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Bellator 293 video: Mike Hamel cracks Nick Browne with head kick to set up 42-second knockout

Mike Hamel and Nick Browne
Lucas Noonan, Bellator

Mike Hamel’s first Bellator finish was worth the wait.

On the preliminary card of Bellator 293 on Friday, Hamel needed just 42 seconds to land a head kick that had Nick Browne reeling en route to a first-round knockout.

Watch the fantastic finish here.

It took Hamel a few moments to find his range, but when he did, he landed a high kick square on Browne’s chin. The blow visibly rocked Browne, prompting him to instinctively shoot in for a takedown, but this just left him open to follow-up punches from Hamel. After Browne absorbed a few more hard shots, referee Frank Trigg stepped in for the stoppage.

Browne protested Trigg’s call, which came at 0:42 of Round 1.

Hamel won his third straight fight after dropping decisions in his first two Bellator appearances. He finishes a fight for the first time since January 2017.

Browne has now lost two straight.

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