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Video: Corey Samuels obliterates Isaiah Hokit with 10-second KO at Bellator 261

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Bellator lightweight Corey Samuels spent more time talking to John McCarthy in his post-fight interview than he did in his actual fight.

During the preliminary card of Friday’s Bellator 261 event, Samuels took on Isaiah Hokit at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. Seconds in, Samuels landing a blistering combination that sent Hokit dropping to the canvas, which briefly woke him up. Samuels followed up with a couple of shots before the referee had seen enough just 10 seconds in.

Check out the video of the finish below:

The finish enters the books as tied for fourth-fastest knockout in Bellator history.

It was the promotional debut for Samuels, who certainly made the most of his opportunity. The Florida native entered 2020 on a two-fight skid before earning a second-round submission on the regional scene in August. The 28-year-old has yet to go to a decision in his five professional bouts, which includes a 2019 appearance in his home state at Titan FC 55.

Hokit, a former collegiate wrestler at Fresno State, was making his mixed martial arts debut.