Matt Hamill is still fighting and evidently still capable of finishing opponents.
Hamill knocked out former UFC veteran Luiz Cane in just 38 seconds in the main event of Fight2Night 2 on Friday night in Parana, Brazil. It was Hamill’s first victory since 2012.
Matt Hamill KO's Luiz Cané at Fight2Night 2 pic.twitter.com/O5Jdl9MIGM— Streetfight Bancho (@streetfitebanch) April 29, 2017
Hamill landed a left hook that rocked Cane, hit a series of right uppercuts on the Brazilian and then finished on the ground. The Cincinnati native had not won a fight via knockout since 2009.
The victory marked the snapping of a four-fight losing streak for Hamill (13-8), a six-year UFC veteran. The fighter, who was known for a very solid MMA career despite being hearing impaired, last fought under the Combate Americas banner in October, a first-round TKO loss to Julian Marquez.
Hamill, 40, had not won since beating Roger Hollett at UFC 152 in 2012. He owns victories in his career over Tito Ortiz, Mark Munoz, Tim Boetsch and Keith Jardine. Perhaps his most high-profile victory was when Jon Jones was disqualified for hitting Hamill with illegal elbows in 2009. Jones, regarded as one of the greatest MMA fighters ever, has no other losses on his record.
Cane (17-7, 1 NC) was on a three-fight winning streak coming in and had won five of six since his departure from the UFC. Cane, 36, was in the UFC from 2007 to 2012.