- Will Brooks has won his latest MMA fight after his opponent broke his leg early in the fight
- The former Bellator champion logged the fastest win of his career in the process
Will Brooks came in at the Memorial Coliseum Arena in Indiana well-prepared for his Art of Scrap 4 main event bout against Brazil’s Rafael Bastos. However, the fight did not go down the way he wanted it to be as Bastos broke his leg off a checked kick just seconds after the opening bell rang.
A horrible injury
Brooks and Bastos were still gauging one another in the middle of the cage when the latter threw a leg kick at the ex-Bellator champ that marked the end of the fight.
Right after Bastos landed the kick on Brooks’ left calf, he appeared to have felt some excruciating pain and immediately tried to pull his leg back. Unfortunately, the Brazilian even landed on his hurt leg as he fell down after getting off-balanced, seemingly adding more damage into it.
Upon witnessing the horrible injury, the referee in charge swiftly waved his hands in the air, signaling that the fight was over.
Brooks was then declared the winner via TKO after just 19 seconds, setting the fastest win of his MMA career.
Watch the highlights below:
Don't throw dry kicks.
Don't skip leg day.
Results of my fight last night.
— Will Brooks (@ILLxWillBrooks) April 16, 2022
Happy but “a little disappointed”
Taking his thoughts to social media after the fight, Brooks admitted that though he wasn’t able to showcase his skills in his second bout in the promotion, he’s still happy he got the W.
“Got the win tonight. Didn’t get the chance to put on a display. Opponent threw a leg kick, I stepped down, checked properly, and he broke his leg on impact,” Brooks wrote on Twitter. “Happy for the W but a little disappointed I didn’t get to put on a performance.”
“Don’t throw dry kicks. Don’t skip leg day,” he added in a tweet accompanied by the full video of the fight.
Brooks is now 2-0 under the Art of Scrap banner. It was the fifth promotion he has signed with since leaving Bellator in 2016.