Such a great way to introduce yourself to the world of MMA by delivering a knockout of the year.
Tyson Claxton who made his pro debut at Bellator 186 against ‘John Wayne’ Bonilla-Bowman on Friday night and within 90 seconds the 24-year-old featherweight landed a flying knee kick that was both brutal and incredible in equal measure.
The kick KO’d Bowman so hard that he lay unconscious, Claxton celebrated by climbing on the cage with his arm aloft.
The aftermath of such a vicious kick, it took almost two minutes for Jonny Bonilla-Bowman to return to his corner. He also needed help to leave the cage as that insane kick took a toll on the Featherweight, who was in his second professional MMA fight.
Now, this is how you start an MMA career. INSANE!
THAT'S how you start an MMA career! WOW @tclax149 #Bellator186 #FlyingKnee pic.twitter.com/1A2VQjl2Ep
— BellatorMMA (@BellatorMMA) November 3, 2017
Claxton, who was a 7-0 (amateur), called out Aaron Pico after the fight. Pico lost his debut to Zach Freeman in just under 30 seconds, but he proved in his second bout where he scored a KO victory over Justin Linn at Bellator 183.
Without wasting any time Claxton called out the 21-year-old on social media.
Undefeated prospect Tywan "Speedy" Claxton (@tclax149) has a special announcement! Watch the full reveal! #BellatorNation pic.twitter.com/kikbNeZ7fW
— BellatorMMA (@BellatorMMA) August 10, 2017
Claxton told FloCombat earlier this month,
“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. 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 of times and touch him on the chin.”
“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..”
Well, it looks like Aaron Pico and Claxton would make for one hell of a fight!