When you become a fighter, you need to make sure people will remember you by the time you appear. And what better way to introduce yourself to the world of MMA than by producing one of the best knockouts ever.
In 2017, Tyson Claxton made his pro debut at Bellator 186 and boy did he impress. Fighting against Jonny ‘John Wayne’ Bonilla-Bowman, Claxton not only secured victory within 90 seconds but the 24-year-old featherweight managed to do so by landing a flying knee that was both brutal and incredible in equal measure.
Tywan Claxton just ANNIHILATED Jonny Bonilla-Bowman with a jumping knee 😱 #Bellator186
— Alexander K Lee (@AlexanderKLee) November 3, 2017
Now That’s Impressive
The fighter’s knee strike KO’d Bowman so hard that he actually ‘dabbed’ while lying unconscious. Claxton, whose nickname is ‘Speedy’ reacted to his astonishing feet by jumping onto the cage and celebrating with his teammates.
In the aftermath of such a vicious KO, it took a wobbly Jonny Bonilla-Bowman two minutes to return to his corner (longer than the fight lasted).
He also needed assistance to leave the cage and will no doubt be in for a lengthy layoff after as the flying knee kick took its toll on the featherweight, who was in just his second professional fight.
He Wanted More
Claxton – who went 7-0 as an amateur – called out Aaron Pico after his statement about the violent knockout.
“One, I got beaters, and he has no chin, so if I touch him one time, it’s over. It’s not a matter of ‘if’ I touch him. It’s ‘when’ I touch him,” Claxton told Flocombat.
“That’s a fight that I can go out there and try new moves. That’s like a little brother fight. I can put my hand on his head and let him swing a couple times and touch him on the chin,” he added.
“Even the guy who beat Pico [Freeman], hell, if you want to throw me on the main card, I will starch his ass in less than 24 seconds. I’ll starch the guy that beat Pico. I’ll make my pro debut against a guy that’s 10-2, 10-3, whatever that guy’s record is. I’m not worried about it..”
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— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) November 3, 2017