Trade punches with Sabah Homasi at your own risk.
Homasi (17-10) entered the night with a bit of extra motivation following a dust-up between the two at Thursday’s weigh-ins, and in the end, he made Mendonca (11-6) pay. “The Sleek Sheik” stormed forward with punches less than a minute into the opening round, tagging Mendonca with a series of rights and lefts along the fence before sending Mendonca down to the canvas for good with a brutal overhand right.
Video of the finishing sequence can be seen above.
Homasi has now won two straight fights and five of his seven appearances in the Bellator cage. Mendonca, meanwhile, drops to 0-2 in the promotion.
Bellator 282 took place at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.