Mike Kimbel is just two fights into his professional career and already he’s etched his name into the Bellator history books.
A 21-year-old bantamweight prospect fighting out of Connecticut, Kimbel tied the all-time record for the fastest knockout in Bellator history on Friday with a scintillating six-second KO of Alex Potts at Bellator 207.
Kimbel (2-0) flattened his unlucky foe in the opening seconds of the fight with a one-two combo that dropped Potts (1-1). Kimbel’s mark of six seconds tied a Bellator record that has stood since former middleweight champion Hector Lombard knocked out Jay Silva in just six seconds at Bellator 18 in 2010.
Kimbel’s professional debut was an equally destructive finish of Geoffrey Then that required only 63 seconds at Bellator 194. Check out Kimbel’s latest handiwork below.
WOW That was fast!@kimbelmike tied for fastest KO! #Bellator207 Live now on the Bellator app! pic.twitter.com/tHRjS0j899— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) October 12, 2018
Mike Kimbel (2-0) knocks out Alex Potts in six seconds! The 21-year-old ties Hector Lombard for the fastest KO in Bellator history! He has finished both of his wins in the first round. #Bellator207 pic.twitter.com/wWbQ8U0D4Y— Kyle Johnson (@Maldobabo) October 12, 2018
Mike "The Savage" Kimbel just tied the record for fastest KO in @Bellatormma history. Just 6 seconds... here's the entire fight. pic.twitter.com/qwrdeIZu8O— DAZN USA (@DAZN_USA) October 12, 2018