Anton Turkalj wasted no time making Brave CF history.
The unbeaten Swede broke the record for the fastest KO in promotional history when he clocked Konstantin Soldatov with a spinning backfist to score a finish in just 13 seconds at Brave CF 50 in Bahrain.
Insanity in Bahrain. Anton Turkalj scores the fastest KO in Brave history with a 13 second spinning back fist against Konstantin Soldatov then exits stage left. #BRAVECF50 pic.twitter.com/onLOGG0TKx— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) April 1, 2021
In the brief 209-pound catchweight bout, Turkalj was seen throwing a high kick and immediately following it with a spinning strike that Soldatov walked right into. The head shot caused Soldatov to fall awkwardly and land in a defenseless position, and Turkalj quickly capitalized.
Turkalj improved to 7-0 as a pro with the win Thursday. The 24-year-old has finished all of his opponents before the third round, with five knockouts and two submission victories on his resume. This was his third win competing for Brave CF.
The previous record for fastest KO belonged to Djamil Chan. Chan, a former Bellator fighter, made short work of Alejandro Martinez at a Brave CF show in August 2018, knocking Martinez out in 29 seconds.