Maki Pitolo showed that his nickname is no joke.
The 31-year-old middleweight, who affectionately goes by the moniker “Coconut Bombz,” continued to make the most of his post-UFC run with a monster 30-second knockout of Doug Usher on Friday night at Eagle FC 47.
In a brutal sequence, Pitolo cracked Usher with a perfect check left hook that immediately sent the Usher crashing down to the canvas, face first.
Watch a replay of Pitolo’s highlight-reel knockout below.
Pitolo (15-9) has been regaining momentum since exiting the UFC following a disappointing 1-5 run with promotion in January. His victory over Usher moved his record over the last three months to 2-0, including a March win over Bellator and Strikeforce veteran Fernando Gonzalez.
In the aftermath of the bout, Usher (13-4) left his gloves in the EFC cage and announced that he was retiring from mixed martial arts after losing for the first time since 2015.