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Keri Anne Melendez scores crushing 47-second KO in MMA debut at Bellator 165

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Keri Anne Melendez didn't have to wait long to win her professional MMA debut.

Melendez, 32, the wife of UFC lightweight Gilbert Melendez, floored Sheila Padilla with a heavy right hand just 47 seconds into the opening round of the pair's flyweight contest at Bellator 165 on Saturday night. Melendez (1-0) followed with two more right hands for good measure, but Padilla (2-1) was already done.

"I think it's time to pass the torch," an elated Gilbert Melendez said of his wife afterward. "We got a bad Melendez here and I'm very proud of her. There's a lot more of that to come, guaranteed."

Catch video of the finish below.

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