Mike Kimbel did not waste any time in his bantamweight clash with Alex Potts at Bellator 207, dropping his opponent six seconds into the opening round.
The 21-year-old's finish means he his now tied for the fastest finish in Bellator history alongside former middleweight champion Hector Lombard, who knocked out Jay Silva in six seconds at Bellator 18 in 2010, and is only two fights into his professional career.
WOW That was fast!@kimbelmike tied for fastest KO! #Bellator207 Live now on the Bellator app! pic.twitter.com/tHRjS0j899
— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) October 12, 2018
After the bout Kimbel revealed to reporters that he spoke with Conor McGregor before the fight, with both fighters represented by the same sports management company Paradigm:
Speaking of Conor, shout out to Conor last night he face timed me. That's my 'homie'... He face-timed me with Audi (Attar).
We don't talk very often cause obviously it's Conor McGregor and I wouldn't say I'm necessarily a fan of anybody because we're on the same sport, but he's definitely done things that nobody's done.
McGregor had a similarly swift KO of former featherweight champion Jose Aldo at UFC 194, the Notorious knocked out the Brazilian in 13 seconds, but Mike 'The Savage' Kimbel has given the Dubliner a run for his money with his efforts on Friday night.