-old moved from Brazil to California to pursue her dream of a successful mixed martial arts career nearly two years ago. She now trains at Kings MMA under Rafael Cordeiro. Previously competing in South America in the Muay Thai, kickboxing and jiu-jitsu circles, Mazo is a fresh new face in women’s MMA.
It was a great victory for Mazo as she continues to make a name for herself. Fresh new talent is always welcomed and of course, fans are always craving these highlight-reel knockouts. Mazo is definitely emerging as a talent to watch out for and will carry even more hype into her next fight. The future of women’s mixed martial arts was certainly on full display.
Other notable results at Legacy Fighting Alliance 23
In the main event, unbeaten welterweight James Nakashima (8-0) lifted the welterweight title from Derrick Kantz (20-10), winning by split decision in a dirty fight marred by various illegal blows that Kantz’ corner blamed for the loss.
In the evening’s co-main event, women’s flyweight titleholder Andrea Lee (8-2) retained her belt by submitting Jamie Thorton (4-4) with a keylock in the second round. Peter Stanonik (5-2) also knocked out Kendrick Williams (1-1) in the second round.
Complete results at Legacy Fighting Alliance 23
James Nakashima def. Derrick Krantz by Split Decision (SD) after 5 rounds
Andrea Lee def. Jamie Thorton by Submission (Kimura) at 2:54 minutes of round 2
Ryann Spann def. LeMarcus Tucker by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 2:55 minutes of round 1
Bryan Billiot def. Brandon Shavers by Submission (Heel Hook) at 3:07 minutes of round 2
Sabina Mazo def. Linsey Williams by KO (Head Kick) at 4:26 minutes of round 1
Peter Stanonik def. Kendrick Williams by KO (Punches) at 4:18 minutes of round 2