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.