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Bellator 282 video: Alexander Shabliy stuns ex-champ Brent Primus with brutal KO

Welcome to the Bellator title picture, Alexander Shabliy.

The 29-year-old Russian demolished former Bellator lightweight champion Brent Primus with a highlight-reel second-round knockout at Bellator 282. Using his slick boxing and sick counter abilities, Shabliy first blasted Primus with a one-two off a high kick, then downed him with follow-up combination. Sensing the end, Shabliy then swarmed with punches to secure the biggest win of his career at 1:22 of the second round.

Catch replay of the finishing sequence above.

Shabliy (22-3) has now won seven straight bouts and is a perfect 3-0 under the Bellator umbrella. After trouncing the No. 2 ranked lightweight in Bellator’s media-generated rankings, he’ll likely move into title contention next.

Friday’s outcome also marked the first stoppage loss in the career of Primus (11-2). The 37-year-old American has now lost two of his last three bouts, sandwiching a win over Benson Henderson between losses to Islam Mamedov and Shabliy.

Bellator 282 took place Friday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.

Complete Bellator 282 results can be seen here.

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