An American fighter demolished his opponent with a 10-second knockout in his first Bellator MMA appearance

Corey Samuels scored one of the fastest-ever finishes at Bellator MMA.
Corey Samuels made lightning quick work of his opponent. Photo by Lucas Noonan / Bellator MMA
  • An American fighter scored a 10-second knockout Friday at a Bellator MMA event.
  • Corey Samuels finished Isaiah Hokit with ease thanks to pinpoint striking.
  • Watch the finish right here.
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An American fighter called Corey Samuels scored a 10-second knockout in his debut appearance at a Bellator MMA event Friday in Uncasville, Connecticut.

Samuels had only ever fought four times as a pro prior to the weekend, losing as many matches as he had won in a 2-2 stretch going back to 2018.

But the combatant’s career with the Los Angeles-based fight firm couldn’t have gotten off to a better start as a quick-fire striking combination dropped his Bellator 261 opponent Isaiah Hokit mere moments after the opening bell.

The sequence, which finished with a crisp one-two, dropped Hokit in a heap on the floor.

Sensing an opportunity to cause bout-ending damage, Samuels pounced on Hokit and hit him with five hammer fists until the referee pulled him off of his opponent to signal it was all over.

Watch it right here:

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It was the fourth-fastest knockout victory in Bellator’s history, according to MMA Fighting.

Victory advanced his pro MMA record to three wins (one submission, one knockout, and one disqualification) against two losses.

In the main event, Valentin Moldavsky beat Timothy Johnson to win Bellator’s interim heavyweight championship. After, he said he’ll start preparations to fight Ryan Bader for the full title.

Bellator returns to Showtime in the US and BBC in the UK on July 16, back at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, for Bellator 262.